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Dos and Don’ts for NanoLaser Peel Aftercare

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Posted February 18, 2019 in Face

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Imagine being able to achieve smooth, luminous skin, smaller pores, and a refreshed, healthy glow—all from one fast, noninvasive treatment. It may sound too good to be true, but we’re here to tell you that it’s not. It’s a NanoLaser Peel treatment, and we perform it every day at our med spa in Northern Virginia.
NanoLaser Peel is a fast, effective laser treatment that improves skin texture, decreases discoloration, and removes the upper layer of skin to accelerate your skin’s own renewal process and improve the appearance over time. There are many benefits to choosing NanoLaser Peel to refresh your complexion and improve your skin’s tone and texture.
However, understanding how to properly manage your NanoLaser Peel aftercare is key to ensuring an effective treatment, a successful recovery process, and results that you’re sure to love. Below, we’ll share the most important dos and don’ts for managing your NanoLaser Peel aftercare.

NanoLaser Peel Aftercare: The Dos

Your NanoLaser Peel results will only be as good as your aftercare efforts. By taking the proper precautions and letting your skin recover the right way, you’re much more likely to achieve life-changing results without complications.
For the first 1-2 days after treatment, you should gently cleanse the area 2-3 times a day. After this, apply SkinCeuticals Hydra Balm (or something similar) to keep skin hydrated and healthy during the healing process. On day 2, we recommend you begin using SkinCeuticals Epidermal Repair Cream or a similar product. This will help keep the skin hydrated while it begins to peel slightly—a completely normal part of the NanoLaser Peel aftercare and recovery process.
Once your skin is finished healing, you should regularly apply a zinc-based sunscreen to maintain your youthful appearance. You might consider getting NanoLaser Peel as part of a complete skin care regimen, along with a BBL/IPL treatment in order to enhance your results.

NanoLaser Peel Aftercare: The Don’ts

Although there are a ton of benefits to getting this treatment, it’s extremely important that you take care to follow your NanoLaser Peel aftercare instructions. By not following critical steps in the aftercare process, such as keeping the area clean and hydrated, you can increase the risk of the following negative side effects.

  • Infection: If you have a history of getting cold sores or have the herpes virus, you should let your provider know right away so you can be pretreated with antiviral medication. By taking antivirals in advance, you can ensure that your treatment won’t trigger a flare-up of the infection.
  • Changes in skin color: If you have a darker complexion, laser resurfacing may cause darkening of the skin in certain spots, a condition called hyperpigmentation.
  • Redness and swelling: Though you may experience some redness and swelling, in most cases this doesn’t last longer than 1-2 days following your treatment.

NanoLaser Peel is not recommended for all patients, and there are certain factors that can increase the chance of more serious side effects. You should avoid this treatment if you:

  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Have metal implants in the skin
  • Have an active skin infection or open wound
  • Have a history of keloid formation or abnormal scarring
  • Have taken Accutane within the past year

An experienced, well-trained provider will thoroughly explain NanoLaser Peel aftercare to ensure you’re a good candidate for treatment and you’re well-prepared for recovery. By following your aftercare instructions and the dos and don’ts we shared above, you can ensure (literally) glowing results you’ll love.
Curious about NanoLaser Peel treatments? Contact us at NOVA Plastic Surgery to learn more about NanoLaser Peel and the other treatments that we offer at our med spa in Northern Virginia.

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