After treatment, the skin looks sun burnt, is red and swollen. Pin spot bleeding and oozing is also a common post procedure effect. Discomfort is reported after treatment and is easily managed with the correct aftercare. Most patients take a few days off work. During post care, patients apply an occlusive ointment to the skin for four to five days, specific make up can be used within 72 hours afterwards if desired. It is very important that there is little or no sun exposure after the treatment for a period of up to 6 months.