What are the bumps that can form after you have a laser resurfacing procedure?

This is a question I answered for a patient who had laser resurfacing (laser peels / laser skin resurfacing / active fx / deep fx / total fx / max fx / ultrapulse / co2 laser resurfacing) and bumps a couple of months after the procedure:

They could be milia (clogged pores / acne / plugged ducts / facial bumps / plugged hair follicles). Which are small plugged cysts within a hair follicle. These can be extracted individually. There are also other options including using retin A, topical antibiotics can help and prevent more from forming.  Also microdermabrasion and superficial chemical peels can be done as soon as your skin is healed. At this point for you, being 2 months out you can do microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and before this I would have you start on a cleaning regime exfoliation and retin A. The Retin A will stabilize the skin cells and prevent the pores from cloggin up. From there, the microdermabrasion and the chemical peels (chemical resurfacing / chemical facials / skin resurfacing) will open up the pores and milia and clear the skin.

Here is a live demonstration of my use of a co2 laser and laser resurfacing.

Thanks for reading, Dr Young

Dr Young specializes in Facial Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery and is located in Bellevue near Seattle, Washington

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