Post procedure, some redness and swelling can occur. This generally can last from as little as 2 hours to anything up to 3 days. If you experience any discomfort during this period you may apply a cold compress or alternatively an ice pack to the area. However, if you continue to experience any discomfort please notify your clinician immediately.
It is mandatory that you keep the treated area clean and bacteria free. Avoid any excessive sweating 24 hours post procedure as sweat can cause bacteria to enter into the open follicle and may cause the area to break out or become infected.
For two weeks post procedure it is very important that you avoid UV exposure and tanning. This includes the use of solariums. The application of an SPF 30 to the treated areas is mandatory as they become very photosensitive and may be more prone to develop pigment.