Acne Post Treatment

What To Expect

  • The lasered area will be tender, red and swollenfor 2-5 days.
  • Minor peeling and flaking may continue for 5 days.
  • You may apply cool packs to the area as needed for 24 hours.
  • Moisturize with aquaphor only for 5-7 days.
  • You may clean daily with mild soap and clean.
  • Maintain your treatment regimen (except for retinoids and Retin A)
  • Sleep with head elevated (two pillows) for two days.
  • May apply mineral makeup on day 3.
  • You may take aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or Tylenol if needed for pain

Between Laser Sessions

  • Do not shave or wear makeup for 48 hours after laser treatment.
  • Do not wax, pluck, bleach, use depilatory creams, tweeze or have electrolysis treatments.
  • Avoid tanning the area to be treated for 2 weeks. In the summer, a broad spectrum sunscreen (UVA and UVB) with an SPF of 30 or more is recommended.
  • Avoid Retin-A, chemical peels, glycolic acids, alpha hydroxyl acids until healed (48-72 hrs).