POST- TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS
A fan, ice pack, or cold compress may alleviate the initial burning/hot sensation which usually lasts 1 hour.
A stinging sensation may last up to 72 hours. If the sensation is too uncomfortable, silver sulfadiazine will alleviate the symptoms.
The treatment area should be cared for delicately until healing is complete. Care should be taken to prevent additional trauma to the treated area for the first 4 to 7 days following treatment.
Post treatment moist wound healing with soaks and topical ointment (i.e., Aquaphor or A&D ointment) is recommended for at least 3 days and up to 7-10 days in some circumstances.
Use simple soap cleansers without exfoliators or beads. (i.e., Cetaphil or Dove), followed by a moisturizer. Edema WILL occur and peak at 2-3 days typically. Avoid the sun 4-6 weeks after treatment. Use Sunblock (> 30 SPF) on a regular basis and wear a hat to protect your skin.
Avoid use of makeup during the first 5 days post-treatment. Once the skinheals, you can apply oil-free makeup to minimize redness, which usually fades in 2 to 3 months.