You may experience temporary side effects after your treatment. Immediately after treatment, there may be some redness or firmness in the treated area along with mild bruising and a slight stinging feeling. After one or two weeks you may experience slight swelling, bruising, redness, tenderness, skin sensitivity, or itching. These effects generally will only last for a few days.
Other possible side effects include:
- Late-onset pain
- Darkening of the skin
- Vasovagal symptoms
- Subcutaneous induration
All of these mild symptoms may cause temporary discomfort but will typically resolve themselves within a few days. If you are concerned about any pain or discomfort you experience after treatment, contact your healthcare practitioner to find out if any additional treatment for these symptoms is needed.