After the seemingly unending series of consultations with your dermatologist, you have finally successfully undergone the laser skin tightening procedure. Now you can’t wait to see how your skin looks in a few weeks. In fact, you can see some nice results already!
But what should you do after the procedure? Well, if this is your concern, you are in the right track because many people barely spare a thought on how to care for their skin after such a procedure. The truth is that if you want to enjoy long-lasting results, you must adopt some new positive habits. Without further ado, here are some quick tips to help you get the most out of your skin tightening procedure;
- Stay Away From The Sun
Whether it’s a day after the procedure or some months after, you should protect your skin from the sun. After undergoing laser skin tightening, your skin sensitivity shoots high up. When sensitive skin is exposed to the sun’s harmful UV rays, you may be forced to endure significant discomfort, develop dark spots, and place yourself at risk of having extensive sun damage. If you have to go out, put on a hat to provide shade, apply some sunscreen, and stay under a shade in order to protect your skin from the rays of the sun.
- Hold Off On Strong Face Cleansers
Owing to increased sensitivity, you are only required to gently clean your face. Use a clean wash cloth, dip it on some warm saline water or diluted vinegar solution, squeeze and wipe your face. Do not use too much pressure. For some weeks, it is advisable to lay off your normal soap or other harsh facial cleansers. This helps give enough time for the skin to heal while simultaneously limiting the chances of incurring skin irritation.
- Moisturize Your Skin
After undergoing laser skin tightening, it is important to always keep your skin moisturized. In many cases, your doctor will recommend or give you special moisturizing cream to use as you heal. Another equally effective moisturizer you can use is petroleum jelly. Petroleum Jelly is not only great at hydrating your skin but it also does a good job of keeping germs and impurities away. Additionally, it provides a protective layer on top of your skin.
- Keep Off Makeup And Strong Cosmetic Products For A While
Due to redness or flaking, you may be tempted to cover up using heavy makeup. This will do your skin more bad than good. Additionally, it is easy to want to quickly get back to your normal skincare routine right after your procedure. The only problem is that the skin care products you use may be too strong and may even end up causing damage. Facial products with harsh ingredients may prove detrimental to your skins’ wellbeing, aggravate side effects, and further hinder proper healing. It is advisable to wait for a few weeks until most healing has occurred before using makeup or other strong facial products.
There’s a lot that goes into caring for your skin after undergoing laser skin tightening procedure. Maintaining your skin correctly is what ultimately determines the kind of results you are able to achieve. If you are unsure of anything, refrain from guessing around but instead ask your doctor for advice.