It’s exciting to anticipate the results of a non-invasive procedure such as a chemical peel, laser resurfacing or microdermabrasion. The wait is definitely worth it as you witness your appearance change for the better. It’s important to maximize your results by following post-procedure skincare practices – to continue to take the very best care of your skin. Here are a few things to consider:
- Avoid the sun. Sun exposure must be avoided while your skin is healing and peeling; exposure of treated skin to heat should also be avoided as it may induce redness, swelling and for deeper peels, blisters under the skin’s surface.
- Always wear sunscreen. Laser resurfacing, microdermabrasion and chemical peels treat the upper, and sometimes, the deeper layers of your skin. It can take a few months for the treated layers to create fresh, rejuvenated skin. During this time, your skin is particularly vulnerable to the UV and UVB rays of the sun. These rays are very unhealthy for your skin, as you know, but they can also result in blotchy hyper-pigmentation. The use of sunscreen of at least 30 or higher as well as wearing a hat will protect your newly ‘minted’ fresh face and skin.
- Go easy with your usual skincare products and make-up. You can gradually re-introduce your regular skincare products, depending on your skin and the type of procedure.
- Following a peel or a resurfacing treatment, you will be given specific instructions about how to care for, clean and moisturize your skin. Remember that your skin has, in fact, been ‘injured’ and will be fragile; it will need time to heal. Protecting it and doing exactly what your doctor tells you to do is imperative. Peels and resurfacing treatments are extremely popular at Ageless Med Spa because they offer amazing results in a non-invasive way.
Start your spring right…give us a call to book an appointment for a peel or a resurfacing treatment. Now is the perfect time! (801) 277-7000.