i am going through the same thing. I hate it! and i hate that they have to shave my face, ive actually stopped doing it because i feel it just stimulates the baby fine hairs to come out thicker or get blocked. I always get the same areas that breakout.which system do you use ? My doctor said that the alexandrite lasers etc can stimulate acne, but IPL generally doesn't, however, a friend of mine and i both do IPL and we both breakout after our sessions. Usually in reddish whiteheads/papules etc and they also appear when the new growth appears. The worse thing i heard is that facial hair can take up to 10 sessions to get rid off. The only thing i can say is ride it out and make sure you clean your face well after each session, and just dont shave it. I don't even think its necessary to be honest, even though they insist, im not crazy in saying that i think it makes the hair thicker, especially on the face. Or it just blocks the pore.
I think its IPL I'm going with! Its exactly the same with me, like a few days after laser, ill just break out like crazy especially near my 'sideburn area' And when i look at them closely in bright light i can see a little hair stuck inside! Definitely agree that the pore is getting blocked, even exfoliating doesn't help. I'm currently on session 6, I've got two more sessions to go so i'm hoping I can ride it out for the next 2 months. Hmm, I heard they shave to minimise discomfort, but if it doesn't affect the treatment I may ask her not to shave, cos its surely shaving thats causing the damage.
How is your treatment going? I'm pleased with the results, despite the nasty breakouts