Pre-Post Care Protocol for Carbon Laser Peel
Hollywood Laser Peel Pre-Post Care
The Carbon Laser Peel is a non-invasive treatment that is used on a wide range of skin types. Once the carbon solution is on your skin, a mild laser is used to heat it up so that the carbon can penetrate deeper into your skin.
Maintaining a regular skin care regimen is the best way to preserve the benefits of a carbon peel laser treatment. For this reason, we encourage you to practice good skincare routines. However, the most important thing is to follow these few recommendations that are to help you maintain your desired results:
- Avoid excessive sun exposure for approximately 1-2 weeks prior to your treatment.
- Wear a sunscreen of at least SPF 30 to protect your skin. If you are spray-tanned, please exfoliate to help remove the tanning product in the treatment area.
- If you have a history of cold sores, be sure that we are notified in advance of scheduling
- your treatment.
- Stop applying any “irritating” skin products at least a day prior to treatment. This includes AHAs (i.e. glycolic or lactic acid), BHAs (salicylic acid), retinoids (i.e. adapalene, retinol, Retin-A, etc)
- Arrive on time for your Hollywood laser peel treatment with clean skin.
- Female patients should not wear any makeup/mascara, lotions, powders, or perfumes on or around the areas being treated.
- Male patients can shave the morning of their treatment day but should not apply lotions or aftershave on or around the areas being treated.
- Avoid unnecessary sun exposure
- Wear sunscreen SPF 30 or greater
- Avoid hot water, swimming, and hot tubs
- Makeup can be applied in just a matter of a few hours after the treatment
- If you have a history of cold sores please see your family physician. Your doctor will prescribe an oral antiviral medication (i.e. valacyclovir) prior to your treatment.
- In some rare instances itching, flaking, and rashes might develop, which usually resolves in a few days
To book your consultation or a session of Hollywood Laser Peel, click on the link below.