You can shower from the next day and (we recommend) daily for a week. And please the operative site with wipes given to you.
Unless your work does not involve great physical activity, you can go back on the same day. However, we recommend taking a day off, if possible.
You may take a simple painkiller (e.g. paracetamol) for a couple of days.
Avoid traveling abroad for a week after the procedure in the unlikely event you need any urgent follow-up visit.
Avoid strenuous exercise for a few days until the lesions have scabbed and dried. Moderate exercise can be taken from the next day in most cases.
We recommend avoid that you abstain from sexual contact with a partner or masturbation until the lesions have healed completely (approx. 2 weeks)
You may be given a course of antibiotics for prevention of infection.
Normal vs Not Normal
- It is normal for the operative site to be left open and requires no dressing.
- It is normal to develop redness around the treated area. This should scab over in a few days.
- It is normal for the operative site to take 1-2 weeks to heal. This can vary from person to person.
It is rare for bleeding to occur from areas treated with Hyfrecation. Occasionally a small amount of blood may ooze from the treated area in the first 24 hours, which is managed by application of a gauze piece and some pressure.
If you are concerned about the bleeding, please ring the clinic for advice.
If the bleeding is heavy and not stopping despite application of pressure, you should seek advice from the clinic, or attend A&E (out of hours, out of area patients).
Dos & Dont’s
Do wear loose fitting underpants after the procedure
Do keep the area clean with the wipes provided
Do take pain relief medication (e.g. paracetamol) if you feel that you need it
Do use the sterile saline wipes provided to keep the skin clean
Do take a salt-water bath (common salt + lukewarm water) a couple of times a day for a few days. And wash it away with plain water.
This reduces the soreness and also procedures a local soothing effect.
Don’t pick at the scars – this will increase the time for full recovery
Don’t use shower gel during the healing period
Do not resume sexual relationships until the areas have healed
Don’t worry if anything has been left out in the first visit
What should I expect after my appointment?
You may experience a little soreness at the operated site. This is completely normal and some standard painkillers can help with this.
Will I require a follow up appointment after my appointment?
All patients are offered a follow-up appointment within 4 weeks after their procedure. This is to ensure that all the lesions have been treated and that you are happy with the procedure.
This will also give you a chance to ask any further questions that you may have.
What if lesions have been missed in the initial procedure?
If any lesions are missed during the initial procedure, they will be treated in the follow-up appointment. This visit is included in the procedure fee.
What do I do if I think I have a problem after the appointment?
We recommend all patients have a thorough read of the information above as it will help with key questions.
If you think that something is wrong, please request a follow up call by contacting our clinic.
How soon after my appointment can I have sex?
It’s advised to abstain from sex and avoid masturbation until healing is complete (approx. 1 week). Having intercourse during the healing process can increase the risk of infection, scarring or bleeding.
Can I have Hyfrecation again in the future?
It is safe to have lesions treated with repeat Hyfrecation if they do occur, or you develop new lesions in other areas. Assessment of such lesions, whether recurrent or new, will be charged as per our normal fee structure.
If you are seeking repeat medications, you can complete the following form to speed up the process.
Follow Up Discussion
If you have any concerns after your procedure, we can arrange a follow up discussion with a clinician without delay.
You will unlikely need any further visits. If this is appropriate, we will discuss it in the appointment with you.