What is the Best Skin Care Regimen Following Full Face CO2 Laser Resurfacing?

I typically use a mild foaming cleanser followed by Obiagi 20% Vitamin C serum, a moisturizer with sunscreen, foundation primer, then mineral makeup. Nighttime routine includes same cleanser followed by heavier moisturizer. When can I resume copper peptides, retinol products, glycolics in my regimen? What skin care lines do you recommend for your patients or carry in your offices? I am 31 days post op and my skin is not sensitive at all, but remains red of course. Thanks so much!

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Skincare after Fractional CO2 laser - Using the Melarase creams on the treated skin

I have found that the most productive treatment protocol post Fractional CO2 laser is the Melarase Skin Brightening Complex, including MelaClenz, Melarase AM, and Melarase PM.  This effective treatment reduces the potential for skin discoloration and has four active sunblocks.   Begin treatment within 1 week of your CO2 laser or Chemical Peel with the Melarase creams.  

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