If you notice flaky, dry skin after getting laser treatments, don’t worry – that’s exactly what’s supposed to happen! This process can take a few weeks, but when it’s all said and done, you’ll get to enjoy your new smooth, radiant complexion. In the meantime, here are our top three tips for managing dry skin and peeling after your laser treatments.
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!
Never apply anything to your skin while it’s peeling without checking with your provider first.Your laser specialist will send you home with detailed aftercare guidelines, which should include approved ointments and moisturizers to apply to your skin as it heals, as well as instructions on how often to apply them to keep dryness and flaking at bay.
Don’t Pick or Scratch Your Skin
Resist the urge to pick or peel flaking skin or scratch dry skin after getting a laser treatment. Instead, ask your laser specialist about using cooling gels and topical aloe to soothe and calm your skin.
You can also take a mild over-the-counter pain reliever if you are feeling any discomfort as your skin heals.
Your skin will be more susceptible to sun damage as it heals after your laser treatment, so staying out of the sun whenever possible and wearing daily sunscreen is a must. Protecting your skin from the sun will also prevent further dry skin and flaking, helping you heal faster.
Still have questions about laser skin treatments, or are you ready to book a consultation with one of our experts? Give us a call today at 857-350-4205 or contact us online.