Laser Hair Removal
What to expect:
Day 1: Red Appearance of the skin will vary depending on the depth and the penetration of the needles.
Day 2: Redness or pinkness of the skin will be similar to a moderate sunburn. Swelling may be more noticeable.
Day 3: Skin may still be pink or have returned to a normal color. Swelling will subside.
- Wash your face a few hours after the treatment to remove any leftover serums and debris, such as dried blood.
- DO NOT USE A CHEMICAL SUNSCREEN ON THE DAY OF YOUR TREATMENT.
Days 1-3: Skin can be tight and dry, frequent use of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) or other moisturizers will help alleviate.
- Avoid Glycolic, Salicylic, and Retinol(prescription tretinoin).
- Avoid direct sun exposure for 3-5 days and ALWAYS use an SPF 30+.
Stem Cell Hair Rejuvenation
Day 1 – 7 Aftercare
Browning or darkening of the skin pigment, and purplish or black tints as well as crusting of the pigmented area over a few days, may occur as post-treatment healing. Crusting will flake off, while erythema and edema may also appear, these symptoms will resolve in 3 to 7 days.
Vascular lesions: blanching, greying, or deep purple tinting or blackening of the vessel may occur as the damaged tissue will be broken down and absorbed, may last 3-7 days.
Swelling and redness may occur following your procedure for up to 24 – 48 hours. it is not uncommon for patients to experience under-eye swelling the first 2 days after swelling. Excessive or severe pain is unusual, immediately notify the clinic.
Post-treatment discomfort is mild you may immediately return to your regular activities. Avoid excessive heat for the first two days post-treatment. You may use a cold compress to soothe areas where you are experiencing extreme heat or discomfort.
Moisturizer should be applied regularly throughout the course of your treatment as well as a broad spectrum SPF of 30+
Day 1-2: Treated area will feel tight and may appear slightly darker
The day of the peel application is “day 1”, peel solution should remain on the treated area for at least 6 hours. During the first 6 hours, do not wash, touch, rub or apply makeup to the treated areas.
The post-peel moisturizer with 1% hydrocortisone (included in post-home care kit) may be used after 6 hours if: the skin feels excessively irritated, the patient is a Fitzpatrick type 4-6, or has melasma or hyperpigmentation.
Day 2 (AM) gently wash and dry the treated areas. vigorously apply the 1st post-peel towelette to the treated areas. let dry thoroughly, towelette solution must be left on the skin for 50 minutes before applying SPF 30 or above. Makeup may be applied on top if desired. (pm) 30 – 60 minutes before bedtime, gently wash the treated areas. vigorously apply the second post-peel towelette to the treated areas. leave the solution on overnight. If irritation occurs, apply a small amount of the post-peel moisturizer 2-3 times a day.
Avoid excessive sweating, sauna, or heavy exercise during the peel process.
Day 3-6: After peeling begins, apply the post-peel Moisturizer to the treated areas 2-3 times a day to control the peeling and relieve tightness. Should be used for one week for Caucasian patients, and two weeks for Asian, Hispanic, or African American patients.
Do not rub, pick or pull on the peeling skin, let the peeling occur naturally. rubbing, picking, or pulling may cause scarring.
Gently wash (do not scrub) and dry the treated areas in the morning and night, and apply the Post Peel Moisturizer as needed.
SPF 30 or above should be applied every two hours during sun exposure.
Day 7+ The peeling process is generally complete, mild sloughing may still be occurring in some treated areas. Continue to protect the skin with SPF 30 or above.
Swelling of your wrinkles occurs immediately, significant swelling and redness of the treated areas and untreated parts may occur following your procedure and will be maximal at 24-48 hours. To maximize swelling, keep your head elevated. It is not uncommon for clients to experience under-eye swelling for the first 1-2 days post-treatment, this swelling will subside. Tiny scabs will form 24 -72 hours post-treatment and may remain for several days. Allow these to shed on their own.
Mild discomfort is to be expected, you can return to regular activities immediately. Avoid hot baths, saunas, Jacuzzi, and pools for the first two days post-treatment as bacteria is common in these areas. Do not apply ice or cooling compresses as heat is the body’s natural healing response.
After 24 hours, most patients are ready for makeup, be sure to remove all makeup before bed.
Always use SPF 30 or greater beginning 24 – 48 hours after the skin has fully healed.
To optimize your results, Avoid direct sunlight, use long-term skincare.
- Avoid direct sunlight and keep skin moist and cool to aid healing
- Avoid environmental irritants during the healing process
- Avoid dryness and excessive heat
- Avoid any vigorous exercise for two weeks
- Stay hydrated, eat healthy food, and avoid alcohol
- Redness and a sunburn-type sensation will normally last several hours
- Neck redness is more persistent and will usually last several days longer than face redness
- The face will normally bronze and peel within 3-5 days (Skin below the neck normally requires up to 2 weeks to bronze and peel)
Day of treatment:
- Keep treated areas covered with topical ointment/cream as instructed by physician
- Applying cooling compress (e.g. bag of frozen peas or wet paper towels). Do not apply ice directly to the skin and do not use towels as detergent could irritate the skin
- If desired, you may spray water mist on the skin using distilled or spring water
- May take an analgesic (e.g. Acetaminophen or ibuprophen) for discomfort
- Sleep with head slightly elevated
- Place a paper towel over a pillow to protect from ointment/cream
- If experiencing irritation to the eye, may use an eye lubricant (e.g. Systane)
Day 1 (first day after treatment)
- Avoid direct sunlight and excessive heat
- Begin washing face 2-3 times a day with room temp water and Cetaphil
- May take shower and wash your hair, avoid hot water
- Re-apply Aquaphor to the treated area. Ensure skin remains constantly moist
Day 2: Swelling should subside and skin may bronze and feel gritty
- Itching (along the jawline) tends to begin on this day
- Continue applying ointment/cream and cool compresses if needed
- Continue washing face with Cetaphil and room temperature water
- Avoid picking/scratching, use Hydrocortisone creme 1% for extreme itching
- Itching has usually subsided
- You may start more aggressive washing with fingertips to promote further exfoliation (do not pick)
- Use non-irritating Broad Spectrum SPF 30+ with zinc oxide (7%-9%) and/or titanium dioxide when going outside
- You may apply mineral makeup (powder)
- Continue appropriate moisturizer until the skin has hydrated back to its normal level (3-4 weeks)
- You may start your regular skincare program as long as the treated area is healed (no exfoliation)
- Continue applying non-irritating SPF 30+ and mineral makeup (powder)
- Avoid excessive sun exposure, you may return to an exercise program
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