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What kind of complications might happen from a laser skin resurfacing?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Lisa Hogan
Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Potentially many
The most common side effects that occur with laser skin resurfacing are redness, swelling, & mild discomfort.
If anesthesia is provided via injections bruising can occur. The most serious side effects are infection, hypersensitive reactions (to products due to the more vulnerable state of the skin), stimulation of herpes outbreaks, scarring and changes in pigmentation.

In brief: Potentially many
The most common side effects that occur with laser skin resurfacing are redness, swelling, & mild discomfort.
If anesthesia is provided via injections bruising can occur. The most serious side effects are infection, hypersensitive reactions (to products due to the more vulnerable state of the skin), stimulation of herpes outbreaks, scarring and changes in pigmentation.
Dr. Lisa Hogan
Dr. Lisa Hogan
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Dr. Tami Meraglia
Aesthetic Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Scarring or pigment
Laser resurfacing can create beautiful results when done by an experienced practitioner. However, burns can result.
Additionally, permanent hypo or hyperpigmentation can occur.

In brief: Scarring or pigment
Laser resurfacing can create beautiful results when done by an experienced practitioner. However, burns can result.
Additionally, permanent hypo or hyperpigmentation can occur.
Dr. Tami Meraglia
Dr. Tami Meraglia
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Dr. J David Holcomb
Facial Plastic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Generally very safe
A variety of factors (e.
g. Skin type, prior Accutane use, type of laser treatment, laser treatment protocol and settings, care of skin after treatment) may contribute to a complication. The main concerns are infection, inflammation (prolonged redness), pigment disturbances (too little or too much), delayed healing and scarring. Celleration mist therapy improves skin recovery post laser treatment.

In brief: Generally very safe
A variety of factors (e.
g. Skin type, prior Accutane use, type of laser treatment, laser treatment protocol and settings, care of skin after treatment) may contribute to a complication. The main concerns are infection, inflammation (prolonged redness), pigment disturbances (too little or too much), delayed healing and scarring. Celleration mist therapy improves skin recovery post laser treatment.
Dr. J David Holcomb
Dr. J David Holcomb
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Dr. Jane Chung
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Hyperpigmentation
, hypopigmentation, or scar.

In brief: Hyperpigmentation
, hypopigmentation, or scar.
Dr. Jane Chung
Dr. Jane Chung
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