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Post-Treatment Skin Care Instructions

Immediately following treatment, the area may show redness with some swelling. This usually resolves in 1 to 2 hours, but may persist for 1 to 2 days. If this occurs, apply a cold compress for ten minutes every 1 to 2 hours. Discomfort or stinging may be relieved with a acetaminophen, (e.g. Tylenol). Follow instructions for laser hair removal for women and men.

During the Next 24 Hours:

• Do not take a hot bath
• Do not put make-up on if you had the hair removal on the face
• Wear comfortable clothes you can move properly in and that won’t irritate the treated area.
• Use a hydrating product within 24 hours (though not a product that is new for you).

During the Next 48 Hours:

• Do not go into a swimming pool or spa or do other activities that may put you in contact with irritating substances such as chlorine.
• If the feeling of heat persists, apply a cold compress.
• Do not scratch the surface, you may cause infection. To avoid scratching, apply a antibiotic ointment such as Polysporin.

During the Whole Period of Treatment:

• No sun (natural or artificial) on treated area. Use sun block protection with at least SPF 30 so if you expose treated area to the sun.
• Any other method of hair removal should not be used except for shaving.

If a Crust or Blistering Develops:

• During the healing phase the area must be treated delicately to avoid laser removal problems. Do not rub, scratch or pick if a crust develops, let it fall off on its own. Irritation may increase the chance of scarring.
• In the case of crusting or blistering, avoid make-up until the skin has healed completely and do not shave the area. If make-up is used. It must be applied and removed delicately.
• Apply Plysporin, Bactroban or Fucidin ointment to keep the area moist and help healing. Apply until  hair removal side effects resolve.

Post Treatment Instructions Must Be Followed to Prevent Complications.

Please contact the office with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your treatment. Rachelle Stokes: 720-838-9075