It often takes more than one treatment over the entire area to get the best result. Often it is recommended 4-6 treatments be taken. The degree of redness and capillary size will influence the number of treatments needs as does individual response. Treatments are performed every 3 – 6 weeks depending on the area.
There is usually redness in the area treated immediately after treatment. There can be slight swelling in the treated area. This may take 48 hours to lessen.
The treatment feels like hot flicks of a rubber band. It is normal for the skin to feel mildly sunburnt after treatment. This takes a few hours at most to get back to normal. It is important at this stage not to overheat the skin for 24 hours with hot baths, spa baths or saunas. Alcohol and coffee (stimulants) may also make the treated area feel hotter.
It is highly recommended to not use any AHA or Retin A type products on the area until it has fully healed.