Bumpiness and Dark Spots After Photofacial

Is this normal? How long will it last?

Doctor Answers 3


This may occur at times, however I would highly recommend that you see your physician that treated you for an evaluation. 

Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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This can occur in some patients, and should resolve in 24-48 hours. Thank you for your question and good luck with everything.

Vivek Bansal, MD
Danville Plastic Surgeon
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Lumpiness and pigmentation following photofacial

Occasionally this will occur and is more likely in darker skinned individuals. Commonly exfoliation and massage may help expedite resolution of this but you may want to discuss this with your treating physician.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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