How to Care for Your Skin After Laser Treatment

Laser treatment can address many skin concerns, including scarring, redness, and pigmentation. Following a treatment, it’s essential to take care of your skin so you can have a clear and smooth complexion. If you’re wondering what the best post-treatment procedure is, Emerge Medical and Well Spa is here to help. Today, we share some tips for skin care after a laser treatment.

Expect Downtime

When you have laser treatment, your skin will be delicate and easily irritated. Your expected downtime can vary, depending on the depth and type of the laser. But it can take several days or weeks to completely heal and show maximum results. If you use the wrong skin care products, such as retinol and harsh cleansers, they can damage your skin.

Wear a high-SPF sunscreen

After the laser treatment, sun protection should be your top priority. Your skin is very sensitive in the healing phase, and dark spots could form if you don’t wear a good SPF sunscreen. Wear sunscreen that offers an SPF of 30 or above to protect against both UVA and UVB rays.

Keep Your Skin Clean

For optimal results, keep your skin moist, hydrated, and clean. Avoid high-impact exercise and stay away from acid-based or exfoliating cleansers. Instead, use a product like Aquaphor or another gentle moisturizer to cleanse your skin. You may need to limit your makeup as well. Consult the team at Emerge about which ingredients are right for you and when you can begin wearing makeup again.

Reduce Inflammation

Comfort is another aspect of good skin care. If your skin appears swollen and red after your laser treatment, apply cooling packs and cold compresses to the area. You can use an extra pillow (or two) to sleep in an elevated position to help alleviate inflammation.

Laser Treatments at Emerge Medical & Well Spa

At Emerge, we provide a plethora of laser treatments in a comfortable and welcoming environment. Whether you need laser treatment for acne scars or laser hair removal, we have you covered. Request an appointment online or contact our staff in Tulsa to see what treatment is right for you. We’ll see you at the spa!