There are countless benefits to laser skin resurfacing treatments, including a gorgeous, smooth complexion. But before that complexion starts glowing, patients typically undergo a period of redness following their laser treatment.
This redness is completely normal, and actually indicates that the treatment is working in the way it’s supposed to! However, most patients would prefer for it to be less noticable, if possible. That’s why we’ve put together a few tips on how to reduce redness after laser treatment at Southlake Plastic Surgery! So read on, and then book your next laser skin resurfacing treatment with us ASAP!
1. Use soothing skincare products
Investing in a medical-grade moisturizer is a good idea even if you haven’t recently undergone laser skin resurfacing. But if you have, it can be a great soothing product to help reduce redness.
Hydra-Riche is a wonderfully lightweight but especially powerful moisturizer that locks in moisture and soothes your skin after a laser treatment, reducing redness and promoting healing.
2. Indulge in a HydraFacial
Redness, peeling, and flaking are all totally normal parts of the recovery process after laser skin resurfacing. A HydraFacial treatment can help reduce all of these by gently but deeply cleansing, exfoliating, and hydrating the skin.
The HydraFacial is a relaxing and effective skincare treatment all on its own, but when used as a tool to maximize your laser treatment results, it really shines. Schedule an appointment today to relax, rejuvenate, and reduce that redness!
3. Stay out of the sun
After a laser resurfacing treatment, your skin is particularly sensitive to the sun’s harsh rays. Direct or prolonged sun exposure will most certainly make redness worse, and may even cause discomfort, pain, or reduced results.
When you follow post-treatment recommendations and stay out of the sun for at least 1 week after your treatment, you’ll greatly reduce redness and keep your complexion safe and sound. When you do get back out in the sunshine, always wear a mineral sunscreen.These create a barrier on the skin’s surface to reflect UV rays!
4. Use ice packs or cold compresses
You can reduce redness of the treatment area with an ice pack, but be careful not to leave it on too long. Try using the 10 minutes on, 10 minutes off method to avoid damaging the skin.
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If you want to learn more about how to reduce redness after laser treatment near Dallas, or how to maintain your laser resurfacing results, Southlake Plastic Surgery has your answers.
Schedule a consultation with us today! We’d love to chat with you about your skin and help you optimize your laser treatment experience.