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Precautions for Skin Laser Treatment

Here're some precautions before you go for Skin Laser Treatment.

health and fitness Updated: Jul 21, 2012 00:51 IST
Hindustan Times

1 Avoid sun exposure: The area being treated shouldn’t be over exposed to the sun. The UV rays make the area more red and cause irritation, so step out in sun after applying sunscreen of atleast SPF 30.

2 No scrubbing or scratching: The area after receiving skin laser requires time to heal so, be delicate. Do not rub, scratch or pick. Incase of facial skin laser, do not use abrasive skin cleansers and scrub or shave the area. Always gently pat the skin dry.

3 Aloe wonder: Aloe vera gel helps in healing the area by hydrating the skin. It’s components accelerate the process. Apply aloe gel liberally to the treated area several times a day to keep the area moist

4 Prior treatment: Avoid chemical peels and exfoliating skin treatments, seven to ten days prior to laser treatment. These can negatively affect your skin’s reaction to laser treatments. For laser hair removal, it is important not to remove hair by epilation, waxing, plucking or threading four weeks before treatment.

5 Apply cool packs: On the treated area, one may get a stinging sensation. Apply cool packs or cool moist cloths to the area for relief.

(Inputs by Dr Seema Malik, MD, Eleganza Skin Rejuvenation Clinic)

First Published: Jul 20, 2012 18:11 IST