I’ve just had my first laser treatment after many years of suffering from facial hair on my chin from a reputable clinic recommended by my doctor and attached to a local hospital. Although I knew the treatment was going to be painful I found the pain a lot more extreme then I had expected. I thought my pain threshold was high after having three children but obviously not!
A medium laser was used and I had no adverse reactions to the previous medium and high patch test. But straight after the skin around my chin is swollen, irritated and there is patchy discolouration. My skin is not particularly dark - olive toned, but the hairs are coarse - however I wasn’t expecting this much of a reaction.
Perhaps I was expecting too much from the treatment, but as I have five more sessions booked some reassurance and advice would be appreciated about side effects.