Professional skin care treatments such as chemical peels, micro-needling, Fraxel® DUAL, Pulsed Lights and Laser are designed to work on a deeper level than your daily skin care routine. Whether you’re going for a mild treatment such as a deep cleansing facial, or a more intense treatment such as laser or a skin peel, you need to be vigilant about your maintenance, especially during the summer months! No matter your choice of treatment, here are a few simple post-treatment tips to adhere to, so you get the most out of your treatments:
1. Only use products suited to your skin and recommended by your professional skin care therapist or doctor. For instance, you don't want to exfoliate for at least 2 – 3 weeks after a skin peel.
2. Use products that repair your skin’s barrier (its natural protective layer) and equip the skin to fight off bacterial invasions, assist in faster recovery from treatments and restore the skin’s natural pH of 5.5. We recommend Lamelle’s Barrier Repair and Serra Restore Cream. This type of post-care is especially important after treatments such as laser, micro-needling and chemical skin peels.
3. Apply products that hydrate, protect and restore the moisture balance of the skin and include anti-oxidants while avoiding overly active products for a week or two. We recommend Lamelle Nourish Revitalise Cream.
5. Overstimulating the skin by peeling, picking, scratching, scrubbing or using exfoliants when you shouldn’t, will only cause added discomfort and inflammation, making the skin more prone to pigmentation, poor healing and even scarring. Don't do it!
Always ensure that you protect the investment you have made in your skin by taking the time to care for it once you leave the clinic.