Lasers for Active Acne
What will my skin look like after the treatment?
Immediately after your treatment there will be little or nothing to see on the treated skin. However, some people do experience mild redness and a warming sensation. At worse, you may have occasional small red bruises (purpura) scattered around the treated area, but these often fade within the next few hours. In very extreme circumstances they may persist for a few days, but can be covered with make-up. On sensitive areas such as the neck or hands, there is a possibility that you may get a prickly heat type of reaction that usually settles after 24 hours. You are advised not to take antihistamines or anti-inflammatory medications to treat these mild symptoms as this can lessen the results from the laser treatment.