We do see a number of questions after procedures, where the result just wasn't quite what they were hoping. Sometimes we even so ones where there was some complication, because of course the scar after those kinds of procedures is expected. But sometimes, maybe, we can improve on that scar, but sometimes it's more than was expected, and maybe even worse, so we do see those patients, and we can offer them something to help them, but it is often difficult.

If they're really got a bad scar after a procedure, to have that trust for us to actually now do some other intervention, because we see patients that have had some laser procedure where they had a complication, and got a scar, and now I'm telling them, "Well, I have this laser that can treat the scar," and they say, "But wait a second. I already had a laser, and this is what caused it." So we have to really work through that, and we often start gently, where we have very gentle treatments and build their confidence. As they start seeing the results, they become much more comfortable with the procedure. But we certainly see a fair number of them.

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