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Taking Care of Your Skin After a Laser Procedure

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Lasers improve uneven skin tone, mend damaged skin, treat signs of aging such as wrinkles and creases, and make the skin look refreshed and rejuvenated. Lasers can eliminate acne, red spots, visible blood vessels, and similar issues. They can also treat sun damage, including freckles, make skin smoother, and address skin laxity. And to make them more attractive, lasers are noninvasive, can be used on all skin types and tones, and require little to no downtime, but still produce remarkable and long-lasting results.

At Farrell Plastic Surgery and Laser Center, we are pleased to offer the safest and most advanced aesthetic laser procedures available today.

While laser treatments require very little downtime, you can help to improve outcomes and enhance the short recovery period by taking proper care of your skin post-treatment. Below are some suggestions for taking care of your skin after your laser procedure. When you come to our office for treatment, we will also provide you with individualized directions based on factors specific to you and your treatment.

Post Laser Treatment Skin Care

After a cosmetic laser treatment, your skin may feel a bit swollen, sensitive, and irritated. These issues will self-correct within a few days. You can help by applying cold packs and keeping your skin moisturized. Sleeping with your head elevated for a day or two after treatment may also be helpful, though this depends on where you have received treatment.

In addition, you may need to:

  • Use a Gentle Cleanser (Avoid Exfoliants and Harsh Chemicals)
  • Avoid Direct Sunlight as Much as Possible
  • Use an SPF 30+ Sunscreen When Going Outside
  • Keep Skin Clean and Moisturized
  • Stay Hydrated

Laser skin resurfacing causes peeling, much like a sunburn. During this phase, you may have to avoid wearing makeup as well.

We offer a range of laser treatments to address a comprehensive array of issues. Each treatment comes with different aftercare instructions, but most allow for a comfortable return to normal activities within 24 to 48 hours. During your initial consultation, we can discuss recovery and how you can enhance yours to help ensure you have the best possible experience.

Would you like to learn more about our laser treatments? Call Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center at 717-732-9000 to schedule your initial consultation today. Located in Mechanicsburg, we welcome patients from all nearby areas of Pennsylvania.

“Never have I met more courteous and friendly doctors and staff anywhere! They are just the sweetest people! Great doctors and great staff who make you feel at home.”

Linda, 54, Philadelphia

“I feel taller because I can stand straight. This procedure was truly life changing—I feel so much better about myself. Dr. Farrell’s team is incredibly helpful, professional and welcoming. I love my results!”

Breast Reduction Patient

“I look 5 years younger, she injected lip lines and my mouth area is smooth. Lipstick goes on so much better.”

Filler (Juvéderm) Patient
Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, P.C.