How to Care for Your Skin After a Laser Treatment

Your skin is absolutely precious, and you should treat it right. Part of that means keeping it in shape with regular skin treatments, and supporting those at-home with medical-grade skincare products. Are you interested in getting laser resurfacing, but don’t know how to care for your skin after a laser treatment? 

Radiant Divine Medical Spa is an established Cleveland-area destination for beauty and skin treatments, as well as medical-grade skincare products and more. We take a customized approach to each client, using a one hour consultation to understand your concerns and goals.

We’ll talk you through every single aspect of caring for your skin after resurfacing and make sure you’ve got the products you need.

Side effects of laser resurfacing treatment

After a C02 laser resurfacing treatment, the skin will appear red, and there will be some irritation and swelling. This should subside within a couple of days. For all laser peel treatments, the skin will naturally flake, crust, and peel away. The peeling process typically lasts 3 to 5 days. There is a difference between facial lasers when it comes to the intensity of their side effects and their results.

Caring for your skin after laser resurfacing treatment

The top rule after treatment: DO NOT pick or peel your skin. This could create lasting damage, including scars. It is crucial to avoid interfering with the healing process and to protect your skin from environmental exposure to evade scarring!

You definitely don’t want to do any shaving, waxing, epilating, or use any depilatory creams on your treatment area. Seriously, that hurts just to think about.

We will also recommend an ointment to help soothe and heal your skin with effective and nourishing ingredients. 

Wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher, avoid direct sun exposure for at least 3 months after your last treatment, and wear a super cute wide-brimmed hat when you’re in the sun. Rachel was right, hats are back

General guidelines for the best skin care after laser resurfacing

At Radiant Divine, we make sure everyone who comes to us for skin resurfacing feels entirely comfortable and fully informed about their post-laser facial care. We will go through the following points in detail.

  • Avoid the sun
  • Do not pick at peeling skin
  • Cleanse gently
  • Reduce swelling
  • Keep moisturized
  • Avoid harsh ingredients and vitamin serums
  • Elevate your head
  • Wait to put on makeup

Ready to get your radiant on?

If you’re ready to invest in long term skin health and beauty, you’re ready for Radiant Divine Medical Spa. We never lose sight of what matters: happy clients who feel taken care of and love their look. We keep things comfortable and welcoming for everyone who walks through our doors. 

Because honestly, keeping things fun creates a better experience for everyone! We’re all besties here; we know great results come when you feel absolutely at ease throughout the entire process. Let’s get the conversation started! Request an appointment or check out our neat virtual consultation

Get started at one of our convenient locations

We’re here to serve you! You can find us at any one of our accessible med spas near Cleveland. The best part? The Radiant Divine team is the Radiant Divine team. We don’t consider ourselves as separate based on our locations. So, if it’s easier for you to take an appointment in Brecksville one day and more convenient to hit up Chagrin Falls the next it’s no problem at all! 

Want to learn more about the treatments and skin concerns discussed in this blog? Get location-specific information by following the links below!


Laser Skin Resurfacing


Laser Skin Resurfacing

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Laser Skin Resurfacing


Laser Skin Resurfacing