Sitting Outside in Complete Shade After Active FX

Is it okay for me to sit outside in the complete shade after getting Active FX 2 days ago?

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Post-op care for Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing

Post-op care right after Fractional CO2 Laser must involve diligent and strict sun protection (to minimize redness and pigmentation), frequent application of emollient appropriate for your complexion and face washing (to facilitate wound healing but not to trigger acne) and prophylactic oral antibiotics and antiviral medications (to prevent skin bacterial infection and/or herpes reactivation). As long as you are comfortable with a little bit of swelling, redness and skin peeling in the public, there is no reason why you cannot sit outside in complete shade with frequent reapplication of sunscreen.

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