Post Treatment Instructions
Aerobic exercise, saunas, hot baths or showers for 24hrs. A quick tepid shower is recommended. Direct sun exposure for 3 days after light sheer treatment Perfume, scented lotions or antiperspirant on the treatment area for 2-4 days. Rubbing the area vigorously for 10-14 days.
Wear cotton clothing next tot he skin the day after treatment rather than fabrics that do not breathe.
Wear light coloured clothing when outside during hot weather. Dark colours attract sun.
Apply an aloe based lotion or vitamin E cream to the treated area.
Apply cold compresses if the area feels tender or warm or is red. This will help to dissipate the heat. You can continuer this intermittently through out the day. Some swelling is normal.
If the area treated has blister or is broken, apply an antibiotic ointment such as polysporin ointment. These blisters usually disappear with in few days. Keep any crusts soft by applying polysporin or lubricating ointment such as Vitamin E.
Take Benadryl (an antihistamine) if you experience any post treatment itching.
For at least the next 1-2 months, a 30-40 SPF should be used on the treated area. Avoid active tanning for 3 days if treated with the laser.
Wax after 1 week (if you are comfortable waxing and if you don’t breakout with it) WHY WAX? because laser makes the roots dead and we need to take dead hair out somehow. Waxing is the deeper exfoliation, this will take out all the dead hair.
Begin to exfoliate the area daily after 2 week to assists the hair to expel. Hair may take 3 weeks or more to expel.
Keep your scheduled appointment for your next treatment. The effects of further treatments are accumulative and your treatments must be completed as set out.
Follow your pre and post treatments instructions.
The hair cycle varies with age, race, body and hormonal factors. The laser works by disabling the hairs in the active growth cycle at the time of treatment. Other follicles enter the active phase at a laser date and some treated follicles will re-grow. Additional treatments are necessary to disable the majority of follicles in a specific area.
A small group of clients may be non-responsive and will experience significant re-growth beyond 1 year.