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What happens to the skin after the treatment?

Within several minutes of the treatment, the treated area will become slightly red and puffy. This reaction subsides, and within a few hours the area returns to normal. Since the laser does not burn or cut the skin in any way, no bandages are necessary and you can return to your normal activities immediately.

Are there any side effects?

Side effects can include transient redness and increased or decreased pigment in the treated area. Minimizing sun exposure can reduce these side effects.

What is the healing time?

Essentially, there is no downtime. This is a tremendous advantage over ablative or surgical therapies. Depending on the procedure, there may be some initial redness usually lasting for a few hours to a light peeling or slight crusting of the skin. The micro-crusting can last 7 to 10 days. This is easily covered by the…

Are there any side effects?

Side effects can include transient redness and increased or decreased pigment in the treated area. Minimizing sun exposure can reduce these side effects.