Pre & Post Care


• A mild sunburn-like sensation is expected. This usually lasts 2 to 24 hours but can persist up to 72 hours.
 • A mild swelling and/or redness may accompany this, but usually resolved in 2 to 3 days.
 • Apply ice or cold packs to the treatment area for the 10 to 15 min every hour for the next 4 hours, as needed. An oral, non-steroid anti-inflammatory, such as acetaminophen may be taken to reduce discomfort. Use according to manufacturer’s recommendations.
• In some cases, prolonged redness or blistering may occur… a cool compress is helpful. An antibiotic ointment may be applied to the affected areas twice a day until healed. Please notify your provider if blistering occurs.
• Bathe or shower as usual. Treated areas may be temperature sensitive.

Until redness has completely resolved, avoid all of the following: 

• Applying cosmetics to treated areas.
• Swimming pools, hot tubs, especially in pools with chemicals, such as chlorine.
• Activities that cause excessive perspiration.
• It is imperative to use a sunscreen/sunblock with SPF 50 or higher and avoid direct sun exposure for at least a week
• Do not pick or pull on any loosening or peeling skin. This could potentially cause hyperpigmentation.
 • Do not have electrolysis, facial waxing and/or depilatories for approximately 14 days after.
 • It is recommended that other topical, over-the-counter medications or alpha hydroxy acid products not be applied to the skin 7 days post procedure, as they may cause irritation.

For Pigmented Lesions

 • The lesion may initially look raised and/or darker with a reddened perimeter
 • The lesion will gradually turn darker over the next 24 to 48 hours. It may turn dark brown or even black.
• The lesion can progress to scabs/crusting and will start flaking off in 7 to 14 days. Do not pick, scratch or remove dark areas.
• The lesion is usually healed in 21 to 30 days. It will continue to fade over the next 6-8 weeks.

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