I am in need of urgent, good and hopefully positive advise.
I am male, south-asian origin, skin colour (approx IV on the FP scale). I have coarse and dense black hair.
I underwent LHR treatment for my cheeks and neck with the coolglide (ND:YAG) laser 4 days ago. The treatment was fairly painful, especially as the laser acted on the dense and coarse hair on my upper neck and beard. Immediately after the treatment, I was pleased to see abundant loose hair follicles that I easily wiped off my skin with clean wipes that were provided to me. Later I was asked to apply Aloe Vera gel over my skin which was quite red and slightly mottled.
I was told that the redness take a few hours to disappear. However, four days on, I still have some red patches which are slightly sore as well. Yesterday, I went to see the doctor again and she felt I have hyperpigementation (which is a rare occurance with Coolglide). However, she tried convincing me that all this was aonly a temporary thing and would sort out. She however refused to give me a time-estimate for the recovery. Can anyone help me here?
Since the treatment is on my face and neck (probably the two most visible parts), I feel quite awkward with the red/brown patching. Images can be seen here: Images
Has anyone experienced / dealt with this before? Please can someone reassure me???
Please message me if you cannot see the photos.
[ May 20, 2004, 06:36 AM: Message edited by: markov ]