Laser Erbium Skin Resurfacing


 

Laser Erbium Skin Resurfacing Pre-Treatment Instructions

  • Hydrate, drink 8 classes of water at least 2 days prior to treatment daily.
  • Avoid salty foods and alcohol to prevent dehydration.
  • Avoid excess sun exposure before treatment.
  • Avoid using any topical retinol containing products at least 48 hours before treatment.
  • Avoid drinking red wine or taking blood thinners (consult with physician first), such as aspirin, Motrin, turmeric, and fish oil supplements, the day before the procedure.
  • Start taking anti-viral medication, if have a history of cold sores, 3 days prior to procedure.

 

Laser Erbium Skin Resurfacing Post Treatment Instructions

Wash the treated area with a mild cleanser (Cetaphil) then apply the following as instructed for 1 week post-treatment:

Eu Thermale Avene Sos Post Care Kit

  1. Eau Thermale Spray if heat sensation occurs following the procedure
  2. Use the Cicalfate AM and PM
  3. Tolerance Cleansing Lotion prior to the Cicalfate PM
  4. Broad-Spectrum physical block sunscreen with SPF of 44 or greater when going outside.
    • Redness and swelling is expected lasting 72 hours.
    • Tylenol may be taken to reduce discomfort
    • Sleep with your head elevated
    • Call the office at 239-789-3098 if drainage, fever, or increased pain or swelling occur
    • Take Benadryl 25mg at night to reduce swelling
    • Treated areas will shed naturally 3-7 days
    • Treated areas will heal in 1-2 weeks and redness will continue to fade over the next 2-3 weeks. Dryness is to be expected during the healing process.

It is recommended to avoid the following while healing:

  • Retinol use for 48 hours post-treatment
  • Sun exposure and tanning 
  • Hot tubs, baths, and saunas, scrubbing and exfoliation
  • Swimming in pools with chlorine
  • Exercise causing excessive perspiration
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