What Are the Side Effects
Directly following your treatment, your skin may feel swollen , numb and have a slight pink hue. You may experience mild to significant swelling the night and morning following treatment. Swelling may be reduced by sleeping with your head elevated. Your side effects can vary depending on the aggressiveness of your session. With a more aggressive treatment, your skin may remain with a "sunburned' look anywhere from one week to 3 months. You may also develop a brown, freckled appearance, similar to coffee grinds. This typically occurs in areas of brown pigmentation. This pigmentation or any redness can last up to a week. You should avoid the sun as much as possible.
Some less likely side effects include pigmentary changes, scars and infection. Some patients report a slight burning sensation which typically lasts a few short hours. Temporary bruising is unlikely, but has occurred in some situations.