Immediately following the treatment, you may experience a burning sensation and this will usually resolve itself during the remainder of the day, however if it does become particularly uncomfortable or if it persists for a longer period then you are welcome to take anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen. In the next few days after the treatment, it is normal to have some form of swelling and this can last for several days. It can be quite significant around the eyes and may possibly lead to interference with your vision in the initial period, cold compresses may be applied to aid in reducing the swelling. If the swelling is more severe, anti-inflammatory medication or anti-histamines may be taken to help alleviate the swelling.
Crusting will usually start to develop over the treated area and will often initially be brown or black on the surface of the skin before flaking off over the following days. In some cases, it can take over two weeks to completely disappear and it is essential to not pick at the crusting as this can lead to scarring or infections. The treated area may start to weep and this is simply part of the normal healing process and will improve with time, however if the skin starts to become hot or red or if there is any pus present, please contact us immediately as this may suggest that an infection has developed.
It is essential that you keep the treatment area clean (without using alcohol based cleaners), dry and protected and we advise using a broad spectrum sunscreen.