Before we get into your post-care instructions, let’s talk about what you can expect: Immediately after your treatment, your skin may have mild redness and swelling, and a slight sunburn sensation. This will resolve quickly, leaving you with tighter skin.
STAY OUT OF THE SUN
We recommend you avoid direct sun exposure and tanning beds three days after your treatment, and always apply sunblock with SPF 50+ any time you are outside. We also recommend barrier protection such as wide-brimmed hats, large sunglasses and protective clothing.
Time to reschedule your beach, spa & trainer sessions...you should avoid steam rooms, saunas and exercise/sweating for 24 hours.
These include harsh soaps, medicated washes, scrubs, peels, and topical prescription products, such as retinoids for at least three days. We recommend applying only Vaseline®, Aquaphor®, hydrocortisone 1%, or sunscreen as needed as well as same-day makeup if you need to.
What To Do If You Experience These Common Side Effects….
FOR REDNESS, SWELLING OR DISCOMFORT
Apply cool ice packs to the affected area, taking them on and off every three to five minutes for one to two hours (do not apply ice pack for more than five minutes at a time). Also, apply Hydrocortisone 1% and Vaseline® or Aquaphor® to the affected area up to three times a day until it goes away.
We recommend taking oral liquid Benadryl®, Allegra® or Clartin® (antihistamines available over-the-counter) as needed, as well as applying Hydrocortisone 1% and Vaseline® or Aquaphor® to the affected area up to three times a day until it resolves.
Questions? Experiencing anything not covered here? Come in to any LaserAway or give us a call at 1-888-965-2737. You can book your next Fire + Ice appointment in 1 week!