We provide every single one of our clients with specific after care instructions for your personal treatment, however, these general instructions relate to most cases of laser after care treatment so please keep these in mind following your treatment.
If the area feels hot or swollen, the use of ice packs or aloe vera gel or cream, can help improve your comfort and reduce erythema and swelling.
Mild swelling, tenderness and redness are normal for up to one week, if these symptoms persist longer than one week, please consult our team.
Following the days after the treatment, you may notice blisters followed by scabbing or a thin crust. Any scabs or crusting should be aloud to fall off on their own. The underlying skin will remain red for a few days to several weeks, this is normal.
If pin-point bleeding has occured, the area can be covered with a paraffin gauze dressing to avoid contact with clothing. Crusting may develop after a few days and this should be left to heal naturally.
If blistering or crusting occurs, do not pick or scratch the treated area as this could result in scar tissue formation.
Protect your skin from the sun for the first 2 weeks following treatment. Use sunblock for 8 weeks after treatment.
Keep the area clean and dry. Do not use any lotions or creams on open skin as this may increase the risk of infection.
Showering/Bathing is permitted after 24 hours. Gently pat the area dry; do not rub with a towel or washcloth as this may disrupt the crusting/scabbing process.
Do not apply make-up until all treated areas are fully dry and healed.
Skin can develop temporary lightening (hypo-pigmentation) or darkening (hyper-pigmentation) after laser treatment. Darkening can be worsened with sun exposure. Lightening usually occurs after multiple treatments. Pigmentary changes may last 2-6 months following treatment.