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Potential scarring after Nd:yag for broken capillaries - CONCERNED!


Hi,

Two days ago I had nd:yag treatment of broken capillaries on each side of my nose. After the procedure I was left with two hard blisters, filled with liquid.

After showering this morning I noticed that the blisters had burst and that there were indentations in their place, circled by a small swollen red area. Over the indentations there has now formed scabs, but I am very worried that when the scabs fall of I will be left with pitted scars!

I would be very grateful for advice on what to do.

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docblinski


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May 11, 2012 3:15 AM

A response to your most recent posting of the visit with your treating doc. The mistake most patients make have these non invasive therapies is the "rush" factor (is what I term it). I'm (more)
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May 10, 2012 6:07 PM

When you get a blister after a thermal injury, such as from a laser treatment, that is a burn. Sounds like you got a partial thickness burn to the treated areas. Burns, upon healing, (more)
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May 3, 2012 6:08 AM

Obtain CLOSE follow up care from treating doctor. (more)
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angie12
 
July 31, 2020 8:04 AM

Hello, i'd love to know what the end result of this was as I find myself in a very similar position and i'm heartbroken at the thought I could have indented scars on my face from the ND yag laser. I wasn't warned of this before the treatment.


Needingconfidence
 
November 10, 2014 2:14 PM

Auto correct Grrrr. Derma rolling


Needingconfidence
 
November 10, 2014 2:13 PM

Starting dermatology rather



Needingconfidence
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November 10, 2014 2:12 PM

It's been years since your post but I wanted to follow-up and see how you made out as I have found myself in the same situation. I had been treated with yag for thread veins around my nose several times over a year and a half with no problems other then they slowly came back. After a year of no treatment I decided to try one more time and was burned despite the rn saying she used the same settings. She zapped me twice in a row each time which she had never done before. I was left with a huge blister that also burst and took 2 weeks to heal. I did not touch it and kept it moist and it didn't look horrible when the blister skin fell off so I thought I was lucky....but it seems to have pulled itself into a dent as time went on. I am just mortified and depressed. Have you had any luck treating it? It's been a month since it happened so I am starting dermatology hoping it will level out a bit but don't have much hope. Scared to get laser revision etc for fear of side effects :-( any advise would be appreciated


sophie8
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May 3, 2012 6:13 AM

I have now seen the dermatologist for a follow-up and she explained that scabs are common, and that indentations can develop (something which I was NOT made aware of before the procedure). She told me to let it heal a bit more and in one week she will review again and if needed lift the skin if there is still an indentation. Am very concerned and upset as I was never told that this could happen.

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