Having perfect skin requires a little bit of maintenance and upkeep on your end. If you suffer from fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots, hyperpigmentation, or if you just don’t like the texture of your skin, Dr. Bertolino may recommend some laser resurfacing. Typically, laser resurfacing works by targeting the top few layers of your skin which in turn encourages the growth of newer, healthier skin in its place. To help you maintain your results, we have a list of a few different things that you can do.
Get Treatments Redone
Even though some ablative laser treatments can give patients noticeable results after just one treatment, most no ablative laser treatments will need to be done a few times. Depending on the type of laser we are using, what we are treating, and how your skin responds to it, will help us give you a better idea of just how any treatments you will need. Typically, after one session, we will have a better idea.
Wear Sun Protection
Directly after your laser treatment, your skin is going to be more sensitive to sun exposure which means that you should try to stay out of direct sunlight. However, even after your skin has healed, we still encourage patients to avoid direct contact with the sun. If you are going to be spending a lot of time outside, make sure that you wear an SPF and a large brimmed hat; that way you are really getting the protection that you need.
Use Good Skin Care
In addition to getting regular peels, we also encourage patients to use good skin care products. For instance, even though you can’t use products that have retinol in them right before a peel or for a little after, you can use them in between. The combination of laser treatments and good anti-aging skin products will help give you the best results.