According to data from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, laser treatments rank in the top five when it comes to nonsurgical treatments.
Laser treatments can be used on your skin for a variety of reasons, such as hair removal, tattoo removal, or treating blemishes, scars, fine wrinkles, and acne. If you’re considering getting laser treatment or have done so recently, you’ll need to know how to care for your skin once the procedure is done.
Residents of Yuma and Tucson, Arizona, looking for post-laser treatment care can rely on our experienced, caring staff at Peach Skin & Laser. We give you professional, cutting-edge solutions with guaranteed results.
Laser treatment aftercare
The most common effect of laser treatment feels like a mild sunburn, with redness, swelling, itchiness, and stinging for a few days after. Here are five important tips for taking care of your skin after laser treatment:
1. Clean the treated area regularly
Be sure to clean your skin two to five times a day after treatment. Water, saline, or a diluted solution are cleaning methods your doctor may recommend.
2. Use the right sunscreen
For sunscreen, you will need something to treat sensitive skin because after the procedure, the area treated will need some extra care. Getting the right sunscreen will help your skin heal faster.
3. Reduce swelling and redness
Cool compresses and ice packs will help reduce swelling and redness, which are normal side effects. Regular application should resolve these issues while your new skin is forming.
4. Moisturize your treated skin
Right after the treatment is done, you’ll have ointments applied to the area to help the healing start and to prevent infection. Once you stop using the ointment, you’ll need to keep the skin moisturized with approved lotions and protective skin care treatments.
5. Avoid picking the treated area
While you’re healing, the treated area is going to peel while your new skin is coming in. However tempted you may be, don’t pick at your skin. Give it time to heal properly.
Over-the-counter pain relievers are acceptable to use for any discomfort, and if you smoke, avoid smoking during the healing process. It will only make the process slower and could possibly complicate it. Follow your specialist’s instructions closely.
The laser treatment advantage
Laser treatments are outpatient procedures that are non invasive and require shorter time to heal. Most normal activities can be resumed right after the treatment is finished. New skin will form where you were treated in just a couple of weeks, and once your skin heals, the results can last for years.
If you are dealing with issues after laser treatment or you have concerns, make an appointment with Peach Skin & Laser today.