I Got a Sunburn After a Photofacial - What Now?

I have been trying to avoid the sun (wearing sunscreen and hats) since getting my first photofacial on Friday. I wanted to deal with sun / age spots. Today (Monday) I was in a work meeting for several hours in the middle of the day in a room that had a partial frosted glass ceiling. I now have a sunburn on my face. This is NOT what I was hoping for. What can I expect now in terms of negative side effects? Are there steps I can take to try to counteract the damage?

Doctor Answers 3

Photofacial

It is important to still continue to wear a good sunscreen and to minimize sun exposure.  Reapply the sunscreen every few hours throughout the day. 

Photofacial

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It is important to still continue to wear a good sunscreen and to minimize sun exposure.  Reapply the sunscreen every few hours throughout the day. 

Photofacial

Sunscreen is critical for the first two weeks after FF.  You will need to apply SPF 30 or greater every 4 hours  for the next few months while awake.

Photofacial

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Sunscreen is critical for the first two weeks after FF.  You will need to apply SPF 30 or greater every 4 hours  for the next few months while awake.

I Got a Sunburn After a Photofacial - What Now?

Continue wearing your sunblock cream and possibly a hat. The photofacial treatment is usually mild and superficial.

Mohsen Tavoussi, MD, DO
Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon
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I Got a Sunburn After a Photofacial - What Now?

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Continue wearing your sunblock cream and possibly a hat. The photofacial treatment is usually mild and superficial.

Mohsen Tavoussi, MD, DO
Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon

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