How Can I Get Rid of Grid-like Patterns Imprinted on my Skin After Laser Treatments?

Had TotalFX in Feb.Very happy.Had AFT/IPL in May and walked out shockingly red.Swollen for about 8 days.When brown spots came off there were some scars.First noticed orange peel appearance while swollen from a Fat Transfer I had a few weeks later.As FT swelling subsided I started to see grid-like patterns on my face. Is it possible to see a delayed reaction from TotalFX, or can I assume it was the aggressive AFT? Any recommendations to fix this?DeepFX? eMatrix?

Doctor Answers 3

Grid-like pattern after laser

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Uncommonly you can develop a grid-like pattern after laser which often heals with time, but can be expedited with either further laser sessions, or sometimes with a strong chemical peel like TCA. Definitely need to be diligent about protecting the area treated with sunscreen, hat, and big sunglasses. Best to speak with your dermatologist on how to even out your skin sooner rather than later. ~ Dr. Benjamin Barankin, Toronto Dermatology Centre.

Toronto Dermatologic Surgeon


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I would recommend that you keep the areas protected from sun exposure, so use a good sunscreen.  I would encourage you to wait at least 6 months to heal.  Please follow-up with your physician. 

Sam Naficy, MD, FACS
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 231 reviews


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You have had a lot done so it is hard to know what caused  changes. Thus, I recommend you avoid any new procedures, use sunscreen, and allow yourself time to heal.  A good 6-8 month time to heal will do you good.

Vivek Bansal, MD
Danville Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

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