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Please share your aftercare Post-treatment skincare

Hi All,

Since most thread focus on treatments themselves, I feel the post treatments themselves is also equally important. Been there, done that using the wrong type of skincare (that was even suggested by the derm, exfoliating on the 3rd day after Fraxel) and burnt my skin!

I feel hydration alone is not enough perhaps. Any recommendation of aftercare skincare that also promotes better cell regeneration for example EGF? As far as I know, we still need to maintain the inflammation cause to remodel the scarring so aftercare might provide some boost on this.  On the other hand, extra ingredient such as EGF might promote unwanted growth (not talking about tumor) of the newly regenerated cells. I tried peptides serum before and came with a rougher skin texture somehow? it could be just of that 1 brand but afterwards it quite deters me from trying another peptide serums.

so please do share the skincares you guys used after treatments , what's worked and what's not

cheers

 

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I think it is based on the treatments that you get.

For me, I'm currently receiving Fraxel Dual + Subcision. I think my routine is quite simple, and also suggested by my derm.

For the first few days, I only use Cetaphil (or similar facewash) + Aquaphor + Vinegar Soak since my skin is very raw. 

When the swelling subsides, I will return to my normal skin care routine plus Tazorac, which is also used to boost collagen remodeling.

And the sunscreen!

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On 6/21/2020 at 2:01 AM, poorbunny888 said:

Hi All,

Since most thread focus on treatments themselves, I feel the post treatments themselves is also equally important. Been there, done that using the wrong type of skincare (that was even suggested by the derm, exfoliating on the 3rd day after Fraxel) and burnt my skin!

I feel hydration alone is not enough perhaps. Any recommendation of aftercare skincare that also promotes better cell regeneration for example EGF? As far as I know, we still need to maintain the inflammation cause to remodel the scarring so aftercare might provide some boost on this.  On the other hand, extra ingredient such as EGF might promote unwanted growth (not talking about tumor) of the newly regenerated cells. I tried peptides serum before and came with a rougher skin texture somehow? it could be just of that 1 brand but afterwards it quite deters me from trying another peptide serums.

so please do share the skincares you guys used after treatments , what's worked and what's not

cheers

 

Frankly, I've used copper peptide, HA serums, growth factors, etc in the past at the urging of the doctors. They smell good and feel nice on the face for about an hour. They're also horribly expensive and don't do anything for the actual scars. I've found that applying Vaseline or Aquaphor works just as well. Spending more money for services and products doesn't necessarily equate to better looking scars.

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Hadalabo moisturizer (urea+hyluronic acid)

Retin-A to stimulate collagen.

Edited by Vidrar

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Thanks All for the response!

@Jack817 Vinegar Soak? how is it applied onto the raw skin? I have exfoliating toner that has vinegar on it and it could make my skin more red during sensitive period. I think you use it as antibacterial property but would it make raw skin more sensitive in the same time?

@Sirius Lee

i'm thinking of using the Aquaphor after my treatment but quite concern it'd clog my skin. Vaseline clogged my skin badly in the past. how do you apply the Aquaphor? I assume thin layer should be sufficient but how thin would suffice for hydration and not clogging in the same time. 

@Vidrar

Hadalabo is a good brand indeed. I assume the Retin-A was used after the redness is gone? i jumped on Retinol too early after treatment in the past and got unwanted results :(

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11 hours ago, poorbunny888 said:

@Sirius Lee

i'm thinking of using the Aquaphor after my treatment but quite concern it'd clog my skin. Vaseline clogged my skin badly in the past. how do you apply the Aquaphor? I assume thin layer should be sufficient but how thin would suffice for hydration and not clogging in the same time. 

First of all, your skin is oily because it's sebum production is in overdrive. You need to stop applying so much products on your face. Remember, every product comes with many toxic chemicals, especially preservatives which are poisonous to our body. In my younger days, I too had problem with oily skin. Once I stopped using ALL skin products (including cleanser) and splashed only water, I was able to get rid of the acne. Water is the best treatment.

Anyway, you don't need to apply a ton of aquaphor. I usually add a very thin coat at first and then reapply a second coat. Repeat as often as needed.

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On 7/4/2020 at 2:20 AM, poorbunny888 said:

 

@Jack817 Vinegar Soak? how is it applied onto the raw skin? I have exfoliating toner that has vinegar on it and it could make my skin more red during sensitive period. I think you use it as antibacterial property but would it make raw skin more sensitive in the same time?

For me, I mix one scoop of white vinegar with a small cup of water, like 200ml and dip the the masks bought from MUJI into it and let it soak for about 5 - 10mins. Then I put the mask on with no more than 5 mins, and apply Aquahpor after wiping off the vinegar.

I think the toner that you use, have other things more than pure vinegar and may be you don't wipe it off.

The reason that I use white vinegar is to reduce the bacteria counts on my face so that the chance of having white heads after laser treatment is reduced.  

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