Q&A: During my EVLT, I could smell and taste a slight “burning” odor plus I was dizzy during my procedure. Is that normal?
Question: During the EVLT laser procedure I really didn’t feel well, especially when the laser was on. I felt dizzy and the smell of “burning” freaked me out. Even after I was done, it took me couple hours to feel normal again. Is that normal?
Answer: The “odor” and sometimes a taste is normal during thermal ablation. It is the reaction of the laser and its chromophore. I would venture to guess the dizziness is associated with your normal fight or flight response. The body has different ways of telling you something is going on (pleasant or unpleasant) and this is one of the ways it tells you.
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