It is important that before receiving laser treatment you follow the recommended pre-treatment guidelines 7 days prior treatment.
Please shave the treated area the day before treatment.
After laser treatment, it is common for the area to feel slightly warm. It is also common to experience redness, swelling and mild tenderness. There may also be blisters and scabbing. These symptoms may appear immediately or a few days after treatment.
Your skin will be fragile for 2 to 3 days. Use gentle cleaning, do not rub the treatment area and moisturise frequently.
For 24-48 hours after, no hot baths, shower in tepid water, avoid excessive sweating, saunas, working out.
The use of 100% Aloe vera gel can be applied throughout the aftercare if necessary.
An ice cold compress can be applied if the area feels hot or uncomfortable.
Avoid sun exposure, a high SPF 30+ should be applied. Excessive exposure can cause hypo or hyper pigmentation of the skin.
Avoid smoking after treatment as this constricts the capillaries and taxes the immune system.
Follow pre-care guidelines for 5 weeks after treatment.
Currently Pregnant or Breast Feeding
Any disease of the immune system such as “Lupus”
Hepatitis / HIV
Leukaemia/Lymphoma or Cancer
Birth Marks such as red Port Wine Stains or brown Café au Lait Stains
Facial implants, Botox & Fillers
Any other procedure that has already thinned the skin
– Face Lift
– Chemical Peels
• Photosensitizing herbs • such as Fever Few and
St. John’s Wort
• Tetracycline antibiotics • such as Minocin
• Amioderone a drug used
in Cardiology •
• Retinoids such as Ro- Accutane •
Blood thinning medication such as Warfarin
High doses of Aspirin or Ibuprofen (or other NSAIDs)
Gold Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Any other photosensitising drug
• Any immuno- suppressive drug