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aussieinLondon

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Laser burn to the face
« on: May 26, 2013, 09:54:12 AM »
Hi there,

I recently got burned on the face from an Isolaz laser for the removal of freckles. This was my sixth treatment with no previous incidents. I ended up with circular burn marks to the left cheek which were pretty bad. This was done in early March 2013. After seeing a Dermatologist who took pictures and said the damage was superficial, the skin scabbed, fell off and had pink skin underneath.He gave a bleaching cream with 4% hydoquinone, kojic berry, low does retin A, vit E which I applied once a day for 6 weeks.  I noticed after this that I had textural changes to the skin, fine lines, wrinkles, indentation marks, hyperpigmentation marks which seem to be slowly getting worse (I believe this is a result of the laser burn not the cream).  I have also broken out in a few spots in the area that was burnt (even though I have normal skin and only prone to the occasional spot. These spots seem to leave a mark even after they have healed (I am not squeezing, just applying a medicated antibiotic cream to that individual spot). I read about micro needling, and had my first session with a conservative Doctor/Dermatologist 7 weeks after being burnt. She used a dermapen, length 1.5. This was done 3 weeks ago, and I was told to start with 3 sessions, 6 weeks apart. The areas that was not harmed seems to have had some improvement, though very early days. The area that was burnt doesn't seem to have had improvements (again I know it is early days).

My skin care is as follows:

Mornings - cleanse, skinceuticals Vit C serum, moisturiser, sunscreen and then make up
Evenings- cleanse, sometimes a serum or rosehip oil and then evening moisturiser.


My question is that I would like to do home rolling in between treatments (I know my doctor probably would not approve since she is very conservative), but do you think I would be improving the skin by doing this? The last thing I want to do is make things worse, I am just keen for the skin to hurry up and repair. What would you recommend? maybe a 1mm every 2 weeks, then .5mm every couple of days? What extra topicals would you recommend?

I would appreciate any advice you may have.

Many thanks
aussiegirlinLondon

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Re: Laser burn to the face
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2013, 12:24:46 PM »
>I noticed after this that I had textural changes to the skin, fine lines, wrinkles, indentation marks,
>hyperpigmentation marks which seem to be slowly getting worse (I believe this is a result of the
>laser burn not the cream


I am a little confused.  Did the textural changes happen only in the burnt skin area or are you referring to your entire face? Or was the burn so large it covered a large part of your face?

Burns heal very slowly and when the scabs fall off, the redness of the skin can last for months.

Red marks left from breakouts can also take time to disappear. It is nothing unusual.

Did you protect yourself from sun exposure after the laser treatment?


>The areas that was not harmed seems to have had some improvement, though very early days. The
>area that was burnt doesn't seem to have had improvements (again I know it is early days).


Do I understand it correctly that she needled your entire face, not only the burnt area?
What was wrong with the areas that were not burned? What exactly improved on them?
Yes, it is too early to judge the results.

I do not recommend adding home treatments in between your professional sessions either. I think that needling the burnt areas with a 1.5 mm needle, every 6 weeks is a good plan.
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