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What can I expect after LaseMD treatments?
Many patients will notice immediate results after their first LaseMD treatment. The skin is softer and smoother, and the skin tone is more even. This visible improvement will continue after each additional session. Many patients will schedule several sessions spaced weeks apart in order to achieve optimum results. Our practice may recommend regularly-scheduled sessions every few months to continually improve the skin and maintain the natural glow that is achieved with this service. Patients who have a specific goal, such as to greatly reduce the appearance of their freckles or to improve overall skin tone and texture, will be able to continue with treatments until their expectations have been met.
LaseMD Patient Post-Treatment Instructions
Patients may feel a mild burning sensation for one to two hours following the treatment. An ice pack applied to the treated area can provide relief. The ice pack must be enclosed in dry, sterile gauze to stop water from penetrating the tissue in the treated area.
Keep the treatment area moisturized. After a day, gently wash and pat the skin dry for two days. Do not scrub the treated area. Moisturize daily. Usually, any crust will separate naturally within five to seven days after the treatment.
Please do not use cosmetics which contain active ingredients such as Retinol or AHA after treatment without prior permission from the doctor.
Avoid exercising for the first week following the treatment, or until primary healing has completed. Increasing redness may develop with any activity that stimulates blood flow or increases body temperature.
Avoid using cosmetics containing alcohol for at least one week after treatment.
For at least 20 days after treatment, apply UV A/B sunblock daily with SPF of at least 30. Use a hat, an umbrella, or any other available protection against sunlight while spending time outdoors.
Please contact your doctor with any questions or concerns.