Mild swelling around hair follicles, pigment changes, redness, and temporary irritation are some of the risk factors of laser therapy.
Carolyn Presby, Physician Assistant with Miami Plastic Surgery, says the inflammation around the hair follicle is something positive, because it is a sign that the treatment is working. “Burns are not supposed to happen,” she highlights.
Just like anything there’s a risks to everything I think these risks are minor but we’re going to show them to you so you’re aware that if you want to do the risks we don’t have the graphic but I’m going to tell you what they are because that’s what we’re here for to inform you so myth swelling around hair follicles that’s pretty minor pigment changes there’s also some redness and temporary irritation no the inflammation around the hair follicle is actually something I want to see that’s called peri follicular edema and that’s a sign that the treatment is working so I will tell you for your fruit you know your initial consultation or your first treatment that I expect to see Pollock parry follicular edema I like to say it’s called like a little bit of lizard skin you’ll have little little bumpy’s those will go away within a couple of hours burns burns are not supposed to happen if burns happen that means that I was not using the right laser or I was not using the right energy or that I was not getting the appropriate feedback from my patient in terms of what they were experiencing and I’m constantly checking in any new area any any new inflection I want to know how you’re feeling on a scale of one to five five being the worst pain of your life I expect you to about a three three you should be experiencing some heat but I’m not here to torture
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