Below are the treatment guidelines Dr. Heather D. Rogers gives her patients after laser procedures at Modern Dermatology in Seattle, Washington.

1st Day

1st Evening

  • Gently cleanse skin with RESTORE Face Wash
  • Apply RESTORE Healing Balm to treated areas
  • Sleep with a layer of RESTORE Healing Balm use a clean, old pillowcase because ointments can stain fabrics

Days 2 to 3

Expect significant swelling and redness

Morning

  • Cleanse skin with RESTORE Face Wash
  • Apply RESTORE Healing Balm to treated areas several times a day; skin should always be coated with ointment
  • Apply zinc-based SPF if leaving the house, but it is our recommendation to stay indoors as the sunscreen with ointment is messy

Evening

  • Cleanse skin with RESTORE Face Wash
  • Apply a generous layer of RESTORE Healing Balm before bed

Days 4 to 10

For face, 4 to 14 days for neck or chest

Morning

  • Cleanse skin with RESTORE Face Wash
  • Apply RESTORE Healing Balm mixed 50/50 with RESTORE Face Cream; reapply several times a day to keep skin from drying out while healing
  • If leaving the house, apply zinc-based SPF, then makeup if desired

Evening

  • Cleanse skin with RESTORE Face Wash
  • Apply RESTORE Healing Balm mixed 50/50 with RESTORE Face Cream; for any dry, crusted areas apply only RESTORE Healing Balm

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HEALING GUIDELINES:

Plan on staying inside for the first three days

Your skin will be tender after the procedure, this tenderness will fade over 24-48 hours.

You will have significant swelling for 72 hours after the procedures. Do not be alarmed if your eyes are swollen shut the morning after the procedure - this is normal and to be expected.

To reduce swelling:

  • Sleep with the treated area elevated
  • Ice area for up to 10 minutes per hour during the first 48 hours
  • Take an antihistamine daily (i.e. Zyrtec 10mg or Allegra 180mg)
  • Avoid salt, sugars, and alcohol

DO NOT EXFOLIATE. Let any peeling occur naturally as your skin heals

Wait 3 days before strenuous exercise.

Wait 4 days before wearing makeup over your sunscreen. We recommend purchasing a Powder SPF for easy reapplication of sun protection throughout the day for added protection in the weeks after the procedures.

Wait 2 weeks before submerging the treated areas in pools or hot tubs.

Wait 4 weeks before sun exposure.

Wait 4 weeks before starting tretinoin, retinol or antioxidants serums with vitamin C. We recommend purchasing Alastin Skin Nectar, shown to speed healing after laser procedures. You would use this before RESTORE Healing Balm morning and night.

If experiencing skin sensitivity after post-care kit runs out, use bland skin care products until skin returns to normal.