What does the procedure involve, before during and after?
As in most non-invasive procedures, reducing sun exposure, pre and post-treatment, is advised. Frequently applying a good sunblock is also recommended. It is also advised to discontinue skin products such as Retin A, higher strength glycolic peels and various acne products for one week prior to treatment.
During the procedure, there is a minimal amount of discomfort. The Starlux 1540 has a built-in contact cooling, a topical anesthetic may be applied to the area and cold packs may be used to relieve this discomfort.
After the treatment, depending upon the intensity of the settings and the individual, there might be redness, warmth, swelling or tightness in the treated area. This usually fades within a few hours. A light pinkish tone may remain for 5 – 7 days. Due to the fast healing process, the most noticeable result will be the fabulous new skin tone and texture of your skin.
The only post-care that is necessary is to avoid sun exposure for about two weeks following your procedure and a good sunscreen, preferably with moisturizing ingredients and an SPF 30 rating, should be applied daily.