I had the fractional laser resurfacing about 3 weeks ago. My skin is extremely dry.
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Skin moisturization after laser resurfacing - Hydrate + Protect Mini Kit
We do a large # of laser resurfacing procedures in our office and routinely advocate proper moisturization with Opti-Ceramide creams and the product we recommend, Elevase Moisture Booster, both hydrates and provides deep moisturization of the skin. It is a non oily, non-comedogenic Opti-Ceramide cream and you can get information about this product on the link below. We also recommend concurrent use of sun protection which has high antioxidant content. See the link below for the Hydrate + Protect Mini Kit.
The new Phyto Corrective Masque from SkinCeuticals is excellent for your skin post-procedure.
Moisturizer after fractionated resurfacing
There are many great moisturizers for post-laser care. One of the better newer products is HA5 from SkinMedica, a hyaluronic acid product that provides excellent moisture and hyaluronic acid which is a building block of collagen. Best wishes.
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Dryness after fractional CO2
It is very common to be dry after fractional CO2, because the laser targets dermal water. Immediately post treatment, we have patients use emollients such as aquaphor or even coconut oil for the first several days post laser.
You are now 3 weeks out, so any moisturizer such as Cerave pm, or moisturizers with hyaluronic acid in them would be helpful.
Hope that helps and happy healing.
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