Pixel laser treatments effectively treat aged or damaged skin. However, to get the full benefits of a Pixel treatment, proper aftercare is crucial. Before your treatment, ask your skincare specialist for instructions about how best to care for post-Pixel skin and what to expect in the coming days.
Skin is typically red and swollen up to 24 hours after Pixel laser treatment. Cold compresses can help alleviate swelling and soothe the skin, according to the independent aesthetic website ConsultingRoom.com.
Depending on the aggressiveness of treatment, skin can remain red and tender for several days following a Pixel laser session. Patients should apply a gentle non-irritating moisturizer as needed to encourage healing.
Some skincare professionals offer special creams or serums designed to encourage post-laser skin healing. Patients should inquire about post-laser creams before treatment.
After skin has completely healed, patients are encouraged to maintain results with a prescription-strength Vitamin C serum, according to the Dermotique Skin and Laser Clinic.
According to the Dermotique Skin and Laser Clinic, patients must diligently apply sunblock with an SPF of at least 20 to maintain results.
Skin can be sensitive following Pixel laser treatment. Patients should avoid harsh cleaners and products and refrain from picking or scrubbing at dry skin patches, which can lead to scarring.
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