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You have made the decision to invest in your skin and restore your skin to a fresh, glowing, healthy radiant state. Your treatment with Dr. Martin today is only the first step on this journey and we are here to help you navigate the next steps which you will be taking on your own!

Post-operative Instructions
and Care

You may experience a burning sensation for 1-2 hours immediately after your treatment. Cooling with an ice pack can provide relief to the treated area. Make sure to enclose the ice pack in sterile and dry gauze to prevent water from penetrating the tissue in the treated area.

Keep the treatment area moisturized.  (Scroll down to the next section to read more about what we suggest for home care skin products!)  On the second day, gently wash and pat the skin gently dry for the next two days.  Do not scrub or exfoliate the treated area.  Moisturize daily.  The sandpapery crust and texture of your skin will separate naturally within 5-7 days after the treatment.

  • Please do not use cosmetics which contain active ingredients such as Retinol, vitamin C, or AHA after treatment for one week without prior permission from the doctor.
  • Avoid exercising for the first day post-treatment or until initial healing has occurred. Increased redness may result from any activity that increases blood flow or body temperature (e.g. alcohol consumption, exercise, and sauna).
  • Avoid using cosmetics containing alcohol for at least 1 week after treatment.
  • For at least 20 days after treatment, apply UV A/B sunblock daily with SPF of at least 30. Use an umbrella, hat or any other available protection against sunlight while spending time outdoors.
  • As always, please contact us with any questions or concerns.

 

What Should I Be Putting on My Skin and When?

We know there are a million skin care products for you to choose from.  Since you have invested in the top skin treatment on the market, we want to ensure that your home products match this level of quality.  Therefore, we can only endorse the products we have already vetted and offer in our office.  These are products that do not contain preservatives or artificial ingredients and are approved by the manufacturer of the laser.

Procedure Enhancement Kit

You have invested in us, and we have invested in you!  If you purchased a multi-session package of LaseMD or RF micro needling treatments, you have received an Alastin Procedure Enhancement Kit.  This has everything you need to get you through the next 10 days!  This kit may also be purchased separately from our office and through our website (which we highly recommend!).

Immediately After Procedure

(we did this in the office for you!)

  • Apply Regenerating Skin Nectar with TriHex Technology®
  • Apply SilkSHIELD All-Mineral SPF 30 with TriHex Technology® (if your treatment included RF microneedling, please abstain from SPF for 24 hours post treatment)

Evening of Procedure

  • Cleanse with Ultra Calm Cleansing Cream
  • Apply Regenerating Skin Nectar with TriHex Technology®
  • Apply the Ultra Light Moisturizer

Daily Product Usage

for Days 2-10 post-procedure

Morning / Evening:

  • Cleanse with Ultra Calm Cleansing Cream
  • Apply Regenerating Skin Nectar with TriHex Technology®
  • Apply Ultra Light Moisturizer with TriHex Technology®

Morning Only:

  • Apply SilkSHIELD All-Mineral SPF 30 with TriHex Technology®

Continue this routine until the sandpaper feeling is completely gone and your skin has returned to its new shiny, glowing normal

10 days after your treatment and beyond

We offer several options of daily skin care in our office. When your skin looks great, you have a greater overall sense of wellness and we are here to deliver this to you! Please ask our staff what we recommend to supplement your daily skin routine.

What about hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a gooey, slippery substance that your body produces naturally. Long-term use of hyaluronic acid serum on your skin can improve overall skin health and is great for helping improve overall skin flexibility and elasticity (meaning it makes your skin more stretchy and soft).

Everyone can benefit from HA immerse!  A simple and affordable skin regimen for all of our patients is daily HA Immerse and one of our SPF sunscreens.  Sensitive skin patients and acne prone patients should always stick to HA Immerse, Skin Nectar and SPF sunscreen as these products won’t irritate the skin. 

Note: HA Immerse is not indicated in the first two weeks post procedure!