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Will my Burns After Photo Facial Heal Completely? (photo)

I just had a photo facial today. First time ever. It was at a dermatologist office, done by a nurse practitioner. I felt very comfortable and it was mildly painful. By the time I got home I had these burn marks on my face. I texted the nurse and doctor, they had me send pictures. They both assured me that my results will be beautiful and these burns will heal fine. They said I could ice and use hydrocortisone and Advil.... Will this heal okay? Am I doomed? I am terrified now.

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Believe it or not, these are likely to resolve on their own.

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However I would encourage you to see a cosmetic dermatologist for assistance in clearing up this issue.  This should include sun screens, bleaching products, and possibly some light chemical peels.

I would strongly advise you not to return to the office where you were burned.  Photofacials are safe when properly performed.  However, this benefits from direct physician supervision.


Los Angeles Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Burns after photofacial

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Very seldom patients can develop a burn after a photofacial, especially if they had any sort of tan to their skin. I agree with using some mild hydrocortisone and Advil, and most importantly minimize sun exposure. In the vast majority of cases, everything heals just fine, you are not doomed. ~ Dr. Benjamin Barankin, Toronto Dermatology Centre

Benjamin Barankin, MD
Toronto Dermatologic Surgeon
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