Swelling after Excel V treatment not getting better after 72 hours. Any suggestions?

I had an Excel V treatment on my face and neck Monday afternoon -was told I may experience some swelling -72 hours later and I wake up with my eyes swollen shut. swelling is significant and has not gone down. Is this normal? Perhaps just a very aggressive treatment? Treatment was for general redness - i can get quite red at times, although I was not very red at the time of treatment. The treatment was not overly painful.

Doctor Answers 1

Swelling After Excel V

This is common for vascular lasers and can be improved with oral diuretics, icing, antihistamins like Claritin and prednisone if its really bad.  Best, Dr. Emer.


Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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