Laser FACIAL after care
Wear an SPF of 30 or higher daily no matter the outdoor activity level*. Continue avoiding sun exposure for a minimum of 2 weeks after treatment or for the duration of a series of treatments.
Immediately after treatment, you’ll see some redness that can last anywhere from two hours to three days. For the first 72 hours after treatment, you may feel heat in the skin comparable to a mild sunburn. There’s no need to make any attempt at cooling the skin down, but you will want to keep the skin adequately hydrated and moisturized.
Collagen production triggered in the skin will take approximately 28 days to build. If you haven’t already scheduled your next appointment for 4 weeks, make sure to set one up today.
*Q: Why is it important for people to use a broad spectrum SPF?
A: According to the American Academy of Dermatology 1 in 5 people will develop skin cancer within their lifetime. Daily sunscreen application is vital to protecting the skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Broad Spectrum SPF allows you to identify the sunscreens that protect against both UVA and UVB rays. UVB rays are mostly responsible for giving the skin that “burn” and damage more of the top layers of the skin. UVA rays however are actually more damaging because they penetrate deeper within the skin and cause more of the aging factors like fine lines, wrinkles, and brown spots. So be sure to check your sunscreen to confirm you have a Broad Spectrum SPF
Q: Do people of all skin tones need to wear SPF? Why?
A: Yes, all skin is affected by UV rays. Darker skin types produce more melanin which is the pigment of the skin so while they do have more of a natural “built-in” UV protection they still can develop sun related damage. It just isn’t always visible on the surface. Once darker skin types start to show sun related spots, it is more challenging to treat. It’s best to be preventative and wear sunscreen daily.