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ELITE IQ Laser Hair Removal - Pre + Post Care Instructions

Elite IQ Laser Hair Removal Treatment Pre-Care Instructions:

  • The area being treated cannot be exposed to the sun. For 1064-nm wavelength treatment, avoid sun exposure for 1 (one) week prior, during, and 1 (one) week after treatment. For 755-nm wavelength treatment,  avoid sun exposure for at  least  4 (four) weeks prior, during and at least  1 (one) week after the treatment. A broad-spectrum (UVA/UVB) sun block of SPF 30 or higher should be applied whenever exposed to the sun.

Elite IQ Laser Hair Removal Treatment Post-Care Instructions:


  • Immediately following treatment, the area may show a slight erythema with some swelling. Blistering may occur.

  • General Skin Care

  • During the healing phase, the area must be treated delicately. Do not rub, scratch, or pick. If a crust develops, let it fall off on its own.

  • Apply a thin layer of gentle ointment to the treated area several times a day to keep the area moist.

  • Do not scrub the area; pat the area dry. Do not shave over the area if swelling, crusting or scabbing is present.

  • If swelling occurs, apply ice. Wrap the ice in a soft cloth. Discomfort or stinging may be relieved with acetaminophen.

  • If makeup is allowed, it must be applied and removed delicately. Excess rubbing can open the treated area, increasing the chance of scarring.

  • Avoid sports and/or strenuous exercises for 2 to 3 days following treatment for hair removal and 7 to 10 days for veins. Walking is encouraged.

  • In case of signs of infection (pus, tenderness, fever), contact the office immediately.

  • Avoid sun exposure throughout the course of treatment and use a broad-spectrum (UVA/UVB) sun block SPF 30 or greater when the treatment area is exposed to the sun.

  • The treated hairs will exfoliate or push out in approximately 2 to 4 weeks.

  • Posttreatment skin care instructions must be followed to prevent any complications. Please contact the office with questions or concerns regarding your treatment.

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