1. The treatment area should be cared for delicately until healing is complete. Care should be taken to prevent additional trauma to the treated area for the first 4 to 7 days following treatment.
  2. Post treatment moist wound healing with soaks and topical ointment (i.e., Aquaphor or A&D ointment) is recommended for at least 3 days and up to 7-10 days in some circumstances.
  3. Use simple soap cleansers without exfoliators or beads. (i.e., Dial) followed by a moisturizer.
  4. Edema WILL occur and peak at 2-3 days typically.
  5. Avoid the sun 4-6 weeks after treatment until your physician allows it.
  6. Use Sunblock (> 30 SPF) on a regular basis and wear a hat to protect your skin.
  7. Avoid use of makeup during the first 5 days post-treatment. Once the skin heals, you can apply oil-free makeup to minimize redness, which usually fades in 2 to 3 months.
  8. Following treatment, excessive perspiration to the treated area may cause tissue disruption. Physical exercise (aerobics, yard work, sports activities) should be discontinued for 7 days to reduce the risk of infection and discomfort.
  9. Avoid scratching or peeling any scabs to minimize any scarring and preventing any infection.
  10. We recommend using fresh pillowcases and sheets during your 1st week of downtime.
  11. Healing should take 5 to 21 days, depending on the condition that was treated.
  12. You may experience burning or stinging up to 72 hours after treatment. A fan, ice pack, or cold compresses may help after treatment.
  13. You may experience itching after treatment. Hydrocortisone cream may help.
  14. Three to seven days after treatment, your skin should become dry and peel.