Planning on having a laser therapy in the near future? Here’s what’s important to do after the therapy to avoid discomfort and allow your skin to heal properly and quickly.
Wearing a Sunscreen
In general, sunscreen is good for your skin, and especially good and extremely important after a laser treatment. Skin that has just been exposed to laser treatment is especially sensitive and prone to accelerated darkening or, as in most cases, burning, if exposed to direct sun.
Avoiding Heat Treatments
As you are finished with your laser treatment, the personnel at the clinic or the hospital will tell you not to shower for the next 48 hours, and you should definitely follow that advice. Showers will expose the lazered skin area to heat.
When exposed to heat, the skin pores will open and the skin could become itchy and you might experience irritation or discomfort. You should also avoid saunas, steam rooms, and hot baths.
Avoiding Topical Medications and Makeup
Two important things should be avoided after a laser treatment - topical medications on the treated area, and wearing makeup. Your treated skin needs to breath and by using atopic medications or makeup, you will clog up the pores, which can lead to skin infection.
Relieving Yourself from Discomfort
A day or two after the laser treatment, the treated skin area can feel slightly uncomfortable or sore, which is completely normal and there’s no need to panic. What you can do to ease the discomfort is apply ice packs to the treated skin and cool it down.
You can use calming post-care and numbing crèmes, but just make sure your doctor agrees first and explains which solutions to use and how.
Bangs are not easy to pull off, especially the blunt look. You'll have to do the due diligence so the do works for you. But, it is worth the effort. Long blunt bangs are one of the best ways to give yourself a major transformation without cutting even an inch off of your hair. If you have long…
Kristen Stewart is always surprising us with her ever-changing hairstyles. Throughout the years we have seen her every change and noticed it because one is always so distinct from the one before. We all remember that sweet girl with a center-parted bob and blond hair for the premiere of Panic Room…
One of the hottest color trends in hairstyle right now is called Ombré, named after the French word that means "shadow" or "shade". It is probably because it is a very easy way to go low maintenance without sacrificing style. Going easy and being stylish are not two things…
Fade hairstyles are easy to maintain, as well as very versatile, which means they look great on just about anyone, but perhaps the best part is that they are almost always in style. Below are three fade haircut ideas to serve as inspiration for the modern man. The Long-on-Top Fade The long-on-top…
Movie awards aren’t really a show until we see glamorous up-dos on the red carpet, shining in the paparazzi flashlights. The latest Golden Globe Awards was a real hairstyle treat as numerous styles were seen. From sexy boy cuts and low knots, to glam chignons, the red carpet was a true…