Shave area shortly before your treatment, minimum 24 hours
Come to your appointment with skin clean and free of lotions, fragrance, make-up etc
Avoid heat generating activities for a few hours before your procedure – sauna, hot bathing/soaking, exercise.
Be prepared to wear SPF 30+ sunscreen and avoid sun and tanning after your treatment
Apply cool pack to treated site immediately after treatment if needed.
Bathe/shower with warm(not hot) water for the first two days after a treatment. Use gentle, non-abrasive cleanser that is free of artificial fragrance, detergent, color and oil. Avoid exfoliating the skin with loofas or abrasive scrubs.
Do not use hot water or “soak” in the tub. Avoid Jacuzzis and saunas.
No strenuous exercise for 48 hours.
If scabs appear after blistering, they should be kept soft with a lubricating cream. Blistered or ulcerated skin may be treated with an antibiotic ointment or burn treatment cream. Notify your laser/IPL professional.
Facial treatment(s) may use an oil-free, non-medicated cover up, preferably one with sunscreen. Avoid use of toners for 48 hours. Thereafter, toners that contain the complete group of antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E may be used. Chemical peels are not recommended throughout the treatments.
If needed, apply 1% hydrocortisone cream to the treated area every 12-hours for the first 48-hours after treatment if instructed by personnel. Moisturize with Aloe Vera gel or light fragrance-free moisturizer, after the first 48 hours.
Avoid using skin irritants, Retin-A, Benzyl Peroxide, Glycolic Acid, and astringents on the treated areas. Avoid deodorant for 48 hours if the underarm area was treated.
Refrain from shaving or plucking treated area. Waxing and plucking may delay future treatment(s). It will take longer for the hair to reappear.
Avoid exposure to the sun. Wear protective clothing and use sun block SPF 30 or higher, daily throughout the treatment process [5-8 months]. A good sun block will contain zinc oxide or titanium dioxide and will protect against both UVA and UVB rays. Tanning after treatment may cause hyper-pigmentation.
Note: Possible side effects of treatment may include redness, local swelling, dry skin, mild tenderness or whitehead-like bumps. Symptoms may be present immediately or appear several days after treatment. If symptoms persist, contact your laser professional.
New diagnosis? New pregnancy? New medications? We need to know. Please tell us, as some medical conditions and medications are not compatible with laser treatments. It may be necessary to reschedule your appointment, as your health and safety are always our top priority!