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AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS FOLLOWING LASER TREATMENT FOR DERMAL / EPIDERMAL CONDITIONS
Day of Treatment (Day 1)
After your treatment we will have applied an anti inflammatory cream/ gel. This will soothe any inflammation.
Avoid exercising and any activity that results in perspiring. Avoid hot steamy showers and harsh soaps/cleansers.
Do not pick or scratch the area, if necessary use a sunblock of SPF 50.
Please note your treatment site may exhibit different tissue reactions after each treatment. The following signs and symptoms are normal after laser treatment.
- The treatment site appears unchanged or appears brighter.
- The area will appear white, pink, or red.
- The treatment site may have pinpoint bleeding, blistering or red, yellow, or clear discharge and swelling.
- We may given you a small supply of a potent anti inflammatory ointment. Please apply it to the treated areas in the evening and again the following morning. This helps to settle the inflammation.
Days After Treatment ( Day 2 onwards)
Cleanse and Moisturize 3-4 times daily: Keep treated area clean and moist using Dermol cream or other product as suggested. Return to your normal daily skin care routine once the treated area is healed.
Avoid: Any over the counter anti-bacterial ointments or creams as they may cause allergies!
Activities: You may resume activities unless a blister is present. Avoid swimming or hot tubs until healed.
Blistering: Some blistering is normal. Do not pop or prick blisters. Blisters may take 1 – 2 weeks to resolve. You may use a non-stick bandage to protect the blister. If the blister breaks apply Dermol cream and a non- stick bandage. If the blister is painful call the clinic for advice.
Healing: Do not pick or remove scabs or crusts that develop during the healing process. This is a leading cause of infection and can lead to scarring. Healing can take anywhere from 5 – 7 days depending on the procedure. Infections are rare, however if aftercare is not followed they can occur. The signs to look for are foul odour, fever, red streaks from area, yellow-green drainage, and pain. Call the clinic if you suspect an infection or feel feverish.
Before your next Treatment : Apply SPF 50 when in direct sunlight for more than 15 minutes, avoid spray tanning for 2 weeks before, and shave area day before next treatment.
Book Next Appointment: Schedule the next appointment as suggested by clinician. Time between the treatments will depend on the procedure.