Caring for your sensitive post-treatment skin
Fact: no one has flawless skin, contrary to what the internet may have us believe. But thanks to incredible advances in medical aesthetics, such as microdermabrasion procedures, chemical facial peels, and laser devices, perfecting your skin has never before been so doable. When you opt for one of our many highly effective dermatology treatments at SpaMedica Plastic Surgery in Toronto, you’re sure to be very pleased with your game-changing results. But what’s the best way to care for your naturally quite sensitive post-treatment skin in order to ensure your healthy, rejuvenated glow sticks around?
Here are a few tips on caring for your sensitive post-treatment skin:
SpaMedica’s own Dr Stephen Mulholland created the SonoPeel Microdermabra’sion treatment. Gentle ultrasonic energy is delivered to the skin to remove dead skin cells and reveal a smoother and softer you. Post-procedure, it’s recommended that you avoid exposure to excessive heat and drink lots of water to keep your sensitive skin hydrated. Following a strict skin care regimen can also help: be sure to cleanse, tone, and moisturize the treated area every morning and night. Additionally, exfoliation once or twice a week can prevent dead skin cells from collecting and improve the appearance and health of your skin.
The SilkPeel procedure involves the application of a device to the outer layers of your skin, removing any dead skin cells and oils with a controlled vacuum pressure. The device also uses pneumatic pressure to reach the deeper layers of your skin, infusing it with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. There is typically no downtime following SilkPeel, but your skin may be slightly pink for about an hour or so. Post-procedure, it is highly recommended that you incorporate a comprehensive skin care regimen to maintain your positive outcome. Use moisturizers, creams, cleansers, and adequately protective sunscreen to increase the lifespan of your SilkPeel results.
Photofacials gently pulse radio frequency energy, intense pulsed light, and infrared energy onto your skin to target fine lines, spider veins, and blemishes or brown spots on the neck, chest, and hands. The treatment stimulates the production of new collagen, so after about 5 treatments patients see vast improvements. Post-procedure, applying an icepack can help reduce swelling, which may or may not occur. If there is any itching, do not pick at any dry or flakey skin. Any exposure to the sun or tanning beds should be avoided for at least a month post-treatment, and preferably in the long term as well, with the help of sunscreen and protective clothing. The results of your Photofacial will be further enhanced by the aftercare regime provided to you by Doctor Mulholland during your consultation!
Contact us at SpaMedica Plastic Surgery in Toronto today to book a consultation and learn more about the fantastic medical aesthetics procedures available to modern dermatology patients as well as the recommended aftercare for your treatment(s) of choice.