How do you make sure you get the best results from the resurfacing laser treatments you’ve chosen? Recovering and allowing your skin to heal is key to your results, so the week after your treatment is just as important as the treatment you’ve chosen. Keep reading for a few tips on how to get the most out of your skin resurfacing laser treatment.
Your skin will be extra thirsty after a laser treatment, so understand that you may need to apply moisturizer more than normal. Listen to what your skin is telling you, and if that means putting on moisturizer every hour, then go ahead. Adding an occlusive layer after your moisturizer can help your skin stay hydrated, too, especially at night.
Depending on how deep your laser treatment was, we may recommend that you skip makeup for a day or two to let your skin breathe. Light, mineral makeup might be best if you feel you need to wear something while going out to work, for example.
Ultimately, you just want the treatment to work its magic. Adding a long, complicated 10-step skincare regime or heavy makeup can just bring more complications. Especially if you have sensitive skin, you may want to go barefaced for a few days.
Though there are conflicting accounts about this, we recommend not peeling or picking at the skin that may show signs of recovery. Depending on your skin, you may scar or develop spots of hyperpigmentation, which is exactly what the laser resurfacing treatments are designed to remove.
The last thing you want to do is get a sunburn when your skin is healing and regenerating a new layer. Wearing good sunscreen is key, but if you don’t have a go-to, wearing a hat or using an umbrella when you’re out in the sun can help keep harmful UV rays away.