Was aloe or another lotion applied immediately post-procedure?
My last doctor would apply lots of aloe before I left.
What did your doctor recommend doing after the treatment (in terms of caring for the area in the next few days)?
No strenuous movement or anything that would chafe the skin, moisturize frequently, take the painkillers, use ice pacs as necessary. Lately after treatments I wind up spending a few days on the couch.
Were painkillers prescribed? Was a particular OTC one (aspirin, acetaminophen, etc) recommended?
For the latest treatments (above 5 joules and the entire area done in 2 days), I've needed a prescription.
Do you apply aloe or another lotion a few times a day?
I recently switched from aloe to Aveeno, not sure which I prefer. When I was a kid we used Vaseline under gauze.
Have you found a type of sunscreen to be particularly non-irritating?
Aveeno's sunscreen/moisturizer is the easiest on my skin, but it still doesn't feel very good.