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AFTERCARE TIPS

Post-care:

• No very hot baths or showers
• No heat treatments e.g. sauna or excessive exercises.
• No swimming in chlorinated pools or spa baths
• No deodorant - if underarms treated
• No perfumes, highly perfumed soaps or lotions
• No sun/UV exposure or sun beds
• Wear sun block with both UVA and UVB protection
• No depilatory creams (Veet/Nair), AHA (Alpha hydroxy acids), glycolic (used for sun damage and/or aging) or salicylic (acne treatment) creams

Shedding and repeat treatment:

• Your hair will start to shed after about 2 weeks and continue for up to one month after your treatment. The hair will appear to be growing but will easily be removed by hand.
• Use a loofah regularly to encourage the shedding of hair that will start to happen after about 2 weeks.
• Hairs that were in the resting phase at the time of treatment may enter the active phase in about 4-6 weeks.
• Follow-up treatment may be performed at 4 week intervals or within 2 weeks of new hair growth.
• It is important to note that hair loss will become more noticeable after approximately the third to fifth treatment.

Redness and general:

• Some people may experience a mild sunburn-like sensation. This usually lasts 2-24 hours but can persist up to 72 hours.
• Use Aloe Vera gel if very red and/or swollen.
• Keep the area moisturized with a light moisturiser only, no AHAs (Acids).
• If you experience intense itching 2-4 days after treatment, apply ice packs and/or hydrocortisone cream.
• If blisters occur seek medical advice and inform your therapist.
• Often people with oilier skin and deep dense hair may experience pimple-like breakouts. This is normal and will eventually subside.
• Until redness resolves avoid swimming, hot tubs/Jacuzzis
• Bathe or shower as usual. Treated areas may be temperature sensitive. Cool showers or baths will offer relief.
• Avoid excessive scrubbing with scrub brushes, loofahs, sponges.
• Avoid the use of exfoliants (glycolic acid, alpha hydroxy acids, astringents, perfumes, deodorants and after-shaves) for at least 7-10 days after treatment.
• Avoid sun exposure to treated areas, as well as the use of sun tanning beds and self-tanning creams.
• Use a SPF30+ sunscreen if sun exposure is unavoidable. Sun avoidance will decrease the likelihood of skin colour changes. Always cover up and be sun-safe.
• Men having their faces and/or necks treated may experience severe swelling, redness and pimple-like breakouts. This may take up to 3 weeks to subside.