The most common side effects experienced post Nd Yag are:
Redness – usually resolves within 12-24 hours
Swelling – you may experience mild swelling post procedure
Bruising – in some instances, patients may experience bruising of the area that has been treated
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 four weeks post procedure.
Facial treatments such as microdermabrasion, peels, facial laser treatment and facials are not advised for a minimum of four weeks 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 10 – 14 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.