Your Guide to Post-Treatment Skin Care
Your Guide to Post-Treatment Skin Care
Skincare is always essential. During the post-procedure healing process, it is especially important in order to protect your skin. Make sure to pair your treatments with the correct aftercare to maximize your results.
Although your skin’s natural response and healing system is very effective post-treatment, the immediate effects can cause your skin to rebel. Because of this, it is vital to do your research and discuss with your provider what exactly your skin needs. Everyone is different and consulting with your provider to answer your questions will help to confirm that you are using the correct products to meet your needs.
CoolSculpting + Avene Xeracalm A.D. Lipid Replenishing Cream
CoolSculpting is a noninvasive medical procedure that freezes your fat cells, essentially causing them to fold and disappear permanently. With little to no downtime, this is an amazing option for individuals wanting to target pockets of stubborn fat. Your body will naturally discard the fat cells for days after the procedure and, during that time, one may experience some itching sensations. Avene Xeracalm A.D. Lipid-Replenishing Cream can help to ease these symptoms during the recovery process -- making for a perfect pair with fat freezing treatments. According to Avene, this miracle cream “restores the skin's barrier function and comfort” and “soothes itching sensations caused by skin dryness.” So when you can literally feel your body doing its post-procedure work, lather on the Xeracalm Cream and let your body do the rest.
Microdermabrasion + Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask
One step further than a traditional facial is the microdermabrasion treatment. During a microdermabrasion treatment, a handheld device uses small crystals to exfoliate the top layer of your skin. It exfoliates your face to reveal fresh skin that is ready to receive all your products and procedures. Following this procedure, it is required that you treat your skin gently. For up to three days following the microdermabrasion, make sure to only use the most basic cleanser and lotion on your face. Removing the top layer of the skin is beneficial for regeneration but requires time for the skin to heal. Peter Thomas Roth's Cucumber Gel Mask is perfect to treat the post-procedure redness and irritation from a microdermabrasion AFTER the three day period has ended. With cucumber, chamomile, and Aloe Vera this mask is great for helping to calm and soothe the skin's appearance.
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Laser Resurfacing + Avene Cicalfate Restorative Skin Cream
Laser resurfacing truly is the new rave in noninvasive cosmetic procedures. This treatment can effectively remove pigment, redness, and acne scars. It works by aiming the laser at the imperfection in the skin and zapping it away speeding up the healing process and boosting collagen production. After, your skin is very sensitive and you may experience redness or scabbing. The recovery time can take up to 3 weeks as your skin rejuvenates. During that time it is important to not apply any harsh or exfoliating products to your face as it will harm the process of proper healing. When the skin is raw the most important thing is hydration, hydration, hydration! We recommend Avene Cicalfate Restorative Skin Cream. “A technologically advanced restorative skin cream clinically proven to accelerate the recovery process by 2X1 and maintain an optimal healing environment.” You want to protect your skin from pollutants while also keeping it hydrated, and this product does just that.
Juvéderm Voluma XC + Revision Skincare D.E.J. Eye Cream
Juvéderm Voluma XC adds volume to cheeks to give you that fresh “I woke up like this look.” It is an injectable gel made of modified hyaluronic acid that retains moisture in the skin. The filler is used to increase facial volume that is lost due to aging. After just 3 months, results are guaranteed, but during the healing process you may become bruised or swollen, thus it is important to take measures into your own hands for the most optimal results. Revision Skincare's D.E.J. Eye Cream is the perfect eye-care ritual to add to your routine. This cream will complement the results from the cheek filler by decreasing dark circles and fine lines in the eye area -- creating overall facial rejuvenation -- through the formulas prebiotic innovation.
Procedures can be extremely rewarding and pairing them with the correct products can make the recovery process more comfortable. Consult with your licensed provider if these products are right for you and score 20% on our product site launching soon when you log in with your CosmeticPerks membership account.
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