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Post CO2 laser surgery, red patchy skin - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello Doctor
User :   I have a skin issue
Doctor :   please proceed with your question
User :   I got c02 laser surgery done
User :   on my face
Doctor :   ok
User :   in may 2010
Doctor :   ok
User :   my face still looks red and patchy
User :   i was asked to use tacrolius cream
User :   tacrolimus*
User :   but its of no use
User :   now my wedding is in 2 months
Doctor :   why was the surgery done ?
User :   to remove acne scars
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i know from whom you got this done?
User :   from a skin specialist
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how many sittings of treatment did you undergo
User :   ?
User :   1
Doctor :   has the redness not gone at all since you had surgery?
User :   no
User :   it was more red earlier
User :   but i was told it will go in 6-7 months
Doctor :   ok
User :   its almost 1 year now
Doctor :   generally it is expected to subside in 6 months
Doctor :   if it has been there for loner time , you need a review on this again
User :   ok
Doctor :   did you see the same doctor again?
User :   yes
User :   he said it will go away
User :   but its not goin
Doctor :   when was the last time you had a review?
User :   2 months ago
Doctor :   ok, what did the doctor say?
User :   he said continue with your sunscreen it will go
Doctor :   apart from redness do you face any other problems
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   I would suggest you go by the doctor , redness is expected to come down in 6 months , as the doctor has examined you and has re assured that there is nothing to worry
User :   can i apply any cream or eat anythign to redue the redness
Doctor :   you can continue with the sunscreen
User :   to make the process faster
User :   some night cream?
Doctor :   no , it is not advisable to try new creams when the skin is still red
Doctor :   you can use only sunscreen as prescribed and the other medicated creams
Doctor :   as the skin will be sensitive post treatment
User :   but tacrolus is not working for me
User :   tacrolimus
Doctor :   did the doctor ask you to continue tacrolimus
User :   yes
Doctor :   then it will need some more time , continue it
User :   ok, thanks for your time
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   I suggest you wait for some more time
Doctor :   and review the same from the dermatologist
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   bye for now
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