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A 34-year-old member asked:

what are risks with cyrotherapy/electrotherapy/laser therapy?

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Dr. Christiaan Maurer
Dr. Christiaan Maureranswered
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Scarring: Scarring and pain are the risks.
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dr. Joshua Fox commented
Dermatology 39 years experience
also many others including a burn, bleeding, skin depression ,infection,etc
Mar 31, 2013
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
Dermatology 19 years experience
Several: Scarring, dyspigmentation, contour irregularities, pain, infection and bleeding.

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