Immediately after treatment, there may be a burning sensation. This usually settles within 24 to 48 hours but if it persists for a longer period, then an anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen can be taken.
Following treatment, it is normal to have some swelling, especially around the eyes and can last for several days. It may lead to interference with vision in the initial period. To reduce the swelling, cold compresses may be applied. If the swelling is more severe, an anti-inflammatory medication and/or anti-histamine will help alleviate the swelling.
Crusting will usually develop over the treated area. This is black on the surface of the skin and will flake off over the following days. It may take over 2 weeks to completely disappear. Picking the crust may lead to infection or scarring.
After treatment, keep the treated area clean and dry. Use a broad spectrum sunscreen. Mineral make-up may be applied. Avoid exposing the area to extremes of heat or cold until it has healed.
If the treated area becomes hot, red or if there is any pus present, please contact the clinic as this may suggest an infection.
It is essential to keep the treatment area clean, dry and protected with a broad spectrum sunscreen. Do not use alcohol based cleansers.
Do not apply a plaster or an occlusive dressing over the area.
Please contact the clinic if you have any concerns.