I’m a 30 yr old MTF TS and I’m wanting to start LHR for my face and neck. My hair is dark and coarse and my skin is light. I checked around a few places that use Cutera Coolglide lasers. Yesterday I went to one of the places and had a test spot done. It was on my sideburn up near the ear.
She had me hold an ice back on the area for a minute or so and then put ultrasound gel on the area. Then she did 3 spots on the area. Each one felt warm with a little pin prick at the center of it. I could also smell hair burning. It didn’t feel too bad. Then she did something to the machine and did 3 spots again. This time the pin pricks hurt alot worse, like maybe 3 times as worse. It was red all over the area for about 2 hours afterwards. About 12 hours after having it done there was a few spots that looked kind of like red pimples starting with a black dot in the middle. Now the red spots aren’t as red but a couple have some puss around them now. It doesn’t look too bad though. I also have some acne but I don’t think that’s what it is.
The woman that did the test spot is a Licensed Aesthician and Certified Laser Specialist. That’s what her card says anyway.
So is my experience normal? Does everything seem ok? Does anyone see any red flags here? Are those red spots normal and go away? I guess after reading some of the bad experiences here I’m nervous. I hope I’m not making the wrong choice here.
I hope someone here can help reassure me here or tell me if there is anything wrong.
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