Laser Resurfacing Post-Care Guidelines


Please follow these instructions after your CoolSculpting treatment. If you have any questions, please call our office immediately at 610-518-7546. If you need to call after hours, Dr. Gambhir’s cell phone is 610-741-7035.

  • The treatment area should be kept moist at all times. Use Aquaphor multiple times a day to keep the area moist. 
  • Sun exposure should be nil until all peeling has stopped.
  • Wash the treated area with an ultra gentle cleanser twice a day starting in 24 hours.
  • If available, use of a cool mist humidifier will help keep the area moist.
  • You may take 800mg of Advil or 1000mg of Tylenol every 6-8 hours with food for pain and swelling.
  • Do not use Retin-A or glycolic acid for one month after the procedure. Be sure to check your moisturizers for Retin-A or glycolic acid in the ingredients.
  • Use ice wrapped in a cotton cloth as needed for pain and swelling. 
  • We advise that you place a towel on your pillow when sleeping at night to prevent the Aquaphor from getting on your sheets.
  • Once the area heals, redness may persist for a few days. To cover this up, we recommend you use a green skin primer after moisturizing. Apply concealer and foundation on top of primer. We recommend Dermablend Smooth Indulgence Redness Concealer.

If you took a sedative:

  • No driving for 24 hours.
  • Do not drink alcohol for 24 hours.
  • Be careful walking as your gait may be unsteady.
  • Do not work around an open flame or hot device for 24 hours. 
  • Do not engage in any activities that require your concentration.
  • Call Dr. Gambhir with any concerns: during office hours – 610-518-7546     cell – 610-741-7035