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mico wrote at 2007-11-28 21:17:33
The same thing happened to me on my chin. I used a toner on my face before my treatment. This caused a reaction with the laser resulting in minor burns on my skin. The derm who does my treatments suggested Neosporin and vitamin e 3x daily. She said shes seen it a lot before and I should be fine in a week or so (no scarring). Other advice, don't use any products on your skin the day of treatment and none containing glycolic acid or retinol-a 5 days prior and 5 days after treatment.

Good luck:)


af wrote at 2009-08-31 06:12:14
I recently got burned just like you on my arms and back. Did your marks on your skin ever go away? I am very worried that my skin will have these lines on them forever....


A wrote at 2009-09-08 03:29:55
I am in the same shoe as the patient who started the forum.  Instead, my scarring starts from my stomach up to my chest.  It's been almost a year since the incident took place.  I've been to a dermatologist as well, and he suggested using Tri-Luma to lessen the effect of the darkened circles...  This just made the situation worse in my opinion. It was too strong, and made me red all over and began to itch and was VERY uncomfortable all day.  (I can tolerate a LOT but this was something else.  It actually hurt me at some point)   So, now, I'm using an over-the-counter product called Porcelana night cream every night.  I used it for a while and it got a little better, but after I was exposed to sunlight, the spots got dark again and I'm back to square one.  So if you find anything or know of anything, I would really like to know.



I've been advised to try a pro-fractional laser, but I've gotten mixed answers from different people.   



I really would like this to be solved because it's caused SOO much frustration and anxiety and depression for a whole year!


Cydney wrote at 2009-09-13 14:35:06
I had burns all over my face from a pressure cooker explosion a few years ago and found that slathering on pawpaw ointment, (which is usually in an olive oil base), really helped. You can get it at some specialist health food stores or online. My skin peeled off and regenerated and I have no scars at all.  I had a couple of sessions in a tanning booth to even out my color and have never had problems with uneven tanning.


mel wrote at 2010-10-21 04:30:09
Hi..I received laser burns on my legs a week ago. They look like tire tracks all down my legs. This was my 5th sessiom and I strongly believe that the girl (always a different one) pressed down on my skin too hard because the burns are rectangular squares like the laser. I finally got to see the doctor who owns this spa after 3 follow ups and she said it would heal in a year with know explanation why. I stated that the person who performed was incompetent and asked for refund. She had the nerve to say that the 5th session was free after I paid about 1500..nevertheless she cut me a check for 230.00...I'm going to consult with a lawyer tomorrow. I was and am still shocked with her treatment. My legs look horribe!


mel wrote at 2010-10-21 04:30:36
Hi..I received laser burns on my legs a week ago. They look like tire tracks all down my legs. This was my 5th sessiom and I strongly believe that the girl (always a different one) pressed down on my skin too hard because the burns are rectangular squares like the laser. I finally got to see the doctor who owns this spa after 3 follow ups and she said it would heal in a year with know explanation why. I stated that the person who performed was incompetent and asked for refund. She had the nerve to say that the 5th session was free after I paid about 1500..nevertheless she cut me a check for 230.00...I'm going to consult with a lawyer tomorrow. I was and am still shocked with her treatment. My legs look horribe!


shell wrote at 2011-12-30 05:34:18
Hi also received laser burns up and down my leg that looked like tire tracks. That was 6 months ago...I still have white discoloration on the skin. They want to bleach my skin and I don't want to. I am furious and tried to get my money back and the RN is trying to tell me there is no money and that I have only the "free" part of my 6,000 dollar package deal. I am going to the better business bureau to let others now and I am going to take this to small claims court. The Nurse still wants to laser my face and other body parts ....she claimed the machine had to be serviced.....


Dr B wrote at 2012-11-14 06:33:22
Well Jim talks as if he were a  paralegal rather than a paramedic! yes laser burns do happen even in the best of clinics and that's where consent forms are for!  


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I can answer a variety of questions concerning the physical care of burns and burn patients which commonly are of interest to both patients and their families. Also I may be helpful in suggesting lifestyle modifications which will help with a more complete recovery from a serious burn. I can also accept questions regarding the physical classifications of burns and the implications regarding the size, depth, and location of burns. What I cannot answer based on my own knowledge and experience I can refer to my current and former collegues in the field including the plastic and trauma surgeons and burn recovery organizations. In many of these cases I will provide a line of communication directly to a specific expert or organization. While I can describe general treatments routines with which I am experienced,I cannot answer questions dealing with specifuc diagnosis of conditions or problems. Additionally, please understand that the area of burn treatments is an experimental one in which there is constant progress and change. Each Burn Center invests a major effort in the development of new materials, treatments, medications, and techniques. In this area of constant change and growth no one can be fully aware of all treatment courses employed.

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I am a licensed Paramedic and have also worked as a wound technician in a large regional Burn Center in a Trauma Level 1 hospital. I have experience in the areas of burn evaluation and care, both long-term and immediate first aid. I have also worked as a volunteer couselor with post-burn patients dealing with issues ranging from life-style changes to re-entering the world as a serious burn survivor.

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BA Economics and Biology, AA Health Care Management, EMT-P licensed in Missouri, ABLS (Advanced Burn Life Support)qulification, ACLS-EP (Advanced Cardiac Life Support-Experienced Provider), Former National Ski Patrol Winter Emergency Care Instructor and Senior Evaluator, Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic Instructor.

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