Laser Treatment Aftercare

We hope you are satisfied with the results of your recent treatment. To ensure you receive the full benefits we strongly recommend you note the following:

What to expect in the days following your treatment

For skin rejuvenation treatments, scabbing, darkening of the blood verssels under the surface of the skin (vascular lesion), hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin caused by increased melanin), blanching (skin turning white/pale, caused by temporary obstruction of blood flow) are common reactions Although very rare, there may be possible adverse reactions immediately after the treatment, such as:

  • Excessive pain.
  • Excessive persistent erythema (redness of the skin caused by increased blood flow).
  • Oedema (swelling caused by fluid retention).
  • Blistering (raised portion of the skin that is filled with fluid).
  • Bruising or marking of the skin in the shape of the crystal.
  • Grey / ash colour forming or the skin appears puckered.
  • Skin appearing puckered.

There may be further adverse reactions between 4 and 12 hours after treatment, such as:

  • Certain sensitive areas may cause swelling (oedema).
  • The treated skin will be sensitive and fragile and therefore could tear when rubbed
  • There may be a small risk of scarring. Hyper/hypopigmentation and loss of some of the skin surface (epidermal erosion) may occur; however, the risk is minimised if sunscreen (SPF 50 or greater) with Zinc is used.
  • Prolonged itching may occur but keep the area cool and apply aloe vera gel or calming creams.