Your guide to Clear + Brilliant and IPL photofacial post-treatment care
Laser facials like Clear + Brilliant and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) photofacials have become popular non-invasive cosmetic treatments to improve skin tone, texture, and appearance. After receiving these treatments, proper care is essential to ensure the best possible results and maintain healthy, glowing skin. Let’s take a closer look at how to take care of your skin after receiving these skin rejuvenation treatments to maintain that coveted post-laser glow.
Post-treatment care for Clear + Brilliant
Clear + Brilliant is a gentle fractional laser treatment designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines, pores, and uneven skin tone. Folks especially love this treatment because it gives them an unmistakable glow (and who wouldn’t want that?). To get the most out of your treatments, here are some essential steps to follow:
- Keep your skin clean and moisturized: Gently cleanse your face with a mild soap or cleanser and use a high-quality, fragrance-free moisturizer. Avoid using exfoliants or other harsh products on your skin for at least three days after treatment.
- Use sun protection: It is crucial to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays after any laser treatment. Apply a broad spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 and wear a wide-brimmed hat when outdoors.
- Stay hydrated: Drinking plenty of water helps promote healthy skin and faster healing.
- Avoid hot water and heat exposure: For the first 24 hours after treatment, refrain from using hot water on your face, and avoid saunas, steam rooms, and direct sun exposure.
- Follow your provider’s instructions: Your provider will provide you with personalized post-treatment care instructions. Follow them closely to achieve optimal results.
Post-treatment care for IPL photofacials
Remember all the times you forgot to apply SPF before heading to the beach? Well, IPL photofacials can help! This treatment uses intense pulsed light to treat a range of skin concerns, including age spots, sun damage, and redness, resulting in a more even, radiant complexion. To maintain the best results and support healing, follow these guidelines afterward:
- Be gentle with your skin: Use a gentle cleanser and avoid scrubbing or rubbing your skin. Apply a high-quality, fragrance-free moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated.
- Avoid heat exposure: As with Clear + Brilliant, stay away from hot water, saunas, and steam rooms for the first 24 hours. Also, avoid intense workouts that cause excessive sweating.
- Use sun protection: Wear a broad spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 and limit sun exposure to protect your skin from UV damage.
- Manage discomfort: You may experience some redness and swelling after an IPL photofacial. To reduce discomfort, apply a cold compress or take over-the-counter pain relievers as needed.
- Be patient with results: Although you may see some improvement immediately after treatment, it may take several weeks for the full benefits to become apparent.
Remember that the best results depend on you
Getting the most out of your skin rejuvenation treatments all depends on you, so follow those post-care instructions to a T! Proper care after Clear + Brilliant and IPL photofacial treatments is essential to maximize results and maintain healthy skin. By adhering to these guidelines, you can ensure your skin stays radiant and beautiful (and that’s ultimately your goal, right?). LaserAway, the nation’s leading aesthetic dermatological provider, offers both IPL photofacials and Clear + Brilliant treatments. All treatments are performed by registered nurses, nurse practitioners, or physician associates, so you can trust that you are in good hands.