I have mild welts after a fotofacial. Is this normal?

I've had many fotofacials over the last 20 years. Once I had extreme itching that lasted for almost 9 months. I attribute it to the high-powered topical they applied. I usually apply my own 5% lidocaine. Today, I had a fotofacial and notice a few welts and a depression, as well as swelling under one eye. Is this quite normal?

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Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

Published on Jun 25, 2016

Since the photo facial is a heat-based laser treatment, you can definitely experience swelling and welts. I would suggest waiting about 2 weeks, and hopefully this will all resolve. I would also get in touch with the office that treated you so that they know you are experiencing some issues. Next time they can adjust settings down a bit!

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Answered by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

Since the photo facial is a heat-based laser treatment, you can definitely experience swelling and welts. I would suggest waiting about 2 weeks, and hopefully this will all resolve. I would also get in touch with the office that treated you so that they know you are experiencing some issues. Next time they can adjust settings down a bit!

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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