I ask because I'd like to know how long I'd have to wait before I know how much the laser actually did in the initial treatment before waiting to see how it improves from there.
How Long Does Microswelling Generally Last After a Lux 1540?
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Swelling after LuxE 1540
Swelling is expected immediately post-treatment and generally resolves within 24-48 hours. It may last up to 3-5 days in some patients.
Applying ice, cool rollers, etc. as well as topical agents post-procedure can shorten the duration of swelling as well.
Post op treatment with the 1540
Usually the treatment produces about a week of mild downtime consisting initially of swelling and redness for a few days and then some rough "sandpapery" feeling for a few days as the time laser columns heal. The best results are seen a few weeks later. I recommend at least 3 treatments about a month apart. However many patients opt to continue their treatments on a maintenance basis.
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