As much as the procedure and techniques used are important, it is also important to follow after care instructions in order to achieve proper results. Each treatment such as PicoSure , Laser, Laser Hair Removal etc.
have their own after care instructions to follow. The most common after care instructions are to avoid any sun exposure, as the skin is highly sensitive, and is prone to getting a sun burn.
It is also important not to apply any product to the area as this may cause an infection, or add discomfort to the area, causing an irritation to occur. Another common after care is to apply whichever cream or product the specialist recommends to promote proper healing.
The aftercare instructions for picosure are similar for both skin resurfacing and tattoo removal. It is important to avoid any sun exposure to the area that was treated, as the skin is highly sensitive and is more prone to burning. If the skin burns, the next session will be pushed further, prolonging the final result, as it is unsafe to do any laser on a sun burn. It is also recommended to apply only water and cream, moisturizer if it is skin resurfacing, and Aquaphor for tattoo removal. These products are gentle on the skin post-treatment and should only be used for the first week, until the redness goes down. It is also important not to touch or peel the area, as you may notice some peeling to occur.
After laser hair removal, it is important to avoid any sun exposure, as the skin is highly sensitive and is more prone to sun burn. It is important to avoid sun exposure in between the sessions to avoid prolonging each session. If the skin has a sub burn, they have to wait longer until their skin is healed. It is important to avoid any self-tanning, as this will make it harder for the laser to pick up on the hair follicle against the skin. It is also important to avoid lotion or cream for the first 24 hours to avoid any further irritation.
The aftercare for both Micro needling and Chemical Peels is to avoid any product on the face, especially with any acids, such as salicylic, glycolic etc. as the skin is sensitive after these procedures. It is best to use cold water only to relieve any discomfort such as burning or redness as these are normal side effects. It is also important to avoid any sun exposure or UV rays such as tanning beds. Lastly, it is best to avoid makeup for the first 24 hours to let your skin heal.