a little late on posting.. sorry!
Very very sleepy in this pic. this was taken a week after treatment. After looking at the pic.. now it has been 3 weeks since treatment. It is SOO much lighter. I can't say enough how much easier my make up is. it is literally amazing.
Before I was wearing so much to keep it covered.. and during the day..living in Oregon and a lot of humidity and rain.. it would get oily or glossy and I would have to blot during the day to keep that area from shining. I hated it.
Now I hardly have to wear makeup and don't havre to retouch ever during the day.
I won't say that there isn't some kind of discomfort during procedure and it is tender the following 2 days. But I am able to still put makeup on it.. rubbing it in.. etc.
The laser feels like being snapped with a rubber band. I tend to have a REALLY high pain tolerance. And that being said I suppose different areas may be more or less tender than others. Mine is on a tender part of the face.. right by the nose under the eye.
It wasn't like I was lying there dreading each pulse of the laser. And could possibly be that I am so excited I could care less.. and am just anxious to see it after.
To me it is worth it. If it was around my eye.. I would be very nervous. My leg.. not at all. Just depends on the area and how sensitive you are.
I do ice my face the night after treatment. It sort of feels like a burn.. but you can touch it and it doesn't sting. It is a deep burn I guess, I don't ice it because of pain.. I do to prevent swelling. And for me it may not swell either way. It is soothing though to ice it. Again I am once who will ice my whole back after a massage, my therapist says it helps get the crud out of the muscles.. I love it.
The other thing is.. it goes by very fast. My PWS is the size of a silver dollar and the treatment takes less than 8 minutes or so.
8 minutes of rubber band snapping.. for the results? YES any day.
Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder
K. - PWS on right side of my face
mother to son who has hemangioma on his back