Had a patch test with the LightSheer diode laser four days ago. Yikes! I am left with about 70 nasty red dots on my lower leg. They are not really bumpy or swollen, just red, a few having black dots (perhaps scabs or burnt hair…icky.)
I was initially using aloe vera gel, but the actual skin redness and burning has subsided greatly. So, now I am using something called “Palmer’s Cocoa Butter” lotion, which my mom used for scars after some cosmetic surgery: the bottle claims that it “smooths and blends marks and scars”.
Two questions for the resident sages.
- How long does it usually take after a laser treatment for these red spots to go away?
- Is there anything in particular (any lotion or preparation or exfoliation) that you can do to help this heal more quickly? Any reason I should not particularly be using the cocoa butter?