• A mild sunburn like sensation is expected. This usually lasts 2-24 hours but can persist up to 72 hours. Mild swelling and/or redness may accompany this but usually resolves in 2-3 days.
  • Apply ice or cold packs to the treatment area for 10-15 minutes every half an hour for the  next 4 hours as needed. An oral non steroidal anti inflammatory such as acetaminophen may be taken to reduce discomfort. Use according to manufacturers recommendations.
  • In some cases prolonged redness or blistering may occur. An antibiotic ointment may be applied to the affected areas twice a day until healed.
  • Bathe or shower as usual. Treated areas may be temperature sensitive. Cool showers or baths will offer relief. Avoid aggressive scrubbing and use of exfoliants, scrub brushes and loofa sponges until the treatment area has returned to its pre treatment condition.
  • Until redness has completely resolved avoid all of the following:

Applying cosmetics to treated area

Swimming especially in pools with chemicals, such as chlorine

Hot tubs and Jacuzzis

Activities that cause excessive perspiration

Sun exposure to treated areas. Apply and SPF 30 or greater sunscreen to prevent development of new pigmented lesions.

Hair Removal

  •    Appearance of hair growth or stubble will continue for 7-30 days post treatment. This is not new hair growth, but treated hair being expelled from the skin.
  •    In Clients with facial hirsutism who have been diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome and presenting with ovarian hyperandrogenism there is a risk of paradocical effect resulting from the activation of dormant hair follicles in untreated areas close to hirsute treated areas.

Pigmented Lesion Treatment

  • The lesion may initially look raised and/or darker with a reddened perimeter.
  •    The lesion will progress to scabs/crusting and will start to flake off in 7-14 days. Do not pick, scratch .
    •   The lesion is usually healed in 21-30 days. It will continue to fade over the next 6-8 weeks.

Vascular Lesion Treatment

  • The vessels may undergo immediate greying or blanching or the may exhibit a slight purple or red colouring. The vessels will fully or partially fade in about 10-14 days. Do not pick, scratch or remove scabs.
  • Repeat treatments may be performed every 7-10 days if skin has fully recovered.

Acne Treatment

  • There may be an initial flare up of acne, similar to the kind seen after a peel procedure or the beginning of a new topical or oral acne medication.
  • Some of the blemishes may form scabs. Do not pick, scratch or remove scabs.
  • The acne blemishes will fade after about 2-3 weeks
  • A 40% reduction in the number of  lesions and the prevention of new lesion formation can be expected following the treatment course.


For all enquiries please call Duquessa Skin Sanctuary on 03 9388 9500 or email info@duquessa.com.au