1. Erythema (redness) is usually noted within a few minutes after the completion of the procedure. A slight sunburn sensation in and around the area treated is also normal and expected.
a. These reactions tend to subside within 24 hours after the treatment. The treated area must be treated with care. Coffee ground crusting/peeling/dryness can be expected. BE GENTLE!
b. Do not scratch or pick at your skin. Hydrate instead!
2. Until sensitivity has completely subsided, avoid all of the following:
a. Use of scented lotions or soaps, exfoliant creams (Retin-A, glycolic/salicylic and alpha-hydroxy acids), acne creams or gels, any aggressive physical exfoliation, excessive hot or cold water, shaving, swimming pools and spas, and excessive perspiration.
3. While rarely needed, an ice pack can be used to provide comfort if the treated area is especially warm.
4. Post treatment discomfort is typically minimal but if the area is uncomfortable, take Tylenol or Advil.
5. If the skin is broken or a blister appears, apply an antibiotic ointment and contact the office immediately. Keep the affected area moist and avoid direct sunlight.
6. Strict avoidance of sun exposure to the treated area for minimum of 14 days after/before treatment needed.
a. Keep the area covered and use a physical sunblock with a protection factor of 30+
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