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Tamra Judge Explains Why Her Face Is "Getting More Swollen by the Hour"

The Real Housewives of Orange County alum shared a graphic look at her latest procedure. 

By Chantel Morel
Tamra Judge Face Procedure

If you notice Tamra Judge looking a bit different within the next couple of weeks, don't be alarmed. The Real Housewives of Orange County alum recently got a laser treatment on her face, and she's been sharing all the details of her procedure on Instagram along with graphic updates of her painful-looking recovery process. 

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On October 22, Tamra received a CO2 Laser treatment at Newport Surgical Center and she shared a look at the session through a series of IG clips. In the caption, she explained that the skin technology can be "used to remove cancerous, precancerous, [and] non-melanoma lesions" by "vaporizing" the top layers of the skin. "Oh and it helps with fine lines, acne scares, age spots, wrinkles and promotes collagen," she added. 

The skin resurfacing laser works by using fractional technology to cause micro-injuries in the skin to create new tissue and collagen and typically takes up to two weeks to recover from. 

Less than 24 hours after the procedure, Tamra returned to IG to show her progress. "Woke up to swelling, oozing, redness. It doesn't hurt too bad, just really tight from the swelling and bleeding just a little bit," she shared in a video clip. In the following post, she revealed that she was "getting more swollen by the hour."

Tamra Judge Face Procedure 1

On October 23, Tamra shared another photo update. In the snap, her complexion appeared slightly less red than before. "Day 2 ~ CO2 laser swelling starting to go down (started steroids pack) and skin feels crispy," she wrote. The OC mom also revealed that she had a "rough" night and got "extremely sick from antibiotics."

Tamra Judge Face Procedure 2

If Tamra's healing process looks a bit familiar it may be because Shannon Storms Beador also got a CO2 laser treatment last December. Shannon got the procedure done in preparation for the Season 14 reunion and also shared images of her recovery process on social media. 

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