- Your skin may feel mildly sunburned.
- Skin may be red, slightly swollen or welted for 2-7 days. It can take 24 hours for these things to show up on the skin, this is normal.
- Grazing or crusting can occur, if it does, don’t pick or you can cause scarring.
- Hairs may appear to continue to ‘grow’ as the skin rejects the hair. Do not wax, tweeze, or do anything to pull the hair out or you might stimulate blood flow to the area and further growth.
- It’s fine to shave, as this is only cutting off the tip of the hair. Contrary to urban legend, shaving doesn’t cause hair growth.
- Colour changes can occur – either lighter or darker pigment. This usually only happens if you have a tan or are taking a contra-indicated medication. If it does happen, pigment changes are usually very temporary and will resolve over time.
The rule is – if you treat your skin like it is burned you won’t have any problems.
- Apply anti-bacterial Dilo Gel every few hours to cool
- Shower with Pure Fiji Shower Gel & a soft cloth
- Keep cool – no hot water or heavy exercise
- Bacteria – pools, sweaty activities, saunas, baths
- Heat – warm water only, no hot baths
- UV & wear Mineral Pro SPF 30+ at all times
- Vitamin A or exfoliating acids on that area
- Exfoliating for 1 week
AVOID THESE INGREDIENTS ON THE TREATED AREA
- AHAs – lactic, glycolic, malic, citric, tartaric, pyruvic acids
- BHA – salicylic acid
- Vitamin A – retinyl palmitate, retinoic acid, retinaldehyde, retin-A, retinol, tretinoin, isotretinoin, accutane, roaccutane, isotretinoic acid
- Essential Oils
Please let us know if you commence any new medicines between now and your next session. Some medicines mean you cannot have treatment, including but not limited to:
Tetracycline, Minomycin, Doxycycline, St Johns Wort, and Citrus Essential Oils applied topically.
If you have any concerns don't hesitate to call us on (03) 9696 1189. We are at your service.