What Is the Recovery Process?
After your treatment, there will be some redness and tenderness that will last for 2-3 weeks, while the fresh, wrinkle-free skin emerges. A bandage is applied immediately after the procedure to protect the vulnerable area.
After 24 hours, the area will need to be gently cleaned multiple times a day. A prescribed ointment can be applied in order to prevent scabbing. Some methods to reduce swelling are:
- Apply cold packs for 1-2 days after treatment.
- Elevate your head at night with an extra pillow.
- Take prescribed steroid medications.
The skin will begin to peel after one week. Oil-free makeup can be applied after 3-10 days, depending on how many layers of skin were removed during the resurfacing treatment. Since the new skin will be vulnerable, it will need to be protected by applying sunscreen and avoiding prolonged sun exposure. It is important to keep the skin moisturized for optimal results. The skin will continue to brighten as it heals over the following 8-12 months.
How Do I Know If I Am a Good Candidate?
The best candidates for a laser peel are in good health generally but may be tired of the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, blemishes, age spots, leathery skin, discoloration, or any other imperfections that make the skin look less vibrant and nourished. Candidates are often seeking a long-lasting solution that will restore the youthful glow to their beautiful faces. If you are looking for beautiful, natural results in Boulder, schedule your consultation for a laser peel today.