Treatment Aftercare

After Care Instructions for Co2 Laser Skin Resurfacing

Redness:
It is normal for the treated area to feel like a sunburn for several hours, use a cold compress as needed. You should also expect to experience redness and / or purpura (epidermal bleeding) from five to seven days in the treated area.

Bathing:
When bathing, avoid very hot water on the treatment site. Avoid strenuous exercise and massage for 3-5 days post laser skin treatment.

Face Washing:
Wait at least 12 hours (next morning) to wash your face. Cleanse your face with the cleanser provided by your Laser Specialist or use a mild cleanser such as Elta Foaming Wash. Use the cleanser for the duration of the healing process. DO NOT use any scrubs or any irritants such as Retin-A, Benzoyl Peroxide or any such astringents for 2 weeks. Skin always should be patted dry and NOT rubbed.

Moisturizing:
Avoid use of any moisturizing products (lotions, serums, liquid sunscreens, aloe, etc.) for at least 5 days. Using these products will prevent your skin from peeling and may hinder the full benefits of the laser skin rejuvenation procedure.

Application of Aquaphor moisturizer:
Apply the 4th day post-treatment a couple of hours before bedtime. Leave on while sleeping and steam in the shower the following morning. With a warm wash cloth use large circular motions to remove Aquaphor. Remember – DO NOT SCRUB.  This procedure can be repeated the next evening if all the dots don’t come off.

Makeup:
Makeup should not be used for at least 5 days post treatment. Most makeups are moisturizing, which can sometimes prevent the peeling process. If makeup is absolutely needed, we recommend using new makeup to reduce the possibility of infection.

Sun Exposure:
Avoid prolonged direct sun exposure and tanning beds for at least 1-2 months post treatment in order to reduce the chance of dark or light spots. A powered mineral makeup can be worn during the healing process as a sunscreen, but make sure the makeup is new and the brush is clean. Liquid sunscreens are not recommended.

Sunscreen:
Use sunscreen of SPF 25 or higher after the 5th day of your skin rejuvenation treatment. We recommend a powdered sunscreen by ColoreScience.

Other procedures:
Avoid tweezing, waxing, bleaching or chemical peels during the course of the healing process.

Co2 Laser Aftercare WITHOUT Neo Genesis stems cell kit

Day 1: If swollen use clean ice pack. Keep out of the sun for two weeks and no makeup or any ointment/cream for one week. Sleep elevated

Day 2: If swollen use clean ice pack. Keep out of the sun for two weeks and no makeup or any ointment/cream for one week. Sleep elevated

Day 3: If swollen use clean ice pack. Keep out of the sun for two weeks and no makeup or any ointment/cream for one week. Sleep elevated

Day 4: Keep out of the sun for two weeks and no makeup or any ointment/cream for one week. One hour before bed apply light Aquaphor to the treated area.

Day 5: Keep out of the sun for two weeks and no makeup or any ointment/cream for one week. Wash Aquaphor off in the morning without scrubbing and apply baby oil whenever you feel dry or itching.

Co2 Laser Aftercare WITH Neo Genesis stems cell kit

Day 1: Mist for comfort whenever you like. Keep out of the sun for two weeks and no makeup or any ointment/cream for one week. Sleep elevated

Day 2: Mist whenever, Wash with cleanser in the morning and night. Apply more stem cell after washing. Keep out of the sun for two weeks and no makeup for one week. Sleep elevated

Day 3: Mist whenever, Wash with cleanser in the morning and night. Apply mister after washing. Keep out of the sun for two weeks and no makeup for one week.

Day 4: Mist whenever, Wash with cleanser in the morning and night. Keep out of the sun for two weeks and no makeup for one week. One hour before bed apply light Aquaphor to the treated area.

Day 5: Mist whenever, Wash Aquaphor off with cleanser in the morning. Do not scrub. Keep out of the sun for two weeks and no makeup for one week.