Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few decades, you know that laser hair removal is popular amongst both men and women. As the only way to permanently get rid of unwanted hair, laser hair removal can give you the confidence and comfort of not having to worry about too much or even ingrown hair. However, laser treatments aren’t just used for hair removal. Laser resurfacing is designed to get rid of skin imperfections and stimulate the production of collagen. Just like with any procedure, however, recovery from laser skin resurfacing is one of the most important parts. This article will discuss a few recovery tips. Read on to learn more.
Avoid the Sun
After you get a laser treatment, your skin is going to feel especially raw— leaving you more prone to getting a sunburn. As one of the most important steps in recovering from this procedure, make sure to avoid spending too much time in the sun. And, if you do have to get in the sun, make sure that you apply a lot of sunscreens and wear a big hat.
Use a Moisturizing Cream
As mentioned previously, your skin is going to feel extra raw after getting laser skin resurfacing. To help it recover and not feel too chapped, make sure to apply a thick moisturizing cream all across your face. When looking for a moisturizing cream, look for one that contains ingredients like petrolatum and glycerin; these two ingredients help with moisture retention.
For at least a few days following your laser resurfacing treatment, be especially gentle with your skin. For instance, avoid using a face scrub, scrubbing brush, Clarisonic, or washcloth on your skin because it can exacerbate the tenderness and cause it to become irritated.
Laser skin resurfacing is a great way to get rid of skin imperfections, scarring, and help your skin to naturally produce more collagen. By avoiding the sun, applying a moisturizing cream, and being more gentle with your skin, you can help your skin recover from this treatment. To learn more, contact Sterling Aesthetics today!