Tips for Protecting Your Skin After Laser Skin Resurfacing

Tips for Protecting Your Skin After Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing is one of the most comprehensive, versatile aesthetic treatments available. But getting the best results to maintain your newfound glow goes beyond the doors of our office. 

Here, Dr. Divina Averilla, our aesthetic medicine specialist at Love Your Body Medical Spa, shows you what goes into laser skin resurfacing and gives you a few tips to ensure you get the best results. 

Why you should consider laser skin resurfacing

If there’s a jack-of-all-trades in the cosmetic world, laser skin resurfacing is it. This simple, streamlined treatment addresses everything from sun damage to acne scars, sagging skin to uneven skin tone, and more. Bonus: Laser skin resurfacing works on multiple areas of your body.

But our advanced laser treatment takes it a step further. 

We offer the Laser360 system, which delivers smoother, fuller, brighter skin in as little as 60 days — that means your dream skin is closer than ever before. 

We work closely with you to determine if you’re a good candidate and also suggest other aesthetic treatments, such as Botox® and facials, that work well with laser skin resurfacing. 

What happens during laser skin resurfacing

The process is all about harnessing the power of light energy. The Laser360 system sends short, concentrated pulses of light into the damaged, flawed areas of your skin. One layer at a time, the powerful pulses remove unwanted skin. 

Simultaneously, the light energy heats the underlying layers of your skin, triggering collagen growth. The result is fresh, younger-looking skin. 

How to care for your skin after treatment

The Laser360 is safe and FDA-approved. However, with all of that heat penetration, your skin may need a little extra TLC after your treatment. Fortunately, all it takes is some straightforward skin care strategies you likely already include. Here are some things to consider to help your skin recover fully and quickly.

Keep it moisturized

The laser treatment you just went through created microscopic “injuries” in your skin to encourage collagen production and shed dead skin. Now, more than ever, your skin needs help protecting itself. 

Use a gentle, unscented moisturizer (think petroleum jelly) to give your skin an added layer of protection and aid in the recovery process. 

Don’t neglect sun protection

Speaking of your skin being in a vulnerable state, it’s crucial that you shield it from the sun’s harmful rays. That means avoiding direct sun exposure for a week or two immediately following your treatment. 

We also recommend that you commit to wearing sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or greater every day, even if you plan on staying indoors. You may also consider wearing a hat or other protective clothing to double up on your skin’s protection.

Try going makeup-free

Even with the invention of super gentle, hypoallergenic makeup products, it’s a good idea to avoid them for at least two days after treatment. That can be tough to do when your skin looks red and blotchy, but makeup can interfere with the healing process and may even cause you some discomfort. 

Take a break from breaking a sweat

It’s awesome that the gym is part of your routine, but if you just had a laser treatment, we strongly encourage you to hang up your sneakers for a week or so. At the very least, switch up your routine to include exercises that don’t make you sweat as much. 

Why? Those beads of sweat that indicate you’ve burned serious calories can also irritate your already irritated skin. 

Stop smoking

Smoking is one of our top no-nos when it comes to skin care — and even more so when you’re trying to recover from laser treatments. The toxins in the smoke can derail the healing process, cause extra irritation, and even throw off your results. We recommend that you kick the habit for at least two weeks after treatment. 

Are you ready to face the world with skin you can be confident in? Call or click to request an appointment at our Las Vegas, Nevada, office to get started today. 

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