I went into the Cosmetic Surgery Center today for Phototherapy, but when I got there the Dr. decided that the YAG laser would be a better treatment for the broken capillaries around my nose. After a quick discussion about the YAG laser I consented to the treatment.
My nose was wiped with alcohol and lubed up with some sort of slippery clear gel, I think it is the same type used for ultrasounds. Anyway, the technician then proceeded to zap away at my broken capillaries. It felt like a bee stinging me each time she hit a new spot and when there was a long capillary that she had to run the laser down the length of it felt like she stuck a hot needle just below my skin then scrapped me with it. I only said “owwww” once and I jumped a couple of times. The zaps just inside my nose were definitely the worst!! My eyes watered as well. The procedure lasted about 15 minutes.
In four weeks I may have to have it done again, depending upon the results from this go around. It stung a little after I left the office, but not much. They gave me an ice pack to put on my nose and strict instructions not to eat spicy food, drink alcohol or workout for 5 days. It looks like I have tiny cat scratches on parts of my nose. The technician said this would happen so I’m not bothered by it. It doesn’t look too bad and I can wear makeup so its ok. The only other side effect is itching. I’m feeling that “healing itch”. My biggest concern right now is trying to remember not to scratch it!
I think the results will be well worth it and at this point post- procedure, I can say that I would do it again. I”ll keep you updated as the healing process proceeds.
Have you had any laser treatments? I’d love to hear about your experience!
I paid for my laser procedure myself. I was not paid to mention or review it.