Thermo Aftercare Advice

Please follow the appropriate aftercare that relates to the treatment you have had.

Thread veins/spider veins (blood related)

  • Do not consume aspirin or any medication that could thin out the blood (anticoagulants) 48 hours prior to treatment. DO NOT stop medically prescribed medication without your doctors' consent.

  • Do not touch, scratch or pick at the area treated. Always let scabs/crusts fall off naturally. Picking will result in possible scarring and/or infection. You can expect to look red and/or crusty for a full week or more, it depends on your healing rate.

  • Full healing time is usually 6 weeks – 3 months. This can be longer for older people. It is normal for slight redness/healing for 6 weeks. You can wear make-up once the crusts have naturally come off.

  • Keep the area dry for 24 hours if possible however, you can wash with tepid water but must tap dry with a clean tissue (avoid towels) and do not rub.

  • Avoid perfume or alcohol based products on the area.

  • Do not use soap, cleansers or make-up on area treated for 48 hours. Please use the products provided post treatment.

  • Infection is highly likely when using dirty make-up applicators or unwashed fingers to apply products whilst healing.

  • Avoid sun exposure for a minimum 48 hours, ideally 5 full days. This will avoid the formation of pigmentation (brown spots) and vessel dilation. Use total sunblock if you cannot avoid exposure. Protect your skin daily with SPF30 or above.

  • Avoid vigorous exercises or sports for 48 hours following treatment this will put pressure on the treated capillaries.

  • Do not use a sunbed for at least 7 days prior treatment and 4 weeks following treatment. (Preferably never!)

  • Avoid exposure to hot/cold alternating extreme conditions.

  • Make sure fake tan has not been applied prior to treatment or after (minimum 7 days).

  • Do not exfoliate the skin even if you have crusts – let them drop off naturally.

  • If the area becomes itchy apply the cream/powder provided to you after treatment, if you think the area may be infected apply a warm compress of boiled salty water (cooled down) on a clean cotton pad, gauze or bud. Ensure your hands are always clean before applying aftercare products.

  • Avoid hot baths (7 days), showering is fine. Water running past the area is ok but you must not soak when you have crusts or scabs.

  • Do not consume excessive amounts of alcohol, spicy foods, tea, coffee, chocolate or tobacco especially 48 hours after treatment.

  • Avoid tanning salons and saunas. (2 weeks).

Skin tags/seborrhoeic keratosis (crusty brown spots)/pigment spots/milia

  • Do not touch, scratch or pick at the area treated. Always let scabs/crusts fall off naturally. Picking will result in possible scarring and/or infection. You can expect to look red and/or crusty for a full week or more, it depends on your healing rate. 

  • Full healing time is usually 6 weeks – 3 months. This can be longer for older people. It is normal for slight redness/healing for 6 weeks.

  • Keep the area dry for 24 hours if possible however, you can wash with tepid water but must tap dry with a clean tissue (avoid towels) and do not rub.

  • Avoid perfume or alcohol based products on the area.

  • Do not use soap, cleansers or make-up on area treated for 48 hours. Please use the products provided post treatment. (Face)

  • Infection is highly likely when using dirty make-up applicators or unwashed fingers to apply products whilst healing. (Face)

  • Avoid sun exposure on the areas and use SPF30 or higher for 5 full days if exposed to sunlight.

  • Avoid vigorous exercises or sports for 24 hours following treatment. Avoid friction when exercising from clothing on the body.

  • Do not use a sunbed for at least 7 days prior treatment and 4 weeks following treatment. (Preferably never!)

  • Make sure fake tan has not been applied prior to treatment or after (minimum 7 days).

  • Do not exfoliate the skin even if you have crusts – let them drop off naturally.

  • If the area becomes itchy apply the cream/powder provided to you after treatment, if you think the area may be infected apply a warm compress of boiled salty water (cooled down) on a clean cotton pad, gauze or bud. Ensure your hands are always clean before applying aftercare products.

  • Avoid hot baths (7 days), showering is fine. Water running past the area is ok but you must not soak when you have crusts or scabs.

  • Avoid tanning salons and saunas. (7 days).

  • Avoid tight clothing that causes friction until visibly healed and scabs have dropped off naturally.

  • It is normal to have a pinkish mark of residual healing left behind after the scabs have fallen off, this will fade over time. There are treatments that can speed up the healing – please enquire about these and I will advise you.

Please call or e-mail me if you have any concerns post treatment.