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How to Look After Your Skin Post-Pico Laser Resurfacing: The Proper Post-Treatment Protocol


If you've undergone Pico Laser Resurfacing treatment, congratulations! This is a non-invasive treatment that requires little to no downtime, meaning you can continue on with your day with minimal disruption.

However, it's important to properly look after your skin post-treatment in order to achieve the best possible results and prevent your skin from becoming irritated or damaged.

In this blog post, we'll discuss the proper post-treatment protocol for Pico Laser Resurfacing treatments.

First and foremost, it's important to avoid direct sunlight for at least two weeks after your Pico Laser Resurfacing treatment.

This means staying indoors as much as possible and wearing protective clothing, such as a wide-brimmed hat, when you do have to go outside.

You should also apply sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher to any exposed skin that was treated during this time. SPF is your best friend especially for the next two to three weeks post treatment.

It's also important to keep your skin hydrated after Pico Laser Resurfacing treatment.

Drink plenty of water and apply a hydrating moisturiser to your skin at least twice a day.

You may also want to avoid hot showers or baths, as well as saunas and steam rooms, as these can dry out your skin.

Try to avoid rubbing or scratching your skin. After a treatment, some patients may experience slight redness or skin tenderness and sensitivity.

In this case, it is best to avoid excessively touching, rubbing or scratching your skin as this can lead to further inflammation or irritation.

After a treatment it is always best to allow your skin to repair itself naturally, and in turn encourage more effective skin rejuvenation results.

We know it's hard and not always possible, but try to avoid wearing any make up as your skin is at its most sensitive just after a skin treatment, applying any make-up products such as a foundation or face powder may only work to further aggravate your skin.

Certain foundations may contain ingredients, additives, fragrances or oils that can congest your skin and block your pores, leading to irritation and preventing your skin from attaining the best outcome from your treatment.

It is best to wait a few days for your skin to heal before applying any make-up.

Lastly, avoid the use of topical skincare products that are abrasive or contain ingredients that can be harsh on the skin such as exfoliators, retinol products or those high in parfums.

It is important to ensure that you are regularly cleansing your skin with warm water, a gentle cleanser and a light oil-free moisturiser.

Following these simple post treatment protocols will help to reduce the chances of any irritation, inflammation or skin sensitivity and allow you to enjoy your Pico Laser Resurfacing treatment results to the fullest.

You are well on your way to healthy, clear skin you can be confident in. If you have any concerns or queries regarding post Pico Laser Resurfacing care, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Cronulla Skin Sanctuary x

P.S. If you haven't had a Pico Laser Treatment or are wanting to book in another treatment take advantage of our current promotion.

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Click here to read our blog on the benefits of Pico Laser Resurfacing. 


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