I Had Pixel Laser Treatment and I Look Like a Leopard. Normal?

I had pixel laser treatment 2.5 days ago and I look like a leopard. Is this normal to be so blochy, I am only slightly red but with very brown blochy spots with redish undertones. If this is normal how long will this last?

Doctor Answers 3

Pixel Stripes

A leopard is ok...rhinocerous is bad. I confer with my colleagues below. It is normal initially to have some blotchiness. It will subside.

Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Both redness and brown discoloration shortly after Pixel treatment are common developments.  I often share with patients that redness lasts 3-5 days on average and brown splotchy spots can last a few days longer.  In addition, patients often experience peeling up to 10 days post procedure.

Pamela Norden, MD, MBA
Wellesley Dermatologic Surgeon
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Leopard Look after Pixel is Normal

What you are describing is very common and will last about 5 days.  After this you will have a slight pink appearance to the treated area.

Joseph Campanelli, MD
Portland Facial Plastic Surgeon
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