Embarking on the transformative journey of a Halo Laser treatment is an exciting step toward radiant skin. As you prioritize the health and appearance of your skin post-procedure, the inevitable question arises: When can I exfoliate after Halo Laser?
After a Halo laser treatment, it is important to wait at least 7 days before exfoliating your skin. Exfoliating too early can irritate the skin and disrupt the healing process, potentially leading to scarring or hyperpigmentation.
Here’s a breakdown of the typical healing timeline after a Halo laser treatment:
- Day 1: Your skin will be red, swollen, and warm to the touch. You may also experience some mild discomfort.
- Days 2-3: The redness and swelling will start to subside, but your skin may still feel tight and dry. You may also experience some flaking or peeling.
- Days 4-6: The peeling will continue and your skin may start to feel itchy.
- Day 7: The peeling should be mostly complete and your skin will start to feel smoother. You can now start to gently exfoliate your skin using a soft washcloth or a gentle exfoliating scrub.
Here are some additional tips for caring for your skin after a Halo laser treatment:
- Wash your face gently with lukewarm water and a mild cleanser twice a day.
- Avoid using harsh soaps, scrubs, or astringents.
- Avoid using hot water on your face.
- Apply a moisturizer to your face several times a day.
- Wear sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher every day, even if it is cloudy.
- Avoid picking at your skin.
- Avoid wearing makeup for at least 24 hours after your treatment.
- Avoid tanning beds and direct sunlight for at least 6 weeks after your treatment.
If you have any concerns about how your skin is healing, please contact your provider.