With the laser treatments, there is some discomfort during the procedure that we try to minimize as best we can with our laser cooling tip. After the procedure is over, there is no discomfort.
There may be small pink bumps that resemble mosquito bites that can last a day or two, and the area may be sensitive to very hot water for up to 48hours after the treatment.
Uncommonly, a skin wound such as superficial blisters and scabs can occur, which heal within 2 days to 14 days. Use of antibiotic ointment on a regular basis usually results in uneventful healing. There is a <0.5% possibility of a skin wound leaving behind a permanent scar.
When we target bluer veins on the face, it is possible that a small amount of blood can "leak" out of the vessel before it is sealed resulting in a bruise or discoloration of the skin. Bruises are temporary and resolve in approximately 2 weeks. The risk increases if you take aspirin products or are on blood thinners.
Because blood contains iron, it is possible for a brownish discoloration to result. This is usually temporary but can occasionally last for many months. We can also use exfoliation treatments and lightening products to fade the area.