Post treatment email

Now your first session is complete you’ll want to ensure you get the very best results and, to some extent, that’s up to you!  These are a few suggestions that will make a significant difference to both short and longer term outcomes.  Please take the time to read and follow the advice here.

There may be redness and swelling following your treatment.  This can last for two hours or more and you can expect the area to look pink/red for up to two or three days.  Your skin has had a shock and is simply protecting itself.

You’ll probably feel as though you’ve got sunburn for a few hours after the treatment.

Ensure you use a sunblock of SPF30 (minimum) at all times during the course of your treatment (you can get this at the Clinic, just ask).

If you notice what may appear to be new hair growing after 10-21 days, don’t worry, it’s just the hair working its way out of the follicle.  You can easily remove this by washing the area with a wet cloth or loofah sponge.

Do not:

  • Scratch or pick at the area that has been treated or you will prevent it healing properly.
  • Wax, pluck, thread or use depilatory creams between treatments.  If you need to remove hair use a shaver.
  • Expose your skin to the sun or you may develop dark patches.
  • Use steam baths or saunas for one week after a treatment.
  • Swim in chlorinated water for the week following treatment.
  • Use skin exfoliation products or have micro-dermabrasion treatments for 10 days after treatment.

It’s OK to:

  • Use make-up as long as the skin is not irritated.  Try using Mineral Make-up to reduce the chemicals that can affect your skin.
  • Shower or bathe, but not in very hot water.  Treat your skin as you would a sunburn.

A topical soothing skincare product, like Aloe Vera Gel, can help your skin to feel better.

If your skin continues to feel hot you can apply a cold flannel or ice pack, BUT do not let the ice pack come into contact with your skin.

If your skin is sensitive and prone to reaction you may find an anti-histamine, such as Piriton, is helpful.

After underarms are treated using a powder deodorant will reduce skin irritation for the day or so after treatment.

Peels or other invasive cosmetic treatments should only be undertaken after consultation with a qualified technician.

Advice about the treatment of burns

If you have any problems please ring the clinic immediately.  If you are experiencing uncomfortable side-effects and it’s outside normal hours call the NHS help line on 111.

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If you have any questions or are worried about any aspect of your treatment or post-treatment effects please do pick up the phone and call us.  It’s important that you don’t get stressed unnecessarily – let us reassure you and sort out any issues you have.