A problem/complication after a Smartxide laser treatment? What to do?

hi, i had smartxide laser 4months ago and i still have dots and grid marks on my face especially on my cheeks and chin, im scared they are scarred as when i pull my skin taught they turn into lines that feel hard when i rub my finger over them. before i had the treatment i mentioned the grid effect and was reassured they can take up2 6mnths to subside. but now im scared of how much they look like scars. what is your opinion?

Based on your description, I think you may have a problem.  I would go back to your dermatologist right away and express your concerns and ask for solutions.  If they are unable to give you good answers, then search for a new dermatologist to give you a second opinion.  Links to regional guide and how to find a good doctor.  Please stay in touch.  Dr. I

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