Laser Aftercare Cheat Sheet

After investing time and money getting a laser, the last thing you want would be to have a worse skin condition because you did something you shouldn’t have. Here are some things that you should avoid as much as possible to protect your freshly lasered face!

After a session of your favourite laser which targets wrinkles, redness, acne and enlarged pores (SylfirmX), you might be wondering if you would be able to carry on with your day-to-day activities. Though after the SylfirmX treatment, you can apply makeup, the general sentiment is to leave your skin makeup-free for as long as you can! It is a good time to let your skin take a breather instead of being packed with makeup.

Apart from trying to be makeup-free, you should also avoid using harsh skincare products as your skin might be more sensitive in the next few days. You can think of your skin as a baby’s skin. You wouldn’t want to apply any harsh acid on that skin, would you?

It is also not recommended to do sports that would induce a lot of sweat. No kickboxing, no swimming, no running (at no marathons for the time being!) The sweat could cause skin irritation, resulting in redness. To hit your daily exercise quota, you could try brisk walking in the evening when it’s a little cooler instead of an intensive HIIT session.

Now, it goes without saying that this is not a one-size-fits-all list. Some lasers penetrate more deeply into your skin, leaving it more sensitive than others and hence the list of ‘Don’ts’ might be longer. In case of any uncertainty, you should consult with your clinic and doctors for they have the best advice!

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