- After the procedure, you need to keep the treated area clean and dry for 24 hours.
- For the first 24 hours an over-the-counter antibiotic cream/ointment and bandage should be applied to the treated area.
Polysporin and Neosporin are over-the-counter brands that can be used and easily found at any pharmacy.
- After 24 hours, you may remove the bandage from the treated area.
- Clean the wound once or twice daily with water. Pat dry, DO NOT RUB.
- Apply a sunscreen daily (SPF 30 or more) if the treated area is exposed to the sun,
especially if on face, neck, chest, arms and/or legs especially after the scab falls off.
- Swelling and itching may occur. You may use an ice pack for 20-minutes every 2-4 hours
to reduce the swelling and apply 1% Hydrocortisone twice daily for itching.
- Apply Scar Recovery Gel (a prescription ointment) to avoid scarring of the treated area.
- Do not pick or touch the treated area while healing.
- Avoid swimming or using hot tubs/whirlpools until the scab has resolved (1-2 weeks after treatment) to avoid the possibility of infection.
- The healing process can take 1 to 4 weeks.
If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to call our office: 888-406-4801