Complications such as bleeding and infection as well as neurological adverse effects of the local anesthetics (hypostesia, paresthesia, and anesthesia) related to the damage of sensory nerves may occur after laser therapy of the face .This article describes a case of a transient peripheral facial nerve paralysis after CO2 laser therapy, which has been rarely reported after dermatological. Laser resurfacing technology offers the ability to treat skin changes that are the result of the aging process. One of the major drawbacks of laser resurfacing technologies is the pain associated with the procedure. The methods of anesthesia used in laser resurfacing to help minimize the pain. Center for Oral and Facial Surgery, Columbus, Mississippi. Dr. Clokie is professor and head of oral and maxillofacial surgery and anesthesia, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. Dr. Sándor is a professor and clinical director, graduate program in oral and maxillofacial surgery and anesthesia.
Paresthesia is the medical terminology used for a change in sensation in part of the body. This is usually temporary. However, if it starts to occur more frequently then it may represent a neurological problem in that individual. Usually, paresthesias involve a prickling or a tingling sensation. A very brief sense of coolness or heat may also be accompanied. There facial tightness caused by anesthesia
crawling and itching sensations that may be felt with paresthesias.