What are the risks associated with laser skin resurfacing?
Fortunately, there are very few risks associated with laser skin resurfacing. If you have side effects, you are more likely to have them with deeper treatments than lighter treatments. You should discuss the risks and potential complications with your aesthetic plastic surgeon during your consultation.
Risks specific to laser skin resurfacing are outlined below:
- Abnormal healing
- Raised or thickened scars.
- Unanticipated color changes or skin blotchiness
- Eruption of cold sores (herpes virus)
You can help minimize laser skin resurfacing risks by going to a board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeon and following their advice and instructions before and after your treatment.