- • Application of chilled Aloe Vera gel or a cold compress every hour for 5 to10 minutes may be soothing to the skin. Continue until symptoms subside.
- • Avoid sun exposure to treated areas. Apply a sun block with SPF 30 or greater daily to sun-exposed treated areas between treatments and for 4-6 weeks after last treatment.
- • Bathe or shower as usual. Treated areas may be temperature sensitive. Avoid use of extremely hot water, strongly scented lotions or soaps, prescription strength exfoliant creams, loofah sponges, and aggressive scrubbing to treated areas during healing phase.
- • Allow any blistered or open areas to heal spontaneously. If healing is delayed, a thin coating of antibiotic ointment may be advised. Do not pick at these areas. Picking may result in infection or scarring.
- • Allow any crusting to heal spontaneously, crusting will resolve in 3 to 14 days.
- • Best results are obtained on clients who have follow up treatment immediately after hair starts to grow. Your clinician will advise you when you should schedule your next appointment. It is important to adhere to this regime.
Until redness has completely resolved, avoid all of the following:
No active cosmetics on treated areas (including AHA/BHA’s, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and physical exfoliants)
No swimming, especially in pools with chemical/chlorine
No hot tubs and jacuzzis
No exercise or activities that cause excessive perspiration
Avoid sun exposure to treated areas
Do not pick, scratch or remove scabs as this will cause unwanted side effects
Increased photosensitivity to UV, Laser and IPL can occur when taking certain medications. During your treatment programme, if you have commenced or changed dosage with the following medications, you must advise your clinician:
1. Antibiotics – doxycycline (acne), minocycline, Tetracyclines, Sulphonamides
2. Antihistamines – Diphenhydramone, Cyproheptadine
4. Herbal preparations – st Johns wort, Ginko Biloba, citrus oils, Herbal HRT therapies
Taking these medications does not exclude you from HairLASE treatments; however, extra precautions are applicable in these cases.