Swelling and redness are normal after treatment. An ice pack may be applied using a thin protective barrier such as a paper towel. Icing is most effective in the first 24 hours following a treatment.
If you should experience any pinpoint scabbing, keep the area moist with Aquaphor® or Vaseline and allow the epithelial skin to fall off on its own. Do not pick. Picking can result in scarring.
Do not apply makeup to the treated area for 24 hours.
Avoid using products on the treated area that could irritate your skin for 72 hours. This would include Retin A®, Renova®, Retinol products, Alpha Hydroxy and glycolic acid products or any products containing alcohol.
Witch Hazel or Aloe Vera Gel may be used to calm the skin.
Sunscreen is important to use after treatment to prevent hyperpigmentation. An SPF of 30 or greater is recommended.
Please call the office with ANY questions or concerns. 515.210.8303