Ok, here’s an update to my earlier post, logically titled “First Laser Treatment”
As a reminder, I’m 38, getting my beard lasered.
So I had my second laser treatment today. The first one left a lot of patchiness and some small crcular spots where the laser worked surrounded by hair where it didn’t. The redness and swelling went down after 2 days last time.
So I put on my numbing cream. I had a different girl this time. She used the same setting as before. lagirl, you asked about the settings, it’s a lightshear diode and it was set to 18 joulles the whole time on my face, which is what I had last time.
It hurt really bad this time, but I think it’s because the first girl missed so much. This girl was good, it took about an hour and 15 minutes. She really did my chin a alot because I have heavy beard growth.
So this is where my questioning comes in. I freaked last time because of the redness and swelling, like “oh my God, what if I get stuck like this” and it all cleared up in like 3 days.
So the difference this time is that afterword, even now (4 hours later) my chin is really swollen. There’s like these little beads of water or moisture or something coming out of my pores in my chin. Not sure what it is. I did put ice cubes on my face when I got home and a cold washcloth. I took 2 Alleve.
Now, I don’t want to get freaked out again over nothing, but I didn’t have swelling like this before. There are some spots on the chin where the skin broke, like just little red marks where I guess the laser broke the surface of the skin. The girl told me that it might scab up a little bit, but that that will fall off and it will return to normal after the scabbing.
With the swelling, I can’t feel the tip of my chin. I put aloe on it and I was going to sleep for the night and see what it looks like tmrw. Again, last time I was so worried and it turned out to all clear up in two days so I’m thinking it will this time.
lagirl and anyone else, has this happened to anyone with the big time swelling? Should I take some before and after pics and put them on here for you guys to see?