The most common side effects experienced post Clear + Brilliant are:
Redness – usually resolves within 4-6 hours
Swelling – usually occurs the morning after the procedure and subsides once aftercare is applied
Dry skin – the skin may feel dry and you may notice a ‘sandpaper’ like texture for a few days post procedure.
These are POSITIVE side effects as it demonstrates regeneration of the skin cells to improve the skin. Not all patients will experience the above side effects.
Avoid direct sun exposure for 14 days post procedure. This also includes the use of solariums. Physical sun protection is mandatory and must be an SPF of 30.
Waxing and hair removal procedures such as laser and IPL should be avoided for 5 – 7 days post procedure.
Facial treatments such as microdermabrasion, peels, facial laser treatment and facials are not advised for a minimum of 14 days post procedure.
No strenuous activity is to be undertaken for 48 hours post procedure. This includes Bikram Yoga, the use of steam rooms and saunas, hot showers, chlorinated water and salt water pools.
Exfoliating products are not to be used for 5 – 7 days or as advised by your clinician.
Correct product use post procedure is very important to avoid further compromising the skin. This will be discussed with your clinician during your consultation and the correct formulas will be recommended.