How To Look After Your Skin After Having Laser Treatment

Posted on 04 Jan, 2024

When it comes to laser treatment, proper aftercare is essential. For optimal healing and to reduce the risk of complications, there are several things you should be aware of after your laser treatment. Whether you’ve had laser hair removal, fractional laser treatment, or any other kind of laser treatments, it’s essential that you take proper care of your skin afterwards, to ensure optimal healing. 

Follow instructions 

Immediately after your treatment it’s important that you avoid direct sunlight and religiously follow the instructions set out for you by your laser treatment provider. Here at The Laser Treatment Clinic, we will always provide you with careful instructions on how to take care of your skin post treatment. It’s important that you follow this advice to ensure your skin heals as best as it can.

It’s also important to note that different kinds of laser treatments may require different care, so always adhere to the instructions given to you.

Apply ice packs

Using ice packs when recommended by your provider is a great way to minimise swelling and provide physical comfort from your treatment. When using ice packs, be sure to wrap them in a thin cloth to avoid direct contact with your skin.

Adapt your skincare routine

After laser treatment of any kind you should follow a gentle skincare routine that isn’t harsh on your skin. You should ensure that you keep the treatment area clean and use a mild, fragrance-free cleanser when cleansing the treatment area. Avoid any cleansers that may irritate your skin. You should also ensure that you gently pat your skin dry with a clean towel, as rubbing or scrubbing the treatment area can cause irritation.

Moisturising is an essential part of your post treatment skincare routine. In order to keep your skin hydrated and moist, you should opt for moisturiser that is designed for post-laser care.

Avoid direct sunlight

As mentioned earlier, you should avoid sun exposure after having laser treatment. When going outside you should wear clothing that covers your treatment area. If you received laser treatment on your face then you should opt for a wide brimmed hat and wear SPF 50 to protect your skin from UV rays.

Avoid makeup

Avoid wearing skin foundation makeup to the treatment area until you are advised that it’s safe to do so.

When you resume wearing skin foundation makeup, ensure that your make-up brushes and sponges are clean to avoid any infections. 

If you’re interested in laser treatment to address any skin concerns you may have, do not hesitate to contact our team of skin care professionals today.