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Post Treatment Instructions

Laser Treatment

Post-Treatment Reminders and FAQs

In the absence of complications, you may generally apply/reapply makeup other than liquid foundations as needed. Lumia recommends mineral/powder makeup or a tinted SPF only during the first week post treatment.

  • Comfort Measures

    • Apply ice or cold compress as needed following treatments

    • Aloe-vera gel may be chilled in the refrigerator and applied to treated areas to soothe the skin

  • Cleansing and Care

    • Do not use scrubs or mechanical exfoliation techniques until tenderness and/or heat have subsided

    • Do not pick at treated areas 

    • Wash treated area with a gentle cleanser for the first 3 days

    • Use cool water when cleansing the treated areas for the first 3 days

    • Use of antioxidant serums (Vitamin C serum/C blends) can greatly aid in the healing and downtime as well as improve your skin’s ability to fight sun damage.

    • Keep the skin hydrated with a gentle moisturizer

    • Apply a mineral SPF with zinc oxide

    • Avoid the sun as much as possible

 

What should I expect after treatment? 

Following treatment you may experience redness, swelling/puffiness, and some tingling or discomfort that that should resolve in less than a day. It is also typical to experience dryness/itchiness/flaking in the treatment areas, and hydration should be emphasized during your healing period. 

You may apply mineral powder or tinted SPF immediately following treatment. Liquid foundation should be avoided for 1 week. 

You may return to work and regular activities, but it is recommended to avoid strenuous activities for 48 hours.

 

When will I notice results?

IPL/BBL uses light energy to improve the color and texture of the skin.

The light waves pass through the epidermis to the targeted area, breaking up the discoloration and bringing it to the surface. As your skin cells turnover, the pigmented areas will lighten, resulting in a more even skin tone and texture.

 

For some pigmented lesions, you will see a darkening of the areas followed by fading and flaking at a later stage of healing. 

Following treatment, your skin will feel smoother, fine lines and pores will be less noticable, and sunspots and uneven pigmentation will fade.

 

Optimal results depend on your condition, the number of treatments recommended, and the area(s) treated.

If blistering, bleeding, or excessive heat occur, apply Bacitracin ointment and contact us immediately.

You can phone or text us using the number above. 

Your concerns will be addressed during business hours.

Just as we attend to you during your visit, our attention will be directed first to clients who are in-office. If you phone and we are unable to answer, please feel free to leave a message or reach out by text, and we will get back to you ASAP. 

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Your concerns will be addressed during business hours. 

Just as we attend to you during your visit, our attention will be directed first to clients who are in-office. If we are unable to answer, please feel free to text or leave a message, and we will get back to you ASAP.

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