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After laser therapy the treated area is sensitive and needs to be protected.

Immediately after the treatment you will experience initial redness and mild crusting lasting 1 – 5 days.

Polysporin or Vaseline should be applied for the first 3 – 5 days as frequently as possible or until crusting is no longer evident.  To prevent scarring do not rub, scratch, or pull off scabs.

Swelling may occur and can be decreased by applying a cold pack to the area.  Swelling may last 2 – 3 days but may last longer in extensively treated areas.

Initially makeup, moisturizers, and sunscreens should be avoided for day 1 on treated areas to prevent irritation,  Showering is permitted.

The laser treatment may remove pigment and increase sun sensitivity.  Wear protective clothing or hat and use sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher.  Sun exposure results in increased skin pigment and reduces the effectiveness of further laser treatment.

For discomfort take acetaminophen.

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Petaluma Office
165 Lynch Creek Way
Petaluma, CA 94954
 M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm
(707) 762-5531
Fax: (707) 762-5976



Hercules Office
500 Alfred Nobel Dr., Ste. 245
Hercules, CA 94547
M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm
Open Saturday for aesthetic services
 (510) 741-7418
Fax: (510) 741-7456


Billing office
Fax: 510- 741-7493

At Dermatology Associates of the Bay Area, our board-certified dermatologists serve patients at our Petaluma and Hercules offices. We are committed to the highest standards, and we offer a full range of cosmetic, medical, and surgical dermatology procedures, as well as quality skin care products.

Dermatology Associates of the Bay Area
165 Lynch Creek Way | Petaluma, California 94954 | Phone: (707) 762-5531 | Fax: (707) 762-5976
500 Alfred Nobel Drive, Suite 245 | Hercules, California 94547 | Phone: (510) 741-7418 | Fax: (510) 741-7456