Palomar Starlux 1540 for Melasma - Hawaii
- updated 2 years ago
I have the melasma mustache and melasma across my...
- 11 May 2011
I have the melasma mustache and melasma across my whole forehead. I received the laser treatment yesterday. First she applied a numbing creme on my face and I waited for 45 minutes for it to sink in. She did 3 passes with the laser, the 3rd pass hurt but was not unbearable.
It felt like little pin pricks. When she was doing my nose, I felt like I was going to sneeze and my eyes and nose were running. After the laser treatment- which took an hour- my face felt and looked severely sunburned and swollen. I would recommend an ice pack for the drive home.
As suggested, when I came home I had cold compresses in the refrigerator that I applied to my face the rest of the evening. Last night I slept with my upper body elevated (as suggested) and today I am not swollen at all. My face is red and tender looking. My face is too red to tell if the melasma is any better. I will post tomorrow or the next day and let you know my review.
I am on day three and I have teeny white pustules...
- 12 May 2011
I am now on day 6 since the laser, and I am...
- 15 May 2011
I have been putting fresh aloe vera on it and that makes it feel less irritated, and I have also been putting hydrocortizone cream on my face because it itches like crazy.
I wanted to write a review on here because I felt that there were a lot of negative reviews, I wanted to be a positive one. Who knows, maybe this will turn out to be positive, but so for this sucks.
I feel that the esthetician who was working with me did not have my best interests in mind. I regret going because my face is an utter mess right now. I wish she would have recommended some bleaching creams to try before going straight to the laser.