It is important to know what to expect whenever you are getting any type of skin treatment done. Skin that has been treated with laser resurfacing will be extra sensitive for a period of time. Most patients describe their skin feeling like they have a mild sunburn. Redness and swelling are normal but should be taken care of as to not cause any damage. Some patients also report experiencing some itching or stinging sensation for a couple of days following their procedure.
Laser resurfacing treatments are a great way to refresh your skin and address acne, wrinkles, large pores, and more. At Jupiter Dermatology our team works hard to help our patients get glowing skin. Patients should be aware of how to care for their skin when they get laser resurfacing treatment.
The Benefits of Laser Resurfacing
Now, more and more people are leaning towards the “less is more” makeup approach. This means that people are working harder at achieving a smooth, clear complexion. Topical, at-home skincare is a great way to take care of your skin and keep you looking beautiful, other methodologies are can enhance your complexion in ways your products can’t. Laser resurfacing is a comprehensive skincare approach that does wonders for your skin. It can:
- Improve cellular turnover
- Stimulate collagen production
- Minimize pore size
- Remove redness
- Remove pigmentation
- Even skin tone
- Treat scarring
- Treat acne
- Provide smoother, glowing skin
It is no wonder that patients love this procedure as it can truly transform their skin.
Side Effects of Laser Resurfacing
The expected downtime from laser skin resurfacing treatment depends on the type and depth of the laser. Our team will go over the projected recovery time with you during a consultation. Redness, inflammation, and a tingling sensation are normal following this treatment. It may take up to four weeks for complete cell renewal, reduction of pigmentation, healing, and for the best results to show. Collagen renewal may take up to three months for noticeable results.
Steps to Follow After Your Laser Resurfacing Treatment
There are a few steps to follow to help keep your skin healthy and to get the best results, these are:
- Clean the face one to two times a day with a skin solution as directed by your dermatologist.
- Apply protective treatments that are recommended by your dermatologist to help your skin heal.
- Use sunscreen to protect your skin
- Use a moisturizer each day
Your dermatologist at Jupiter Dermatology will walk you through skincare steps to help your skin heal well and give you glowing results.
What to Avoid After Laser Resurfacing?
It is important to avoid products that have potentially irritating active ingredients in them. This means alpha hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acids, and retinol. Also, for the first couple of days avoid intense exercise and sweating to not irritate your skin.
Schedule a Consultation
If you have any questions regarding skincare during your laser skin resurfacing recovery, contact Jupiter Dermatology. To learn more about this procedure and to create a skincare plan, schedule a consultation with one of our dermatologists. You can do this by calling us at (561) 748-0510 or filling out an online form.