1.) Immediately after the treatments, you should apply an ice pack, if there is mild swelling. It is normal for the treated area to feel like a sunburn for a few hours. Avoid any trauma to the skin for up to 2-5 days, such as bathing with very hot water, strenuous exercise, or massage.
2.) Avoid picking or scratching the treated skin to achieve your best results. Aloe Vera gel or a sunburn treatment cream such as Destin may be used to sooth the treated area if desired.
3.) It is important to keep the area moist. Any moisturizer without alpha-hydroxy acids will work.
4.) You may shower after the laser treatments in tepid water. The treated area may be washed gently with a mild soap. Skin should be patted dry and NOT rubbed.
5.) Avoid direct sun exposure and tanning beds for 1-2 months and throughout the course of the treatment so as to reduce the chance of dark or light spots. Use sunscreen SPF 25 or higher at all times throughout the treatment when going outside.
6.) Avoid tweezing, waxing, bleaching or chemical peels during the course of the treatment. Do not use any irritants such as Retin-A, Benzoyl Peroxide or astringents.
7.) Call Winter Park laser with any further questions or concerns you may have after the treatment.