V-Beam Post Treatment care instructions
Care of the treated area:
Apply Cicabio cream to the treated area twice a day as long as the bruising/red discoloration (purpura) is present. If there is no discoloration or scabbing, a moisturizer may be used daily. It is important to keep the area moist until healed.
Showers are permitted, but gently pat the area dry. Do not rub with a towel or washcloth as the area is extremely delicate while the bruising/red discoloration (purpura) is present. If the legs are treated, avoid taking a bath during the first 48 hours as the intense heat may cause additional discomfort. Comfortable warm showers are recommended.
Any discomfort you may have (usually not lasting more than a few hours, if any) can be relieved with Panado.
After the red discoloration disappears, hyperpigmentation (brown colouring) or hypopigmentation (white) may be present for up to 3 to 5 months. This is rare but if it occurs use an SPF 50 sunblock on the area until the normal colour returns.
Avoid contact sports during healing if any scabbing or crusting is present to prevent injury to the treated site.
Precautions to take following your laser treatment
Do not rub, scratch, or pick at the treated area if bruising/red discoloration (purpura) is present. Please call the office immediately if the area shows signs of infection.
Avoid swimming, contact sport or hot tubs until redness or irritation subsides.
Avoid rubbing or pressure (caused by clothing) on the treated areas. Wear loose-fitting clothing if your treated area is on a non-exposed area of the body.
Avoid exposure to the sun!!! If sun exposure is expected, apply an SPF 50 or higher sunblock to prevent pigmentation changes until the lesion is healed and for 2 to 3 months afterwards.