Fraxel Aftercare

Fraxel Aftercare

 

TREATMENT REGIMEN & HOME CARE

 

 

Before TREATMENT:

  • Avoid any prolonged sun or tanning exposure (This also includes Airbrush tanning or stains) 2 weeks before treatment.
  • On the day of treatment keep your face or treatment area clean & do not apply make-up or products.

WHAT CAN BE EXPECTED? 

  • Your skin may feel warm or sunburned for a couple of hours after treatment.
  • Your skin may start to feel rough like sand grit. You may even see a darkening or bronzing of the skin.  That is a typical response and will exfoliate off over next few days.  DO NOT do anything to help the process—avoid any scrubs or rough towels. 
  • Swelling can occur & be more prominent around the eyes, especially in the morning. 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • CLEAN: Use a soothing cleanser with no abrasives & tepid water. Make sure your hands are clean & pat dry with a towel. Do not rub skin!! 
  • HEAL:  Apply a cold compress for comfort. In some cases, an RX may be recommended & given if there is a history of cold sores. Please let the provider know if this is needed.  
  • HYDRATE: Your skin will become drier than normal. Use post-laser creams such as Green Tea Hydration Lotion, or Gentle Recovery Complex as required for comfort.
  • PROTECT: Apply sun protection immediately after the procedure and continue to use daily.  Allure offers chemical free SPF, protection without irritation.  

   AVOID:

  • Sunlight. Avoid sunlight for a minimum of 48 hours.
  • Until the skin has healed, avoid swimming or other exposure to chemicals.
  • Allow your skin to dry.  (Please remember to be diligent about using post laser creams recommended to you by providers).
  • Exercise or other strenuous activity for 24 hours. Sweating & gym environment can be harmful due to bacteria & may cause an adverse reaction. It also encourages the swelling process.

TIPS & TRICKS:

  • Sleep with extra pillows. Elevation can alleviate swelling.  
  • Put your Post Laser Lotion in a refrigerator, so it’s comforting upon applications.

Apply Post Laser Lotion liberally to keep skin from becoming dry and tight. The cream will prevent your skin from becoming itchy and painful.

A Gel Mask is available for purchase at an additional cost. (It has a built-in recovery complex!)

Your Aesthetician can provide product education for your best result.