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- Avoid sun exposure for 30 days prior to treatment, including sun beds.
- It is advisable that you do not smoke preferably 2-4 hours prior to treatment.
- Do not use wax or chemical hair removal on the treatment area.
- If the skin has not broken, a dry sterile dressing can be placed over the treated area to protect it.
- A cold compress or ice pack may be used to cool the affected area, do not apply ice directly to the skin. Always follow the cold compress instructions.
- Aloe Vera gel or E45 cream may be used on unbroken skin to soothe and cool skin following treatment.
- A thick layer of anti-septic cream on broken skin may be used to prevent infection.
- Avoid direct exposure to the sun for 2 months after the procedure. If it is necessary to be in the sun, a sunscreen with SPF 25 or greater must be used.
- Blisters or scabs may occur within 8-72 hours, this may last for 1 or more weeks. Light blistering is common and is likely to occur shortly after your treatment. Do not be alarmed, blisters are a part of a natural healing process and tend to heal well.
- Keep the treated area clean and dry while it is healing
- Avoid restrictive clothing around the treated area.
- Avoid using perfume, body lotions, or make up on the treated area.
- Avoid hot baths or continuous soaking, leave at least 2 hours before showering.
- Avoid heat or light treatments such as saunas and steam rooms for at least 2 months, as your skin will be more photosensitive.
- Avoid swimming.
- Do not pick at any blisters or scabs.
- Avoid allowing the area to become scrapped or knocked, especially during exercise.
- If the area looks infected, discolours, oozing or had protruding redness, if you experience an unusual discomfort or bleeding, if any other complications develop, or if you have any questions or concerns, contact us immediately or seek medical advice.