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Why no improvement 8 months after CO2 treatment?

Cosmetic Treatments QuestionsCategory: CO2 LaserWhy no improvement 8 months after CO2 treatment?
A patient asked 5 years ago
My family has heavy premature wrinkles. The doctor said maximum CO2 treatment would improve mine. I spent $3,000 that I cannot afford. Swollen, weepy wounds, hours of follow up treatment followed by scabs and redness kept me inside for a month. Eight months later: no improvement at all. F/ups have perfect-skinned women selling expensive products, pushing Botox, etc. I thought this was a medical procedure, not a sales job. Very disappointed, I asked for a refund.
1 Answers
Dr. Elham Jafari Staff answered 5 years ago

No Improvement after CO2 Treamtent?

  Hi, and thank you for your question and sorry to hear about the frustration. In the world of cosmetic medicine (as is the case in medicine in general), there is no guarantee that a treatment always works and produces the expected results. Yet, most treatments we provide lead to significant improvements in most patients. In your case, it is very important to make an objective evaluation on the extent of the results and improvements and this can only be achieved by comparison of pictures taken before the procedures and current pictures since many improvements following laser treatments are gradual and easy to miss as we tend to look at our face several times during the day and we can quickly get used to the improvements and miss them. Doing so should be able to indicate the points of improvement and hopefully will alleviate your concerns. I hope it helps and good luck!
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