I had a profractional laser treatment on the 28th of April my new skin looks younger but I still have the deep ice pick scars that are prob more prominent now because the old dead skin is gone. She did 600 microns 22% on my face and my cheeks she did 800 microns. I heal very quickly!!! I want another treatment next week, she said she was going to go 800 microns all over. Trust me the injections are painful and I had to grunt alot. Next week will be 22 days post. I'm running around with these horrible craters on my cheeks and I don't have a follow up until June 2nd. I feel and I know my skin better than she does everyone heals differently. Do you feel that 800 microns will be deep enough this time??? Is 22 days post too soon. I know all about callogen rebuild but I have peaked most definately!!! I hate the injections but I hate these craters worse. Would 1000 microns be pushing it on my second treatment???? Scars are deep so I need deep heat I feel??? Please help this is my face???
Thanks for posting your query. It is normal to find red prominent scars after the first sitting of profractional laser because it works by creating microscopic "wounds" within the targeted areas and hence trigger the body's natural healing process teherby accelerating the production of collagen and new, healthy skin cells.You have got one sitting of profractional laser treatment. This procedure is most often applied over 3 â 5 treatments, spaced 2-4 weeks apart, with each treatment seeing a noticeable improvement in the quality of the skin. So 22 days is not considered a long time for the next sitting.
Basically profractional laser is delivered as individual columns in a polka dot fashion. These multiple columns of laser can be varied in width, depth and density. Hence now your dermatologist wants to go to 800 microns in the next session. The density of the laser columns can also be increased to cover up to 60% of a full resurfacing. Hence when you go for the next session of 800 microns, please be prepared for a longer period of recovery.
For the pain during the procedure, you can get a topical anesthetic applied before the sitting. Also after the procedure, get prescribed an antimicrobial ointment during the healing process. You must apply sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher (UVA/UVB) after every two hours of sun exposure. Avoid direct sun exposure during the healing process and for at least 3 months after treatment.
I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and regards.
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