I am a 42 year old Asian woman and I had full facial MicroLaser Peel (20 micron depth) and 20% ProFractional Laser Resurfacing (200 micron depth) a month ago. A week after procedure, I started to get a hyperpigmentation reaction. I tried to cover it with some mineral makeup to try out by the medical spa, and after a few days, my face broke out in a lot of red, pimple-like lumps. So I went to the emergency room and was given Mupirocin for topical, and Sulfameth/trimethoprim orally for 10 days because they considered I had a staph (maybe MRSA) infection.
Around a week after I went to the emergency room, I woke up from my nap and noticed that my face was swelling. I took Ibuprofen and iced the area, but there was hardly any improvement. I was put on Cosmelon 2, but the next day I experienced tightness and rashes with peeling and itchiness. I stopped using Cosmelon 2 and used Aquaphor instead.
I was given other medications, but to date, the swelling is still present. What could have caused these post-procedure conditions? Is this prolonged swelling normal?