laser photofacial treatment

a laser photo facial treatment is a cosmetic procedure that uses laser energy to improve the appearance of the skin. it is typically used to treat sun damage, uneven skin tone, acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles.

we prefer to do it under general anesthesia. you can go home the same day. the cuts are made inside the nostril except sometimes, a cut might be made on the pillar between the two nostrils called the columella.

there is not much pain. usually, some packing is inserted in the nostrils, which you can pull out after 24 hours. after the surgery your nose will drip for 3-4 days; you can fix a small pad to soak this. there is a stuffy feeling just like a cold and your eyes could water for about 5 days. there can be swelling of the nose, cheeks and the eyes which can persist for 5-7 days. some patients can have to bruise with purple discoloration under the eyes which could take 7-10 days to go. you might have a small splint or paper tapes on the nose which are usually removed after 5 days. the final result is to be seen after 3 months as some subtle changes keep taking place.

either you will be happy with the result or you might not be happy with the result. if you are not happy with the result, it could be because of either of the following reasons

1. desired changes not achieved- this is very rare

2. besides desired changes, other unwanted changes could happen; asymmetry between the two sides, the desired change is overdone, undesired change in the position of the tip or the structure of the bridge, all could be examples of this

3. this is the most common:- desired changes generally achieved, no untoward changes but still unhappy

1. if an implant has been inserted, there is a small chance of infection or extrusion.

2. any distortion in the shape.

there is frequently an inability on the part of the patient to get across accurately to the cosmetic surgeon, the change that he or she desires in the shape of the nose. to make this easier, let us try to point out how the cosmetic surgeon names the various parts of the nose, what are the things the cosmetic surgeon can do to these different parts and what are the terms the cosmetic surgeon uses to describe these actions.