Pearl Laser Pre & Post Treatment Advice
- If you are prone to cold sores, you must get a prescription for anti-viral medication & start taking them one day prior & for 3 days after Pearl treatment.
- Purchase a tub of Paraffin Gel, Elave face wash, bottle plain white vinegar & paper towels.
- Thoroughly wash your hands prior to touching your face.
- Wash your face at least twice daily or more if desired with Elave soap free wash.
- Soak the treated area using a clean paper towel and the following solution: 1 teaspoon of plain white vinegar to 2 cups of water. This solution may be mixed up in advance & kept in the refrigerator.
- Apply Paraffin Gel or plain Vaseline to treated areas 2-3 times a day or more if needed to maintain a continuous layer on your skin for the first 4 days after Pearl laser
- Do not put any other creams, ointments or products of any kind on your face until you are told it is ok to do so.
- Do not pick, rub, scrub or irritate your skin in any way while healing.
- If the skin gets dry or scabbed you need to soak more often.
- Skin may be red for the first 3-7 days or longer and then turn darker as the skin begins to peel.
- Swelling may occur. Sleeping on 2 pillows with your head elevated is helpful.
- The skin will usually start peeling on day 3 or 4. Do not pick at it but allow skin to peel off on its’ own.
- It is ok to shower but be careful not to allow shower gel or shampoo to get on your face.
- It is normal for skin to feel “sunburned” and/or tight.
- Painkillers may be used if needed.
- Do not expose your skin to the sun. Sunlight passes through the house and car windows.
- Make-up may be worn after your skin has peeled usually 5 days afterwards. Mineral make up is preferred, available at LaNú Medi Spa.
- You can resume use of your regular cleanser/moisturizers after peeling is complete. Do not use glycolic products or exfoliating products for a month post treatment.
- The use of a sunscreen with SPF 20 is essential after peeling.
- An increased sensitivity to irritants that comes in contact with your skin such as detergents, fabric softeners may occur. Although rare, contact dermatitis may develop from contact with irritants.
- If you experience itching, an over the counter antihistamine may be helpful.
Please call the clinic if you experience increased pain, drainage, severe redness or fever, increased itching, the appearance of a cold sore, blister or a similar tingling sensation, or if at any time you feel that you are not healing normally.