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Photofacial for the Sun Spots 2 days ago still burning!

I have done a photofacial on my breast for the sun spots 2 days ago and it is still burning, I have a lot of red swelling spots and black spots. For how long should I experience it and how do I know that it does not go wrong?

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This sounds like a very aggressive treatment.  Avoid the sun and use spf 30 or more. Thank you for your question and good luck with everything.

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Danville Plastic Surgeon
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Complication from IPL Photofacial


IPL Photofacial should not involve much of any down time. If one experiences persistent swelling and burning sensation after 2 days, excessively high energy may be used or you perhaps were not instructed to discontinue all potentially irritating skin care products 3-4 days prior to IPL Photofacial. Any topical retinoid, glycolic acid products, or prescription or OTC ance products should be backed off few days prior to minimize excessive irritation.

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Bay Area Dermatologic Surgeon
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