FAQ at Glo Med Spa in Austin, TX
What To Expect After Your Treatments
The healing time between any given treatment varies between different clients.
The following represents the general recovery phases you might expect. Different clients may experience variations of this.
Laser Hair Removal
Perifollicular erythema (swollen hair follicle) and edema can appear. Lasts approximately 5-7 days. Could be a bit itchy.
IPL Pigment Treatment
Browning/darkening of the pigment, purplish or black tint to dark pigment, crusting of the pigment over 3-7 days and possibly longer on other body parts other then the face. erythema and edema.
IPL Vascular Lesion Treatment
Blanching of the vessels, greying of the vessel, deep purple of the vessel( over the course of a few days the damaged vessels will be broken down and absorbed away) 3-7 days
IPL Acne Treatment
Deepening color of the lesions, tenderness to the lesions(if cystic), blanching or greying of the vessels/vascular scars, erythema and edema. 5-10 days.
Swelling and redness of the treated areas and untreated parts may occur following your procedure and will be maximal at 24-48 hours. It is not uncommon for clients to have their under eye area swollen for 1-2 days, but it will subside. There may be redness and very minimal warm emanating from the area for the first 24 hours ( feels like a mild sunburn) you may get a bowl of ice water and place wash cloths in the bowl and then lay them on the treated area. Do not ice as it cools the dermis down to much and heating the dermis is how collagen is formed.
You should notify us if you have severe pain or any other issues that may not seem normal.
You may return to regular activities immediately. It is advised to avoid hot baths, saunas, Jacuzzis and and pools for the first few days following your treatment.
Avoid applying makeup the first 24 hours after your treatment if the skin is still feeling warm.
This should become a permanent component of your long term skin care , how ever if you must be in the sun use an SPF sunblock of 30 or greater and reapply often. NEVER use a tanning bed. This increases your risk of skin cancer by 65%. It’s NOT worth it!
Long term skin care:
In addition to sun avoidance, we suggest all clients use long term skin care that will optimize the youthful, rejuvenated appearance you will achieve. We offer clients a program for long- term maintenance of your skin. This unique program offers state of the art rejuvenating treatments and home care that you can only get in a medical spa or physician based office.
refrain from exposure to hot baths, saunas, Jacuzzis and pools for the first two days following treatment use moisturizer on treated areas post procedure Always use a sunblock of 30 SPF or greater even on a cloudy day.
Blisters or any other abnormalities need to be reported to the spa and treated with an antibiotic ointment,
Do not try and exfoliate crusting off of skin, let it come off naturally.
Contact us if you have any questions or concerns about your treatment. We are here to help and we know our stuff!