Preparing For Laser Acne Scar Removal
If you’ve experienced bad acne you may be left with unwanted scarring and lower self-confidence. Thrive Skin + Wellness is here to help, our laser acne scar removal treatment can help you reduce your scarring and lesions, leaving you with smooth and radiant skin. We have different treatments that can be catered to your skin and scarring type. We have put together a list of tips to help you prepare for your treatment!
Avoid Sun Exposure
When preparing for your treatment you’ll want to ensure that nothing interferes with your results. Limiting sun exposure leading up to your treatment is extremely important. Overexposure to the sun can cause permanent damage to your skin. This can also affect the results of your laser acne treatment and cause irregular pigmentation issues. To be safe, you should limit sun exposure two months leading up to the treatment. Wearing sunblock is also a good preventative measure if you’re treatment is scheduled during the summer months.
Monitor Skin Care Products
Leading up to your treatment you shouldn’t use any skincare products containing retinol or glycolic acid two to four weeks before your procedure. These kinds of medications can alter results as well as your healing process. You should also monitor any aspirin, medications or supplements that can thin your blood and alter your healing process.
The Day of Your Procedure
The day of your procedure you should come to the clinic with a clean face. Do not apply even sunscreen, let alone makeup and other creams and lotions. The numbing cream also takes about 45 minutes to take effect so you’ll want to arrive early! Recovery times vary, but it may take 3 to 10 days for your skin to heal. During this time you’ll want to avoid any direct sunlight for four to six weeks, as well as apply moisturizer daily. You can also apply a cold pack or moist cloth to the area to reduce swelling.
Don’t live in fear of your acne scars, with improved technology we can help eliminate your insecurities! Contact Thrive Skin + Wellness to schedule a consultation for laser acne scar removal today!