Hello I had a full face micro laser peel 3 weeks ago 8 microns deep. I still feel some itching and minor burning sensation is it normal ? Also How long before I can go back in the sun ( with protection) without risk of hyper pigmentation due to the treatment
How Long To Wait Between Micro Laser Peel and Sun Exposure?
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Sun Exposure and Micro Laser Peel
Microlaser peel for the face
Microlaser peels work very well and do not have extended periods of downtime. I would use sunscreen for at least 2 months thereafter and in my practice, I recommend post-treatment Melarase cream.
Sun Exposure after Light Microlaser Peel
An 8 micron Microlaser peel does not extend beyond the level of the stratum corneum and therefore is very safe with regards to the risk of post inflammatory pigmentation issues. At three weeks out from the peel you should be completely healed.
You should not have any problem with pigmentation issues but you should always wear an adequate sunscreen and hat/clothing to protect the investment you have made.
Jacque P. LeBeau, MD