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one month after CO2 laser and lowerface/ neck lift, skin weirdly mottled
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Also, It is still very swollen, although I understand that is normal. I take photographs, and I am not seeing incremental improvement. My face looks like someone drew on it carelessly with highlighter. Mineral makeup covers it fairly well, but I wonder if I should doing something further. I wash with Cetaphil, use Cetaphil lotion, 60SPF LaRochePosay sunscreen and
avoid sun. I also had a small burned area on cheek, but that has finally healed (with a scar) Also, I still have a bruise on the cheek that was "burned", and several firm (clay like) lumps the size of halved grapes on cheeks by earlobes and where the burn was. I would like to deal with them...how? Needless to say, ears, neck, cheeks still completely numb. I do not look like myself yet, but as if I am recovering from a car accident.I am 60, and I do feel just fine.

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arnioldkleinmd


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beverly Hills, CA
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  a COz laser can and does scar
August 16, 2012 11:04 PM

The CO2 laser is the thought to be a versatile laser in the treatment of cutaneous lesions. For the dermatologist, potential applications of the CO2 laser essentially were suppose to be (more)
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August 15, 2012 3:20 AM

I might seek a second opinion from a dermatologist or PS. Appears as a deep second degree burning that might have been under managed. Follow up would be nice. (more)
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docblinski


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August 14, 2012 2:56 AM

All your post treatment/operation issues should have been discussed in your pre operative disclosures??? This is called an informed consent. Best to see your surgeon ASAP to be fully (more)
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Cocodot
  recovery from CO2 and lower facelift
August 14, 2012 4:02 AM

Thank you for writing. Yes, Dr. moved next appt. up to tomorrow after I contacted them. They are caring and attentive. I have no problems there. My question is really: Am I missing some step in my care that would help these hiccups resolve a bit more quickly? It is over a month now, and I definitely look sort of 'odd'- and when I read the other posts, that isn't so much a recurrent theme. People comment, so I know it isn't JUST my obsessive narcissism. ("'what are those odd lumps on your face?' and 'Why is your face discolored?')Yesterday the lumps were hot to the touch (I felt fine) and a bit bigger than today (cool to the touch and a bit smaller)..What I wondered is if I should be massaging, if these were glands, or just a normal part of the post process. (and no, specifics like this were not discussed pre surgery). As for the redness: sometimes remarkably bright, sometimes more "pink"- if mottled- as expected. Again, I wondered if I am missing some piece of the care. By the way, the Dr gave me a bottle of Vitamin C serum. I haven't noticed a change...but it might be helping...do not know



 



 

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