Aftercare will be discussed with you before and after your treatment.
Here is a list of recommendations, top tips, best practices and advice to consider in your own personal aftercare regime:
- The formation of brown/black crusts on the skin surface will occur. Do not pick pick them – these crusts will fall off in a few days
- Keep the area clean using lukewarm boiled water and do not use alcohol based cleansers
- Wait until your scabs have fallen off. You may resume activities immediately after any treatment but may not look your complete best during the healing process (usually 3 to 7 days)
- For the first night or two, if you have had a facial treatment, you may wish to sleep on your back to avoid brushing your face on your pillow
- Apply Savlon healing gel on the area up to three times a day. This will provide relief from any tendency to itch and expedite the healing process
- There may be some mild swelling – especially around the eyes and periorbital region. Swelling for 1 to 5 days post-treatment is normal but is usually of a very minor nature and to be expected
- The area treated must not be covered with plasters, occlusive dressing or any type of make-up, mascara, creams or any other product until the area has fully healed (except specific products we recommend or we have provided after your treatment)
- Men should avoid shaving over any area that has been treated until the skin has fully healed
- Once healed, you must use factor 50 sunscreen when out and about for at least 12 weeks and you should avoid sunbeds and sunbathing
- It is highly unlikely you will ever get an infection from a Plasma Pen treatment as the wound we cause isn’t open. However, with any skin rejuvenation treatment, we are not in control of what you do when you leave and you should be aware that the first 12 hours is always the period of risk for you to get any kind of infection so please avoid activities where you could get dirty!
- We recommend not exercising straight after a treatment because any heat, steam or sweat could add to the inflammation that’s already present