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Helping Your Skin Recover After a Noninvasive Laser Treatment


Skin treatments that harness the power of laser and intense pulsed light are a rapidly advancing field of cosmetic medicine. They are a popular alternative to procedures that involve injections or incisions, purely because they can achieve desirable results while remaining entirely non-invasive, and patients may often resume regular daily activities immediately after the procedure. With the ability to address a host of aesthetic concerns, from uneven pigmentation and wrinkles to acne and unwanted hair, treatment sessions like skin resurfacing can be as short as 15 minutes and as long as a couple of hours (depending on the procedure and area treated).

However, it is important to note that the results of laser and pulsed light treatments generally do not appear immediately. All essentially rely on the body’s natural repair systems, as it is only during and after the healing process that the expected results appear. For this reason, we will always provide you with a list of post-care instructions that must be followed to facilitate recovery.

Typical post-care instructions advise you on what to do and what not to do. For example, because treated skin will be extremely sensitive to light, sunblock with a minimum SPF of 30 is critical regardless of the time of year. You should also avoid scratching or picking the skin as this can seriously hinder recovery efforts. Instructions are designed with your best interests in mind, and are developed with the assistance of the manufacturer of the technology used and medical expertise of cooperating physicians. It is vital that all patients follow post-care instructions, no matter how fast and painless the procedure is.

Your medical aesthetician will probably also suggest products that are safe to use for at-home skincare routines, since products sold on the shelf at a drugstore may include ingredients that can compromise the integrity of treated skin (e.g. alcohol). These recommended products are specially formulated for use after aesthetic laser treatments, featuring high concentrations of antioxidants, vitamins and most importantly, moisturizing properties to re-hydrate and expedite healing (skin repairs itself better when it’s kept moist). Only available at medical clinics, product lines like Vivier and SkinTX cater to compromised skin and complement results.

This helps, too

Aside from these typical post-care instructions, we also recommend you drink 8 glasses of water a day and eat a balanced diet. Doing so accelerates the healing process by supplying the body with fluids and nutrients that allow it to properly commit itself to recovery, allowing optimal results to appear sooner. And even though the focus is on post-care, what you do pre-treatment also helps. Take necessary steps before your actual procedure to adequately prepare your body by avoiding retinols, glycolic acids and sun exposure. This should be done a minimum of one week beforehand. As a matter of fact, most clinics will not perform laser treatments on sun damaged skin, so if you’re a sunworshipper, take note.

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The Covid-19 pandemic is putting extraordinary pressure on everyone. As the Largest Provider of Medical Aesthetic Medicine in Canada, we have implemented the most effective health and safety protocols, in accordance with public health guidelines, to protect both you and our team. In order to align with the goals of fewer patients in the clinic, Skin Vitality is offering complimentary virtual consultations in the privacy of your own home with a Member of our Medical Team 8am until 10pm Monday to Friday as well as Saturdays & Sundays from 8am to 6pm. Your safety is our number one concern. Always.