What to Avoid After a Laser Skin Treatment

Posted January 13, 2020 in Lasers


Wanting glowing, smooth skin is an aspiration of many, but it can be hard to achieve alone. Through years of built-up dead skin cells, dirt, and other impurities, the skin can look dull, aged, and damaged. That is why many turn to laser skin treatments to help refresh their skin. Laser skin treatments are often performed to improve an individual’s aesthetic appearance. Dr. David Gilpin offers various laser skin treatments to his patients from in and around Nashville, TN. He ensures that his patients get optimal results by giving them detailed instructions on how to care for their skin after the treatment.

Laser Skin Treatments

Dr. Gilpin offers many laser treatments such as the Sciton Laser, the Halo-Hybrid Fractional Laser, and BroadBand Light. This diverse laser set can be easily customized to address various concerns. The device directs short but precise beams of light at skin concerns such as blemishes, wrinkles or scars. These treatments help to rid the skin of these various

Who Should Get Laser Skin Treatments?

These procedures may be performed on anyone seeking to eliminate visible signs of again such as fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, or dull skin tone. Laser skin treatments are good options because they rebuild the skin from the cellular level rather than just softening the appearance of blemishes.

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What Can Lasers Treat?

Laser skin treatments can address a myriad of concerns such as:

  • Sun Damage
  • Wrinkles
  • Fine Lines
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Dull Skin
  • Acne Scars
  • Uneven Skin Tone

Actions To Avoid Following Laser Resurfacing

Potential Skin Irritants

After the procedure, the skin will be sensitive and might feel somewhat irritated. Avoid any irritants that could harm your skin. Do not use active ingredients like alpha hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acids, or retinol. Also, avoid direct sunlight or UV rays while your skin is healing.

Picking Or Rubbing Impacted Areas

As previously mentioned, the skin may be irritated and a bit more sensitive than usual for a couple of weeks following the procedure. However, do not rub or pick at irritated skin. Doing so could cause the development of skin infections, scarring, and unsatisfactory results.

Avoid Strenuous Activities

For the first couple of days following your laser treatment, avoid doing any strenuous activity that could cause sweating. This could irritate the skin and make inflammation worse.

It is important to remember how sensitive the skin is after treatments with lasers. Treat your skin well by keeping it hydrated, clean, and protected from harmful substances.

Schedule a Consultation

Get glowing, smooth skin with Dr. Gilpin’s help. Through consultation, our providers can help to recommend the best laser for you and create a personalized treatment plan combined with a good skincare routine. To get started, contact our office today to schedule a consultation!


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