Last Friday (15th October) I had laser hair removal using the ND Yag Laser on my lower legs. I am a skin type IV and I had the treatment carried out at the Royal Free Hospital in North London. Unfortunately, I’m not sure of the exact settings used, but I remember the Nurse writing down 35J.
Anyway, it’s been 10 days since the treatment and I have pin prick scabs all over my legs. I have no idea if this is normal or an acceptable side effect? One of the scabs has rubbed off and the skin underneath is bright pink. I am treating the area with aloe vera and not picking them!
I rang the clinic today and spoke to the nurse, who advised me to keep the area moist and not to exfoliate the area. She suggested the scabs could be a result of the top of the hair becoming almost ‘glued’ to the surface of the skin, resulting in a scab. Also, on direction of the clinic, I came to my appointment with a few days hair growth. Not sure if this is an issue, as most clinics say you should shave the day before? I’m worried that the scabs may peel off to reveal pink marks over my entire legs, which would be worse than the hair!!
I’ve attached a picture of my leg.