• Redness, swelling, bruising, tenderness and itching are all normal reactions to treatment. Arnica tablets may be taken to help bruising and the aftercare lip balm provided should be used as it also contains arnica (apply with a clean cotton bud.) Antihistamines can be used to reduce itchiness.
  • Small lumps are also normal at the site of treatment and take time to disperse. After 72hrs you may apply pressure to any lumps to help
    them disperse.
  • A cold pack may be used to take down swelling, however this must be placed in the fridge only, not the freezer. Do not use Ice in the area.
  • If you suffer from coldsores you may have an outbreak. Take coldsore medication until this subsides.
  • Makeup can be applied to the area 4hrs after treatment (preferably mineral makeup.) Try to avoid lipstick for 24-48hrs. Aftercare balm is fine to use straight after treatment.
  • Drink lots of water for 48hrs after treatment (and preferably all the time!)


  • Avoid harsh products which sensitise the skin, such as retinol and glycolic acid for at least a week.
  • Avoid picking and touching the treated area until healed, to reduce the risk of infection whilst the skin is open.
  • Avoid heat and anything that dehydrates the body e.g sauna, steam, chlorinated water, sunlight for 2 weeks and alcohol and caffeine for 48hrs.
  • Avoid intense workouts and sweating for 24hrs.
  • Avoid electrolysis, waxing or bleaching treatments in the area for 72hrs.
  • Avoid taking anti-infamatories such as Aspirin or Ibuprofen for 72hrs, as this can worsen bleeding.
  • Avoid extremes of temperature.
  • Use only tepid water or mild cleanser to clean the area and pat dry
    (do not rub.)