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Acne scar disappearance after laser surgery - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello
Doctor :   How can i help you?
User :   Hope you are doing well
Doctor :   Thanks, yes i am
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query
User :   I got Co2 laser surgery done in May 2010, to remove my acne scars
Doctor :   Ok
User :   my doctor rold me that my erythema will go away soon
User :   but still my face is red, and the texture of the skin is different than the other areas
Doctor :   When did you have the surgery done?
User :   may 2010
User :   it has been 5 months
Doctor :   Also may i know your age?
User :   26
User :   also, i am still getting acne, and now my face looks very bad
Doctor :   has the frequency of acne increased after that?
User :   no, it is the same
Doctor :   Do you have itching, pain in the area?
User :   but i was wondering that it has been 5 months and there are no signs of the redness disappearing
User :   no
User :   only redness, and pathy skin
Doctor :   Did you go to your treating doc again for the symptoms present?
User :   yes, he said it is proceeding as it should
User :   and that it will take another 2 months for the redness to disappear
User :   i just wanted a second opinion
Doctor :   Usually the redness takes about 6 months to go away. But if the symptoms increase like pain, burning or itching then it needs a concern
User :   no, there is no pain or itching
Doctor :   Laser uses wavelengths which do take sometime for the normal skin to appear and can differ in every people.
User :   ok, but will it be ok after that
Doctor :   Do you have any uneven skin appearance?
User :   yes
User :   myskin does appear unven where the surgery has been done
User :   and there is slight pigmentation also
Doctor :   The new skin tissue takes time to reappear and it may take time for the new sells to appear.
User :   i am using metro gel
Doctor :   That is an antibiotic gel to prevent any infection
User :   ok
Doctor :   As the skin may be sensitive
User :   ok
User :   i am using sunscreen in the morning also
Doctor :   If there is no improvement in the skin texture and tone in 2 to 3 months then you need to consult your treating doc for same
Doctor :   Also if the symptoms worsen.
User :   I am taking vitamins B complex and folic acid and vitamin E along with bitter gourd pills
User :   ok
Doctor :   You need to continue with them.
Doctor :   They will help in healing the skin.
Doctor :   Have you followed what i have said?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   yes
User :   alright,can i do anything else to heal my skin sooner
User :   and prevent acne also
User :   right now, i wash my face twice a day with saslic, and apply benzoic acid on fresh acne
User :   at night i use metro gel
Doctor :   I dont think right now anything else is required. First let your skin heal
User :   thanks so much for your time, doctor..
Doctor :   Is there anything else you would like to know?
User :   no, thanks
User :   bye
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now
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