Had first treatment on armpits yesterday. I am not on any medications and took no pain killers to reduce any possible reaction. The session went well, there was no pain , very little discomfort,no visible sign of anything when it was done. Ive had more reaction from shaving! But about an hour later I developed red welts on lower inside arm ABOVE, and OUTSIDE of the treated area. Felt bruised. Is that normal? I do not have setting info at this time. The yag side of the machine was used. I think I am a skin type 2 or 3. Brown hair ,brown eyes skin,east European heritage,slow to tan,sometime burns, tan minimal light brown.Some sun sensitivites. History of melasma.
I also have questions about the equipment and would so appreciate further input from others.The machine is a cutera xeo prowave which I understand is an ipl but there are two sides to the machineand the second side has a handle that says ndyag and was told it is laser and not ipl. Is that a true ND yag?
The tech prefers to treat large areas like legs with the prowave side as it is faster and she has seen results. I had been advised by other sources to stick with the yag rather than ipl for more effective treatments. I dont want to be a difficult client and am wondering if it is ok to ask that the leg be done witht the yag side? Not sure it is my place to say?
I have prepaid for three treatments,armpit,bikini,lowerlegs. Should this reaction be a concern in continuing treatment? It still feels sore as if bruised but the red welts seems to be slowly going down a day later. The office said they have never had that type of reaction.