Can you believe August is already here and the end of summertime is around the corner? We can hardly believe it ourselves, and yet we’re ready to help you prepare your skin for the highest quality laser skin rejuvenation treatments! Laser skin treatments are the perfect solution to sun-damaged skin, making them ideal to schedule for the fall months, ahead of the holiday season.
Here are some expert tips on how to get the most out of your laser treatments by properly preparing your skin ahead of time!
This is sound advice for anyone, whether you’re getting a laser treatment or not! UV rays can penetrate and damage your skin even on cloudy days, when it’s raining, in the winter and through glass windows or doors. This is why we always recommend you apply SPF 30 or higher sunscreen every day — even if you’re not prone to sunburn.
That being said, having a tan, whether from the sun, a tanning bed or even tanning lotions, can increase your risk of side effects from a laser treatment. One of the best things you can do for your skin, every day and especially ahead of and after a laser treatment, is protect it from sun exposure.
Stop using retinoids and other exfoliators
This depends on the kind of laser being used for your treatment, but we may recommend you stop using retinoids, acids or other exfoliating ingredients on your skin for a few days leading up to your appointment. This is because exfoliators can often cause your skin to be more sensitive, which could make you more susceptible to skin irritation from the laser. It is also recommended that you avoid any deep-peel treatments for four weeks before your laser appointment, for the same reason.
Avoid blood thinners
To avoid potential bruising after treatment, we recommend that you avoid any blood thinning substances such as NSAIDs, fish oil, green tea and ginger, for at least one day ahead of your appointment. We also recommend you avoid drinking alcohol the night before your laser appointment, as alcohol can also increase your chances of bruising.
With these tips and the skill of our expertly trained staff, you can feel confident that you will love your laser skin rejuvenation results! After all, you deserve the best of everything, which is why it’s time to reach out to us today at (979) 704-6879 or request a consultation online to get started.