Blackheads Normal After Laser Resurfacing and TCA Peel?
- Asked by KirstenLP in Denver, CO
- 4 years ago
Skin debris after laser resurfacing can cause blocked pores, pimples and blackheads
Laser resurfacing vaporizes skin cells. During healing dead skin cells and debris often block the pores. Build up of skin secretions behind the blockage can cause pimples, blackheads, and small whiteheads called Milia.
Follow up skin care with an experienced medical aestheticiian can solve these problems
What you are experiencing is somewhat common.
Post resurfacing, you are more likely to develop blackheads if you are applying a pore-clogging substance such as Vaseline or Aquaphor. You can discontinue these and frequently apply a bland moisturizer, e.g. Cetaphil.
Things that can help: gentle facials, extractions of the blackheads by your doctor. Continue to avoid picking or manipulating the skin.
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