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These are the instructions we give patients at my office, Cape Fear Aesthetics: Keep the site moist with an antibiotic ointment (Bacitracin, Polysporin, Neosporin, or Mycitracin—all available over the counter) until the irritation subsides (generally 3-4 days.) Do NOT let the area dry out or scab. This is especially important during the first 48 hours. Feel free to shower 2 hours after the treatment, but take care to avoid high pressure water hitting the treated area. Baths,...
Hi, I hope the place you were treated at took the time to review wound care instructions with you, if not, do you really want to be treated at a place that does not spend the few minutes it takes to describe the wound care you need to do? By infrared, I am assuming you were treated with a laser with a wavelength in the infrared range? Post treatment I usually recommend very gentle wound care with cleaning the area with soap and water and then a thin coat of petrolatum and a bandage....