Laser wrinkle removal is an outpatient procedure that virtually erases smoker’s lines, crow’s feet, and other types of wrinkles, safely and painlessly. At Live Gorgeous OC, we offer a painless procedure that takes very little time. Unlike conventional laser systems, our ReFirme laser treatment method combines laser technology with a bi-polar radio frequency system that uses a lower energy level. This makes our wrinkle reduction system one of the most comfortable you can find anywhere.
Many patients complain of a nagging pain and discomfort after going through laser wrinkle removal. While the ReFirme method itself is painless, we understand that different patients have different levels of tolerance to pain after the procedure, so our expert medical team would like to remind everyone to take care of their skin to help bring it back to its pristine state.
Below are a few post-treatment care tips that we recommend:
- Facial cleansing. We suggest cleaning your face four to five times daily to prevent infection. You don’t need to apply any form of medicated cream as your skin will heal itself, but applying petroleum jelly can help prevent scab formation.
- Preventing swelling and irritation. It is normal for your face to swell within the first 48 hours after the procedure. Applying an ice pack to the area can help alleviate swelling and irritation. Elevating your head during sleep is also highly recommended. In case the area around your eyes becomes inflamed, your doctor might prescribe steroids to manage the swelling.
- Hydration. You might find that your skin becomes itchy, dry, and flaky after a few days. This is normal as the procedure takes out dead skin cells and brings a healthier, younger layer of skin out to the front. To maintain the youthful appearance of your new skin, drink lots of water. You could also use glycolic acid products after a few weeks or when your doctor clears you to do so.
- Sunscreen. One of the side effects of laser wrinkle removal is temporary lighter skin pigmentation. Because lighter skin is more susceptible to UV rays, it is important that you use a sunscreen that blocks both UV A and UV B rays. It should be formulated specifically for facial use and has an SPF of 50 or higher.
Laser wrinkle reduction as performed by Live Gorgeous OC can help you look and feel younger, rejuvenated, and renewed. Call us at 714-754-1985 for more information about wrinkle removal, Botox, and other non-invasive skin care procedures that we provide.