Possible Complications

Problems are rare, but all procedures have some risk. The doctor will go over some problems that could happen, such as:

  • Burns or blisters that are similar to a sunburn
  • Nausea
  • Premature aging of the skin, such as wrinkling and dryness
  • Skin cancer
  • The skin condition worsens
  • Cataracts

The risk of problems may be raised in people with chronic health issues, such as liver disease.



This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.

Edits to original content made by Denver Health.