LASER HAIR REMOVAL AFTERCARE

Instructions after hair removal

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Caution: The aftercare instructions provided on this page are intended for clients of Ivonne Sanchez Beauty. These aftercare instructions may not be applicable to brow laser hair removal that has been performed by other clinics as their products or protocols may not be the same as ours. Ivonne Sanchez Beauty takes no responsibility for combining these aftercare instructions with that of another clinic or artist. 

These post-care instructions have been created to help you prepare for your care after your treatment has been completed in the clinic.  Following these instructions will maximize your aesthetic outcome.  The instructions will also provide you with a few of the post-procedural warning signs that may herald a complication.  As you discovered from our informed consent waiver and your discussion with our laser technician, most potential complications tend to be minor and can be effectively managed if we are notified promptly.  Please follow these instructions carefully.  If you do not understand any of the components or items in the post-care instructions, or our informed consent waiver, please do not hesitate to call the clinic and speak with a member of the Ivonne Sanchez Beauty team.  In the rare circumstances, you are unable to connect with us about a post-care concern and you feel it is of an urgent nature, please proceed to the urgent care facility.  Remember, your excellent aesthetic outcome and quality of care is our goal.  We are here to help you!

Post-Procedure Instructions

Days 1-7

The healing time for any given treatment varies between different clients.  The following represents the general recovery phases you might expect.  Individual clients may experience variations from this course.

Swelling/Discomfort/Redness:

The most common side effects are erythema and edema (redness and swelling) which generally occur immediately after treatment and typically resolve within 24-48 hours. Crusting and rarely, blistering may occur which typically resolve within 48-72 hours.  Some patients experience mild itching post treatment.  This is common and lasts approximately 1-2 days.

Activity

Post treatment discomfort is mild, and you may return to regular activities immediately.  It is advised that you avoid hot baths, saunas, jacuzzis and pools for the first two days following treatment (bacteria in them can cause an infection).  It is best to avoid apply ice or cooling compresses as the heat response is the body’s natural healing response. However, if extreme heat or discomfort is evident, use cold compresses to sooth the area.

Moisturizer:

Moisturizer may be applied after each treatment, and then should be applied regularly throughout the course of the treatment.

Make-up:

Make-up may be applied to hide the pinkness of the skin.

Sun Exposure:

Sun avoidance should become a permanent component of your long-term skin care program, always use a sunblock.  Sun exposure to the treatment area immediately after treatment and for one month following the treatment may increase the risk of pigmentary changes in the treatment area.

Long-Term Skin Care:

In addition to sun avoidance for one month following the treatment, we suggest ongoing use of sunblock

Warning Signs:

The following are some of the symptoms that should alert you to the possibility of an impending or existing complication and you should contact the clinic.

Infection:

Infection may be present if you notice:

  • Increased (rather than decreasing) facial swelling after the first 24-36 hours.
  • Redness spreading beyond the area of resurfacing that is warm and tender to touch.

Refrain from exposure to hot baths, saunas, Jacuzzis and pools for the first two days following treatment
Use a moisturizer on treated area post-procedure
Always use sunblock on treated area even if it’s a cloudy day
Sun avoidance immediately after and for one month following the treatment and wear adequate sun protection
Blisters or ulcerated skin can be treated with prescribed antibiotic ointment
Keep scabs soft with lubrification cream and avoid picking or scrubbing them off
Allow for natural exfoliation / peeling of the skin to occur 

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