What is proper aftercare?
Keeping the area clean and your hands off your skin is a good start. The area should be cleaned 3-4 times the day of your appointment, and 2-3 times the day after. You may clean the area with hydrogen peroxide, witch hazel or Tend Skin. You may also apply a thin layer of an antibiotic cream or ointment, or a film of benzoyl peroxide to prevent breaking out. Avoid the sun completely the day of your appointment, and for a week after, make sure you use a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher on the treated area. If scabbing occurs, do not pick the scab off. The skin will heal only while the scab remains on the skin. If it is removed before it is ready, it may leave a scar. The scab will fall off once the skin is fully healed.