Its been exactly a week since my daughter's first laser treatment on a facial pws. I was wondering if anybody could give me some guidence about the bruising because the the area went very dark immediately after the treatment with a deep coloured bruise (aprt from her top lip that remained pink albeit it went a darker pink colour).
THe bruising is now fading but underneath the area is still a dark pink and does not look lighter than before the first treatment - infact it looks darker. Is it too early after a week to see any improvement?.
Her mark was fairly like pink and very broken with patches of "good skin" in the middle of the mark. It is prodomanetely on the side of her face and forehead although as well as between her eye and top lip (the central portion being the hardest to improve)
The doctor said that judging by the test patch and position of the mark the vast majority will be cleared apart from teh central protion of the face.
Hi Jonathan - My daughter has had twelve treatments on her pws which covers her left cheek and each time it has taken at least six to eight weeks to see a reasonable amount of lightening (she has been having treatments about every eight weeks since she was three months old). I too always think that it looks worse after treatment and worry that we aren't going to see much more lightening. Try to stay positive as the very dark pink bruising can remain for up to four weeks.
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