IPL Treatment; welts 1 day post-op. Is this normal?

I have welts from an IPL treatment I received yesterday. Is this normal and what would cause this. I've seen many posts of fat loss, large pores from IPL. I value your expert opinion and whether any skin damage can occur as a result of IPL. Thank you.

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Welts after IPL

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Thank you for your question marilynrec. IPL is a great treatment to rejuvenate the skin. If the settings are too strong blisters can be seen. These side effects can be treated with good wound care such as Vaseline or Aquaphor multiple times daily. I find it goes on best on a wet skin surface. Welts are usually seen as an allergic reaction and antihistamines such as Benedryl will help. Please contact you doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!

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