The Importance of Aftercare for Facial Laser Therapy

facial laser treatment

At Laseraid we sell laser machines that can be used for a number of different treatments. In particular the Candela Gentlelase machines are very versatile and are capable of treating hair removal as well as pigmented and vascular lesions and wrinkles.

Our machines are commonly used for skin treatments such as hair removal, to lessen the appearance of wrinkles, blemishes or scars and to remove freckles and sunspots.

When receiving laser therapy for these kinds of treatments, it is important to ensure that the client is aware of the potential side effects and also the importance of aftercare. By following the correct procedure clients will be sure to receive and maintain the best possible results.

Aftercare for the treatment of blemishes, sunspots and pigmented spots

For the first 24 to 48 hours, cold comprises or cold packs may be applied to the treatment area to help reduce swelling and ease discomfort. The following day the skin must be cleaned gently 4 to 5 times a day, followed by the application of ointment in order to keep the skin moisturised. This process will prevent scabs from forming. Depending on the type of treatment, the area should heal in approximately 10 – 21 days.

Skin care after treatment

Once the skin is no longer peeling, usually 7-10 days after treatment, a light layer of mineral makeup can be applied to the area to cover any red blemishes or patches. Practitioners must ensure all clients are aware of the importance of the application of sunblock to new skin to prevent sun damage.

Aftercare is as important as pre-treatment and the treatment itself. By ensuring all clients are aware of the aftercare process, they should see the best possible results from laser therapy with little, if no complications. Please ensure you speak to your therapist about aftercare.

More information on each of our Candela machines and their treatment capabilities, can be found on the Candela page of our website. If you would like more information on laser ownership, options and prices, please get in touch with our friendly Laseraid team (02) 9011 5509.

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