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Does scars look deeper after laser?

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I have noticed that the skin has very sunken appearance after laser. Immediately it is plumped for 9 days but at 2 weeks it starts to look sunken in area even where there were no scars, it mean they don’t look like scars but looks slightly sunken as if there is collagen loss 

FYI I had erbium ablative laser and some areas with full ablative laser 

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For me, for the scars that got some improvement, they looked better after the first week to two weeks. Then they gradually looked a little worse - but still better than before treatment. For the scars that didn't get any improvement, there were no changes except for the redness and hyperpigmentation that followed.

I've said this before: lasers can cause new scarring. This is the only time when some areas look worse and then get better. I still have the scars (new ones) although they look minor now. This is the risk of laser treatment.

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6 hours ago, Amanda Hall said:

For me, for the scars that got some improvement, they looked better after the first week to two weeks. Then they gradually looked a little worse - but still better than before treatment. For the scars that didn't get any improvement, there were no changes except for the redness and hyperpigmentation that followed.

I've said this before: lasers can cause new scarring. This is the only time when some areas look worse and then get better. I still have the scars (new ones) although they look minor now. This is the risk of laser treatment.

Did your redness and PIH go away ? I have slight redness and PIH,  2 and half months after fractional CO2  , nothing terrible but surely this doesnt make me happy , dr told me it will go away, but if i have it after 8 weeks its prolonged healing so naturaly  im worried little bit . Of course i asked this dr before treatment he said dont worry , u re white male with thick skin , i use standart setting nothing will happen , now whoops it can happen saw it few times , suddenly Lol 

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16 minutes ago, Miro said:

Did your redness and PIH go away ? I have slight redness and PIH,  2 and half months after fractional CO2  , nothing terrible but surely this doesnt make me happy , dr told me it will go away, but if i have it after 8 weeks its prolonged healing so naturaly  im worried little bit . Of course i asked this dr before treatment he said dont worry , u re white male with thick skin , i use standart setting nothing will happen , now whoops it can happen saw it few times , suddenly Lol 

I had three fractional CO2 treatments, first and second i had some redness and discoloration and then some slight PIH - very light i would say - it was gone within 2 months, so no problem , after third treatment my doctor went little more aggresive , i had treatment in beginning of january and i said to myself ok, six  months no sun , spf 50, and then i enjoy summer,  but this time some discoloration and PIH persisted .I would say at the end of june it was gone, but i was afraid of sun. Summer was off for me, i wore hat and spf 50 every day, no beach , no swimming. In autumm i had 4 TCA 15% peelings spaced month each to get things even little better. It is all gone , but i read online that if this happens , sunbathing can always be a problem  for you, pigment can come back. Of course worse thing is that laser didnt give me any reasonable improvement, so comlications wasnt worth it. It doesn mean of course laser will not work for someone else.

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On 6/5/2021 at 11:57 PM, Miro said:

Did your redness and PIH go away ? I have slight redness and PIH,  2 and half months after fractional CO2  , nothing terrible but surely this doesnt make me happy , dr told me it will go away, but if i have it after 8 weeks its prolonged healing so naturaly  im worried little bit . Of course i asked this dr before treatment he said dont worry , u re white male with thick skin , i use standart setting nothing will happen , now whoops it can happen saw it few times , suddenly Lol 

Yes, redness and PIH went away on their own without any products but for me (mixed race), it took 2-3 months.

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yes, laser ruined my skin that even a year and half later I'm trying to fix the fat loss from the laser. a lot of docs say lasers dont cause fat loss, yes it does and many have experienced it. stay away from lasers. not predictable.

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3 hours ago, Aba2020 said:

yes, laser ruined my skin that even a year and half later I'm trying to fix the fat loss from the laser. a lot of docs say lasers dont cause fat loss, yes it does and many have experienced it. stay away from lasers. not predictable.

They might cause fat loss on high settings most of derms are ass they dont care about people they gave same treatment everyone.

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