What Can You Expect After Treatment?
You may experience some redness in the treatment area that should resolve within a few hours. You may notice darkening of your pigmented spots, followed by fading and flaking off at a later stage. Follow your clinician’s aftercare plan until skin is completely healed – typically one week after the treatment. The skin on your body might take longer to heal, compared to your face. There is virtually no downtime after this non-invasive and gentle procedure. In most cases, you are able to apply make-up, return to work and resume most of your activities immediately.
Skin Care Recommendations
Just as important as the treatment, is the care for your skin pre- and post- treatment.
Cleanse the skin two times a day with plain, lukewarm water and a gentle cleanser, like ZO Gentle Cleanser. Use your hands and fingertips to cleanse using gentle patting motions. DO NOT rub, scrub, use an exfoliant soap or skin care brush, e.g. Clarisonic in the treated area.
Moisturizer should be applied generously with clean hands over-treated area and reapplied whenever your skin feels dry.
Sunscreen is a MUST and should be used daily beginning the day of treatment and used consistently. Use sunscreen with Broadband UVA and UVB protection and a SPF of at least 30. Ensure to reapply during sun exposure. DO NOT expose your skin to direct sun exposure for 14 days. The treated area is more prone to sunburn and pigmentation change.