This patient had pulse dye laser for her mild rosacea, and the photo was taken right after her treatment. You can see the small, plum-colored bumps on her skin where the laser targeted her blood vessels. This mild-moderate bruising can be expected with this particular laser. We tell our patients you can expect to look worse before you look better, and the bruising can be covered with make-up. The bruising lasts about one week. We may also tailor your treatment to your needs. For example, say you work and can't look like you forgot to take off your Halloween make-up, we can dial down the energy of the laser so the side effects are not so prominent.
Dr. Cindy N. Berthelot, M.D. is a board certified dermatologist treating patients in the greater Houston community, including Clear Lake, League City, Friendswood, Pasadena, Deer Park, Dickinson, Pearland, Alvin, Seabrook, Kemah, Webster, Galveston, Texas City, La Marque, and Santa Fe, Texas. To make an appointment with Dr. Berthelot, please contact us at 281.480.7272.