Ibuprofen: Late Onset Pinpoint Purpura after Fractionated Laser


Delayed Pinpoint Purpura after Fractionated CO2 Laser with Ingestion of Ibuprofen in the Late Postoperative Period

A patient who had undergone a standard Fraxel Repair CO2 laser procedure without any postoperative complications, developed delayed pinpoint purpura after taking Ibuprofen.


This presentation brings to laser surgeons attention the fact that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), might best be avoided post fractioned CO2 laser treatment, as subjects might develop this unusual side effect. Such purpura could be responsible for much of the post inflammatory hyperpigmentation we see in certain patients after Fraxel treatments

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