Dr. Halaas, a double board-certified plastic surgeon, and leading cosmetics specialist, can improve the appearance of port wine stains with Palomar Icon IPL treatment.
What to expect after treatment
After your treatment, you may experience a sensation similar to a sunburn, such as itching, swelling, or redness. This should pass by the next day. You will notice the pigmented areas you targeted getting darker, which is a normal part of the healing process. You can continue with your regular activities, including makeup application. The pigmented areas will raise and flake off as the healthy new skin underneath is revealed. Do not pick at these areas, but allow them to fall off naturally.
Once the healing is complete, the new skin underneath will continue to improve. The final results will appear within 1-2 weeks.