Laser Removal Aftercare

  • In general, keep the treated area clean and dry.
  • To wash the area, clean gently with soap and water then pat dry.
  • Apply a thin coating of Aquaphor up to three times a day, for three days while the area is healing, and keep the area covered with a sterile dressing during this time.
  • Within eight hours of your treatment, blistering will likely¬†occur. It is totally normal; if the blisters pop, keep it covered with a sterile bandage until they heal. Apply antibiotic ointment over the blisters once they pop for at least 24 hours.
  • You may apply cool compresses as necessary for 24 hours after the laser treatment to help reduce comfort and inflammation.
  • Tylenol can help reduce the pain, but avoid Aspirin, as it thins the blood and increases the risk of bruising and bleeding.
  • Do not pick at your scab or scrape the skin, as it may result in infection and scarring. Shaving should also be avoided until healing is complete.
  • You may shower two hours after the treatment, but avoid hitting the treatment area with high-pressure water. Baths, hot tubs, swimming pools, or any form of soaking are not recommended until all blistering and scabbing is completely healed.
  • Exercise is generally safe after treatment, provided you take into account the other aftercare guidelines.
  • For one month after treatment, wear a sunblock with an SPF over 25 over the treatment area. Do not wear makeup or any medication cream on or near the treatment area unless recommended by our shop.
  • Itching is very common; use Aquaphor, Vitamin E ointment, or Hydrocortisone cream on the affected area.
  • Contact us if there are signs of infection like honey-colored crusting, oozing, or spreading redness. Also contact us with any questions or concerns regarding unusual discomfort or bleeding.
  • If you are experiencing an extreme reaction or medical emergency, call 911 or visit a local emergency department.