This is very normal, you have new baby skin growing back and its sensitive to anything in the environment and that is put on your face. I have a very strict protocol for my patients. After 7-10 days I have patients using a skin care routine that is tailored to their skin type/tone/pigment ect. If you are very dry, OTC Cerave cream is typically a good go to but if you want higher quality, SkinMedica's Dermal Repair Cream. I typically have all patients at this point on a Vitamin C and growth factor serum in the AM and retinol in the PM. I suggest you speak to your dermatologist or plastic surgeon about proper skin care post operatively. Sunprotection is essential to prevent against hyperpigmentation as well. Best, Dr. Emer.
Yes- it is completely normal to have dry skin after a Co2 treatment. To help prevent dry skin from this procedure I recommend my patients use Aquaphor by Eucerin. If you find that the Aquaphor is to heavy for your skin I would then recommend the Hydrating Complex by Alyria. Both of these products will help to calm and soothe your skin.
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You can try Cetaphil or Cerave Cream. Both are good moisturizers that do not clog pores (non-comedogenic). I also recommend a gentle cleanser such as Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser or Cerave Hydrating Cleanser.