My dermatologist noticed the bright red mark on my left cheek. He said he could get rid of it with a zap of his v-beam laser for $150. He zapped it two times, and said it would be gone within 4 weeks. He said he didn't want to treat my red cheeks until he saw how I reacted to the zap he did. The red mark faded slightly immediately, and no more improvement after that. By no means did it disappear.
Three days ago I went back to another doctor at the same office, and had both cheeks done with the v-beam. The treatment was quite painful, though endurable if she zapped three times, then paused a few seconds before continuing. I left with a redder face than I went in with. The red spot on my left cheek was now a purple bruise 3 times larger than the original spot.
When I woke up in the morning, my face was so extremely swollen that I looked like a monster! I scare myself if I look in the mirror! It is ghastly! No one warned me of this happening. This treatment should not be advertised as "No down time"!
Today is the third day, and most of the redness from the treatment is greatly lessened. But I still had a red "flash" today in spite of the treatment. The swelling went down some yesterday using cold packs, but I still woke up horribly swollen this morning. Anyone know a way to reduce the swelling, especially under the eyes?
I had v-beam on my cheeks to get rid of intense redness. This is the third day following v-beam treatment, and I still have ghastly swelling of my cheeks and especially under the eyes, even though the undereye area was not treated with the v-beam! I look frightful, like some kind of monster! I scare myself by looking in the mirror! Can someone tell me what to do to make the swelling go down? Thanks.