Post Treatment Guidelines

Makeup may be used immediately after the procedure unless there is epidermal blistering. It is recommended that you use newly purchased makeup to reduce the possibility of infection. Older makeup may contain bacteria that may have been developed over time and continuous use. If the treated area looks infected and/or tenderness is obviously present, please contact the office, as a stronger antibiotic may be needed. After Laser Hair Removal you must NOT have any sun exposure to reduce the chances of hyper-pigmentation. Sunscreen (SPF 30 or greater) is required at all times throughout the course of the treatment.

Avoid picking or scratching the treated skin. Do not use any other hair removal products or similar treatments (waxing, electrolysis, tweezing, depilatory creams) that will disturb the hair removal treatment. You may shave the area 3-5 days after the procedure if there is no crusting or scabbing. Anywhere from 5-14 days after the treatment, shedding of the surface hair may occur and this may appear to look like new hair growth. This is NOT new hair growth. You can clean and remove the hair by washing or wiping the area with a wet cloth or loofah sponge. There are no restrictions on bathing except that you must treat the skin gently, as if you had sunburn, for the first 24 hours.