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.
Will my Burns After Photo Facial Heal Completely? (photo)
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Believe it or not, these are likely to resolve on their own.
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.
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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
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