If a laser treatment leaves permanent marks, like a grid pattern, is there any treatment?

I Had C02 laser treatment on my entire dace and neck a little over 1 year ago and unfortunately have grid marks here an there. Can youbrecommend any treatment that might make them go away?

I know this is going to sound really weird but…………often the best treatment is a second laser treatment with a similar laser.   I know you’re thinking………what????  Has she lost her mind?   But here’s why and just maybe find a different/better office to do the second treatment.  It’s hard to feel confident in an office where you’ve had a problem, unless he/she can explain the solution clearly and has dealt with the problem before.

With the fractionated lasers (I’m assuming it was a fractionated CO2), some of them have a “stamping” handpiece technology that cause the grid pattern.  Sometimes for example, a Fraxel Restore (the erbium 1550 nm) which has a rolling handpiece and can be done with multiple passes may be able to even that up.   An experienced dermatologist with lasers would be the best person to help you with this.

Just so you know, every dermatologist or plastic surgeon who works with lasers has  problems occasionally, but the difference is in the experience in fixing problems that arise, hopefully at minimal or no charge to you.

Hope this helps,

Dr. I

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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