Caring For Your Skin Post Procedure
This time of year, many of us are undergoing aesthetic treatments to improve the appearance of our skin. These clinical procedures can have amazing results, but assisting the healing process can help you to achieve the very best results. Of course, different procedures can have different effects on the skin, but as a general rule of thumb it is best to be gentle and keep it protected, Here, we give you some top tips on looking after your skin post procedure.
Popular treatments such as microdermabrasion and chemical peels can sometimes leave skin sensitive, red and flaky. Many cleansers contain emulsifiers which strip the skin of its natural oils to leave that squeaky clean feeling we expect. However, that clean feeling comes at a cost; it means that the natural oils that make up the protective barrier have been stripped away, not ideal if your skin has been left vulnerable following a procedure. The DMS Cleansing Milk from Dermaviduals is one of the few emulsifier free cleansers, so will offer a thorough cleanse without compromising the skin.
Following a procedure, the way the skin heals itself is crucial to the effectiveness of the results. The Mesoestetic Post Procedure Fast Skin Repair is a lightweight moisturiser that helps to restore the skin's superficial layer by soothing and calming irritation and inflammation. The high potency blend of antioxidants offer protection against environmental damage as well as helping to accelerate the healing process.
With most clinical skin treatments, you are often advised to avoid sun exposure and keep the area protected. Many treatments increase the skin's sensitivity to UV rays, leaving it vulnerable to the damage they cause. Sun damage is a huge factor in the way we age, so leaving your skin exposed can undo all the fantastic results your treatment has achieved. A gentle formula with a high factor, such as the Heliocare Ultra SPF 90 Gel is the perfect sunscreen to ensure you are fully protected from sun damage.After undergoing any treatment, your clinician should advise you of any special precautions you should take, but these are just some handy hints to give you an idea.
If you would like any further information on preparing or caring for your skin around the time of a procedure, please call one of our skin experts on 0113 282 7744.
Written for you by: Ellie, Face the Future