The treated hairs are thermally treated (not vaporized) and therefore do not fall out immediately. They may appear to continue to grow as they are pushed out of the follicle by the epidermal growth and this process can take between 1- 3 weeks. If the skin is irritated or sensitized, use a cold compress to reduce the reddening and soothing cream or Aloe gel to calm the treated area. Advise the Clinic immediately (within 24 hours) if the problem persists.
Do not expose skin to UV (sun exposure or tanning beds) or self tan for at least 2 weeks.
Do not shave for 48 – 72 hrs after treatment.
Do not depilate between Laser treatments (with waxing, plucking, threading, bleaching, electrolysis or creams)
Avoid exfoliating, facials or peels for up to 1 week.
Do not use perfumed products or makeup (for face treatments) for 24 – 48 hrs.
Do not pick or scratch the treated area.
Avoid rough handling of the area treated.
Pat water off area do not rub hard with a towel.
Leave any skin responses alone, these are temporary and will subside.
Avoid very hot baths / showers / steam baths / sauna for 1 week.
Avoid going to the gym or swimming in strong chlorinated water for 24 / 48 hours.
Avoid rough sports for 24 – 48 hrs.
Avoid wearing tight clothing, jeans, trousers, tight underwear etc. in treatment area
Keep the area clean and dr.y
Hydrate the body by drinking plenty of water.
Use sun block min SPF 30+ on all areas that have undergone treatments.
NB. Hot and humid weather conditions can aggravate skin in the period immediately following treatment, effective skin cooling can usually calm the area. The use of cooling gel packs together with soothing cream or Aloe Vera gel will calm and comfort and reduce any swelling or post-treatment redness. Contact the Clinic within 24 hours if the problem persists. This may affect timing of holidays and treatment sessions