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Mild Laser Resurfacing Cellulitis

Mild Laser Resurfacing Cellulitis

Mild Laser Resurfacing Cellulitis

Mild Laser Resurfacing Cellulitis – Often overlooked, the largest organ of the body is the skin. It covers people from head to toe and is exposed to the outside world 24 hours per day, seven days per week. As a result, many people develop problems with their skin which require medical treatment. Some of these problems, if ignored, can lead to serious health complications that can impact people’s quality of life or even place them in a hospital. Some statistics provided by the American Academy of Dermatology include:

  • The most common skin problem is acne, which often starts in puberty and impacts about one out of every six people in the United States.
  • Atopic dermatitis affects about 28 million people in the United States and can cause people to miss work.
  • Hair loss can play a significant role in people’s loss of confidence and affects about 80 million people in the United States.
  • More than seven million Americans have psoriasis which can lead to gray, silver scales to form on people’s skin which bleed when peeled.
  • Skin cancer, such as melanoma, is one of the most common cancers in the United States.
  • Close to 10,000 people are diagnosed with skin cancer on a daily basis.

These statistics show that skin conditions are a serious problem throughout the United States. One of the treatments that some people invest in is called laser resurfacing.

What is Laser Resurfacing?

Over the past few decades, there have been numerous new medical diagnostic and treatment modalities which have developed. One of these is called laser resurfacing. In this procedure, a doctor will use a laser to improve the contouring of the skin and remove any blemishes that are impacting the appearance of the skin. Two of the many different types of lasers include:

Carbon Dioxide: While most people know CO2 as the gas that is exhaled from the body, this laser has been shown to be effective in the treatment of warts, scars, wrinkles, and many other skin conditions.

Erbium: For those who have deeper wrinkles and lines, an erbium laser may be used instead of a carbon dioxide laser. It also causes fewer side effects than a carbon dioxide laser.

Unfortunately, some people have complications after their laser treatment procedures. One of these is called cellulitis.

Cellulitis Following a Laser Treatment

While many people are worried that the laser will burn them, cellulitis is another significant concern. Cellulitis is a skin infection that may occur after a laser treatment. Some of the symptoms include:

  • Swelling around the laser area
  • Considerable redness at the treatment site, called erythema
  • Pain that is worse on palpation
  • Blisters
  • Possible pus or purulent fluid leaking from the site

These are only a few of the many different signs that someone has developed cellulitis. While some cases of cellulitis are mild and can be treated with oral antibiotics other cases can be extremely severe. Cellulitis can spread to the deeper tissues, infect the bones, and even place people in a hospital where they will require intravenous antibiotics. Sometimes, individuals can also develop permanent scarring from a cellulitis infection. This can cause people to miss work, impact their self-confidence, and cause a quality of life issue.

Because of this, anyone with questions or concerns about mild laser resurfacing cellulitis should contact a personal injury lawyer in Sacramento today. You may be entitled to financial compensation.

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