Caring for your Skin after Laser Resurfacing
- Posted on: Apr 30 2016
One of the best things you can do for your skin is to give it the extra TLC it needs. This can be done on a daily basis with gentle products and techniques, and it may also include the periodic professional treatment. Lasers have paved the way for men and women to address a host of concerns, including wrinkles, scares, laxity, and hyperpigmentation. If you are considering one of our safe, effective laser procedures, you will want to know how to pamper your skin to achieve maximum rejuvenation.
What to Expect after Laser Skin Treatment
In the days that follow laser treatment, mild redness and swelling should be expected. The degree to which these conditions develop depend on the aggressiveness of the laser procedure. There is also the matter of aftercare and your own body’s innate tendency to heal. Sometimes, the response to a lighter treatment may be more intense, and the response to a deeper treatment not so intense. It’s all personal reaction. Our goal is to provide you with the full extent of information you need so you have a good idea what to expect. Additionally, we offer tips for skin care after resurfacing treatment. With proper care, effects like itching, peeling, and dryness can be minimized.
- Sun protection. The American Academy of Dermatology encourages us all to wear sunscreen on a daily basis. The need for UV protection becomes even greater after laser treatment, when the skin is naturally more sensitive. At this time, a broad-spectrum sunscreen is ideal, with an SPF of 30 or higher. Broad-spectrum sunscreen protects you against UVA and UVB rays, both of which can cause photoaging. In addition to sunscreen, it is advisable to wear a protective hat if you cannot avoid direct sunlight.
- Skin care. The products that you use to cleanse and moisturize your skin after laser treatment should be formulated with the gentlest ingredients. All-natural does not necessarily mean that a product is suited to your needs at this time.
- Your skin is going to flake or peel after laser skin resurfacing, this is virtually impossible to avoid and is, in fact, the goal. While we want dead, damaged cells to fall away, we do not want to dry out your skin. Moisturizer will need to be applied quite often while you are healing. We recommend our Post Laser Recovery Ointment.
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