How to Care for Your Skin After Laser Resurfacing

Give your face a total refresh with a Fraxel laser resurfacing peel from Allegro Medspa in Northern California! Laser skin resurfacing with Fraxel laser technology is a gentler alternative to ablative laser facials. This nonsurgical cosmetic procedure uses pulsating beams of light to eliminate dead and damaged skin layers. Address facial lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and more with this gentle but effective treatment.

While the Fraxel is gentler than ablative laser treatments, most patients still need a small amount of recovery time. We will help you understand the best skin care after laser resurfacing so you can heal faster and get the most out of your treatment.

Side effects of laser resurfacing treatment

After a fractional laser resurfacing treatment with Fraxel, the skin will appear red, and there will be some irritation and swelling. This should subside within a couple of days. For all laser peel treatments, the skin will naturally flake, crust, and peel away. The peeling process typically lasts 3–5 day days. There is a difference between facial lasers when it comes to the intensity of their side effects and their results.

Educating patients for the best skin care after their laser resurfacing treatment

A member of our team will provide you with recommendations on how you can help your skin heal after a laser resurfacing treatment. The top rule is to not pick or peel your skin. This could create lasting damage, including scars. It is crucial to avoid interfering with the healing process and to protect your skin from environmental exposure to evade scarring. 

We direct patients to skip all hair removal methods in the treatment area, which means no shaving, waxing, or depilatory creams. We will also recommend an ointment to help soothe and heal your skin. Wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher, avoid direct sun exposure for at least 3 months after your last treatment, and wear a wide-brimmed hat when you’re in the sun. All patients should minimize their sun exposure after their laser peel and apply sun protection throughout the day, this is just as important as not picking at the treated area.

General guidelines for the best skin care after laser resurfacing

At Allegro, we make sure every patient feels entirely comfortable and fully informed about their post-laser facial care. We will go through the following points in detail.

  • Avoid the sun
  • Do not pick at peeling skin
  • Cleanse gently
  • Reduce swelling
  • Keep moisturized
  • Avoid harsh ingredients and vitamin serums
  • Elevate your head
  • Wait to put on makeup

The best news is recovery time from the gentle Fraxel non-ablative fractional treatment is typically just a few days.

Schedule a Fraxel laser peel in Santa Rosa today!

Improve the tone and look of your skin! With a Fraxel laser facial from the aesthetic experts at Allegro MedSpa, you’ll be on track to youthful skin that’s even, vibrant, and exactly what you’ve been dreaming about. 

We are here to help fulfill your medical spa needs. Give us a call at (707) 537.2123 or get started with a virtual consultation. Don’t forget, you can always shop online for skincare products! We carry Obagi, Alastin, SkinBetter, SkinMedica and more trusted, effective brands. 

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