Emerge is a
non-ablative fractional laser which is used for skin rejuvenation and has shown
to have some effects on melasma. The fact that you are having this skin
reaction is quite unusual and I would recommend that you go back to the person
that treated you and see what they recommend you do now. I always recommend
that these procedures be performed under the auspices of a board-certified
dermatologist or plastic surgeon as we can best determine how to handle any
untoward events, even the one that you are showing now.
When we do these
kinds of procedure we always recommend a very good skin care routine – and in
your case one that also treats the melasma as well. So we hope that you are on
a good skin care routine as well.
From the picture,
this will probably resolve over time, but with skin care, this should not be a
Tiny holes in skin after fractional laser
I don't know when you had this procedure so this is sort of hard to answer. The tiny holes are from the pins where the energy is exerted under the skin. The holes will resolve themselves with time.
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Fractional Laser Treatment
Fractional lasers drill columns of holes into the skin which allows a higher depth of ablation with less healing time since there is live tissue around the holes. I would suggest to always follow up at the location where you received treatment for a timeline of healing. Patients can initially see the columns of holes post treatment which will heal and fade over time.