Post-Palomar Fractional Resurfacing Lifestyle & Maintenance

Palomar fractional resurfacing is a noninvasive treatment that may be applied on wrinkled and scarred skin and may also eliminate age spots, melasma, rosacea or other skin imperfections. After such a treatment, you need to pay attention to your lifestyle and skin products you use, so that you can preserve the results longer.

After the Palomar Fractional Resurfacing

After the treatment is administered, you need to follow the guidelines of your doctor. Apply cold compresses and avoid sun exposure for at least 48 hours, until the irritation is gone. You may use makeup, but make sure it is not expired. Expired makeup can lead to skin infections, which will cause complications and even scars.

Your skin will be flaky, especially after it starts to heal. Make sure you don't peel off the skin, as you can cause bleeding and scars. You can apply a generic moisturizing cream to reduce flakiness. If your doctor recommends any ointments, use these as prescribed.

Sun Protection

Sun protection is essential during the recovery period, when it can cause severe burns, and it should be considered after you recover fully. The sun has damaging effects on the skin and may cause premature aging, wrinkling and liver spots.

Wear sunscreen and make sure it has a sun protection factor that is suitable for your skin. If you have fairer skin, you will need a higher SPF (30 or more). If your skin is darker, wear a sunscreen with an SPF of 10 to 15. Apply sunscreen even during the colder months, when the sun may still be powerful. You can also choose to wear hats, which protect your face from the sun.

The first three months after the Palomar fractional resurfacing treatment, your skin will be more sensitive, so you will have to use a more powerful sunscreen.

Skin Products

The skin products you use may influence the duration of the Palomar fractional resurfacing effects. To keep your skin fresh and smooth, use creams that contain beta hydroxy complex. Use moisturizing creams, especially during the windy seasons and make sure the creams are suitable for your skin type. If you wear makeup, the products should be chosen so they won't damage the skin. Always remove the makeup before you go to bed.

Diet and Lifestyle

Your diet can determine the health of your skin. First, you need to make sure you drink plenty of water, to keep your body and skin hydrated. You can also consume foods that contain antioxidants, which will prevent the wrinkling of the skin.

Avoid smoking, which can prematurely age your skin. The consumption of alcohol may also dehydrate your skin and cause additional damage.

The effects of a Palomar fractional resurfacing treatment may last for a few months or a few years, depending on your lifestyle and the way you care for your skin. Improve your lifestyle to ensure that your skin remains younger for a longer period of time.

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