I had my second IPL on thursday, it was still painful as ever, but the nurse was good, she took her time to get me through it. I was fine after the IPL, same as before, just redness, as well as a little bruise on my right cheek, and some blistering on that bruise, as well as below my eye on my left cheek. The nurse must have saw the blisters forming, she said to put polysporin on them if they break. I used air condiitoning the whole way home, about an hour or so, it helps my face, I just make sure it doesn't get too cold. That night, my face started to swell, especially on the left side of my face. My cheeks swelled a lot too, my face became huge and puffy.
The next morning, my left eye was almost swollen shut, some of the blisters were broken too, and the bruised spot now looked like I scraped my face on something rough, its very small though, about half the size of a quarter. I had an already scheduled appointment with my GP, he couldn't believe it, I don't think he even knew what to say. He said I looked like a completely different person. He suggested I go to my dermatologist's office, but they were closed until tomorrow. He also felt my face, and said it must hurt, it did feel very tight. He suggested ice and rest, and took me off work for the day, and would have for the next day, but I had it off anyways. I got lots of stares from everyone that day, my face looked deformed...
Is this normal? It was scary!