You should expect the area to feel numb for several hours, and on occasions several weeks, following treatment.
It is common for the area to appear red, swollen, bruised and sensitised for several days, and on rare occasions several weeks, following treatment. Cramping and aching are also common side effects. Arnica gel can be applied to aid the healing process.
Avoid heating the treatment area while the skin is still sensitised. This includes physical activity, saunas, hot bath/shower, alcohol etc. and/or the application of further treatments.
Increase your intake of water and exclude all stimulants for the rest of the day/night, e.g. caffeinated beverages.
A healthy diet, combined with physical activity, is required for the treatment to be fully effective.
Avoid the application of any additional products to the area for a minimum of 48 hours. This includes cosmetics (unless mineral) and skin care products other than the professional products recommended to you by your practitioner.