First, a little bit about me (to put this all into context!)…
Diode Lightsheer Laser
Area treated: Chin/Neck/Upper Lip
The attendant first put the cooling gel on my skin. Then she proceeded to singe my hairs off! It felt so strange…I could smell the hair burning, but the pain was not quite acute. What I felt was the laser going really deep down into my skin, like little pin pricks.
Then, after the treatment was finished she gave me a mirror and instead of seeing hair-free skin, I saw the singed hairs sitting on the surface of my skin! There was redness around the treated area, which was treated with aloe vera gel. Then I went home.
Back in my apartment, I had some dinner, then, as I was cleaning up my kitchen, I looked into the mirrored backsplash to notice that, while overall redness had gone down, my skin had begun to turn very blotchy! Not the best look, I must admit: pink skin, big blotches all over, with little singed hairs sticking out. There were also little cuts on my chin.
After pacing around the apartment for a couple of hours, the blotchiness began to fade. After a good night’s sleep, I woke up to find little red dots all over my chin and neck with decreased redness from the day before.
My skin is sensitive. It blotches when I wax, tweeze…in fact, it looks as if I just received a lot of electrolysis right now. I am wondering why my skin reacted this way. Could it be the fact that the hair follicles were so deep below the skin? Upon pulling each hair out, I noticed that, while the tip was visible, 1/4 inch of hair was underneath!
I expect the remainder of the blotchiness to go away. I assure you, an hour post-treatment had me scrambling for my camera to send Andrea some ‘disaster’ shots! Has anyone had a similar experience?