Aftercare is an essential step to maximizing the benefits of your Skin Laundry facials. Our team of medical professionals took great care to develop our pre and
post-treatment recommendations to help you maximize your results
& maintain your glow at home.
Our ND:Yag Laser just stimulated the collagen under the surface of your skin, breaking up pigment and zapping away dirt, oil and inflammation. To protect your complexion while your facial benefits continue to take effect, apply sunscreen every 2 hours if you are going to be outdoors. SPF-35 is recommended.
Please continue to reapply 30+ SPF every 2 hours, even if you are planning to be inside
If you apply makeup or plan to exercise, please thoroughly cleanse your skin with a gentle cleanser to remove dirt, sweat, makeup, or bacteria immediately afterwards to avoid blocking your newly laundered pores.
Hold off on any physical exfoliation of the treated area until tomorrow, particularly if you typically use a brush or scrubber, or any cleansers with harsher particles.
Wait a day to use any active topical products such as Vitamin C, retinol, etc.) to reduce your chance of dryness, especially if your skin is still adjusting to a newer product.
Direct sun exposure.
Any new or unfamiliar products (especially without consulting your nurse or doctor first).
Touching or picking at your skin.
Our fractional treatment has created microchannels in your skin to stimulate collagen production and allow your skin to absorb about 90% more skincare product than usual. Your nurse has applied a custom medical-grade serum for your skin concerns to achieve your desired results while your pores are most receptive. Note we did not apply sunscreen so as not to obstruct these new channels from absorbing the prescribed serum.
Reapply your medical-grade serum to the treated area every hour for 6 hours following your facial. After the 6 hours, maintain a gentle skincare routine until your skin calms.
Beginning 6 hours after treatment, apply a gentle emollient ointment, such as Aquaphor to help soothe the skin if you experience sensitivity, dryness, or flakiness.
May we recommend our Vitamin B5 Antioxidant Moisturizer?
Wait 24 hours post-treatment to use any cleanser, and only use gentle skincare products until your skin restores itself to baseline feeling.
Ask your Registered Nurse any questions– don’t be shy, that’s what they do!
For the next day, avoid excessive heat exposure such asa very hot shower, sauna or steam room; excessive sweating; and using SPF, as each could clog your now freshly-opened pores.
For the next two days, steer clear of makeup, abrasive or exfoliating cleansing tools, that could irritate your freshly-revealed skin
For the next week, we advise shading your treated areas from directsun exposure, or any UV-rays, as well as using any unfamiliar new skincare products
Always resist touching or picking at your skin!
Taking precautions that minimize the spread of bacteria to your face are part of a solid skincare routine!
Now is a great time to apply one of our Hydrating Sheet Masks for an extra boost of hydration.
Refrigerating your mask also provides a cooling sensation that feels great, too!
Clean your pillowcase, makeup applicators, mobile, and all that comes in contact with your freshly-laundered new skin.
There’s no time like the present while your skin and treatment plan are fresh on your mind to schedule your next appointment. We are excited to see your progress each visit! Your results are our greatest reward.