I got o photofacial about 8 hours ago. After I washed my face I saw a lot of dryness and peeling. Should I use a moisturizer or should I leave my face alone?
After PhotoFacial, Should I Let Face Peel or Use Moisturizer?
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I recommend that you use a good spf and moisturizer after a photofacial treatment. If you have any concerns, please follow-up with your provider.
Photofacial and moisturizers
Photofacials do not cause dryness or peeling. It was probably caused by products used before your treatment, such as a harse cleanser. Wash gently with lukewarm water, use a moisturizer and sunscreen, and avoid the sun.
Use a sunscreen and try to leave your face alone. Thank you for your question and good luck with everything.
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After a photofacial, your skin may be dry in spots, especially where brown spots used to be. Use a nice emolliating moisturizer to replensih any lost moisture and to aid in faster exfoliation.
Photofacial can be drying. This is especially true if a numbing cream was used. The skin is intact, there is no reason not to use a moisturizer. Almost any product will do. However, this is not a time to use Retin A or alpha hydroxy acid products. Typically I recommend letting the skin settle down for about a week before using these products.
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