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I am a laser tech and I've never seen this happen with any of my clients, though I have read about it when I studied about LHR.
Had a client that came in for a test spot because she knew she's extremely sensitive. previously used to wax her body and had extremely bad reaction the next day (broke out and had blisters and infection. Glad she warned me so I was already prepared that she will start reacting more than the avg person.
Here are the specs:
Skin V, using 18mm/12J/10ms on YAG with cryogen spray.
When I'd treat, the area would get slightly red which is normal. BUT about 10-15 mins AFTER i treat the area THEN she complains of it getting really hot and thats when i see all these very raised circles. Compared to my 18mm spot size, circles are 10mm. Seems like it could be from the cryogen.
Throughout I am doing a lot of cooling, doing aloe vera gel, and even rubbed an antihistamine that helped.
Anyhow 2 hours later, the redness is all gone, the bumps are still there, but not as prominent.
4 days later, client comes back to show me. Bumps have all gone down. but now in just a few places like arms there are still darker circles that haven't faded away. Doesnt look like a burn at all because its no where else around the entire body.
Seems like it affects arms because thats most exposed to sunlight. what do you think?
Has anyone ever experienced this? Wish I had a picture of what it looked like when the reaction first broke out during treatment. Will send a pic of what it looks like now.
Any advise or input would be great from the other laser techs.
Edited by swasa (10/08/12 08:23 PM)
Edit Reason: Adding picture