Follow the standards in this handout during and after your treatment, until your skin is fully recovered:
- You may bathe or shower utilizing lukewarm water.
Use one that is meant for delicate or dry skin if you require soap.
Rinse skin well and carefully pat it dry.
Do not rub the skin in treatment fields.
- Prevent heat.
Do not use heating pads, really hot water in the bath or shower, or hot water bottles.
- Avoid the cold.
Do not allow the skin to become cooled from ice or extremely cold water or air.
- Prevent sunlight or sunlamps on the treatment side.
When you are outdoors, keep the location covered with clothes.
Utilize a sunblock with SPF of 30 or higher if clothes does not cover the whole area.
- Avoid rubbing or scrubbing the skin on the treatment side.
Use loose, cotton based clothing that will allow excellent air flow. Avoid clothing made from nylon or synthetics.
These fabrics tend to hold moisture beside the skin. Clothes that bind can irritate the treated skin.
- Prevent tape on the treated skin.
- Do not apply anything to the treated skin unless approved by your medical professional or nurse.
This includes bath oils, fragrances, baby powder, and lotions.
We will recommend a skin moisturizer if we anticipate a skin reaction. Utilize it every day as instructed.
Keep in mind: Your skin needs to be dry and clean prior to each treatment.
You can use lotions 2 - 4 times each day to assist your skin feel much better.
Do not use creams 1-2 hours prior to your treatment.