Steps to Advanced Scab Care Post Laser
Step 1: Mechanical Protection
Prevention of further mechanical damage.
Avoidance of hot water, abrasives, microbeads, rough towels, mechanical friction, picking over the scab
This is pertinent to allow your raw skin to heal up well.
Additional trauma can result in unintended damge and may even cause scarring!
Step 2: Moisturisation
Be generous with moisturisation.
Moisturise every hour for the first 48 hours post treatment and scale it down to 5x a day for 5 more days thereafter.
Moisturisation is key to give sufficient moisture for skin to soak up and heal as it is usually dry post treatment.
Use of RAI Post Laser Intensive Recovery Serum before your moisturiser is highly recommended for decreasing inflammation and decreased risk of PIH.
Step 3: UV Protection
Use an umbrella for 1 month post laser treatment whenever going out.
Sun block is typically applied in insufficient quantities by almost everyone! If you are diligent in applying 3 x 50 cent coin worth of sun block over the face every 80 minutes, then you will be getting the intended SPF 50 as stated on the sunblock. Sun block can typically be applied 48 hours post laser treatment.
If you are sitting next to a window, try to shift your daily activities to be away from the window where UV-A easily penetrates. UV-A makes up 95% of UV rays from the sun and gives an insidious insult to our skin, especially when it is healing. UV exposure can lead to PIH which will compromise the intended laser results.
Step 4: Treating Unintended Pigment Formation
Let your doctor know early if this occurs and treatment can be instituted to reverse unintended pigment formation.
Risk of this developing can be decreased with RAI Post Laser Intensive Recovery Serum and with proper care, this can be avoided.
*Dr Sin Yong is a regular user of Time Freeze Resurfacing Laser for scar treatments and papules/ moles removal. He also employs Nd YAG and vascular lasers in his practice to target pigments and vascular lesions respectively. A proper diagnosis of your skin condition by your treating doctor will form the basis for great results. Seek out the ideal laser for your skin condition before commencing any laser treatment! Always enquire if your treating doctor has specialised lasers for your skin condition rather than using a suboptimal laser setting for you skin!
Is there a way for us to resolve Rosacea?
We are looking at a combination of steps to treat this effectively!
Steps To Resolving Rosacea
(1) Avoidance of Trigger Factors
This includes all of the above and also encompasses the regular use of sun protection.
(2) R2 Glow Laser Resolution Treatment
A cornerstone of treatment which allows us to reach a definitive resolution against rosacea.
(3) Importance of Skin Care
Usage of quality skin care products that deliver a calming anti inflammatory effect helps to keep rosacea at bay.
I recommend RAI Post Laser Intensive Recovery Serum which uses natural herbs to create a calm soothing environment for skin afflicted by rosacea.
**Diagnosis is critical whenever we are treating skin diseases.
With regards to rosacea, always remember to tell your treating doctor if you have any blurring of vision which can affect a number of patients.
What can we do to stop Acne Vulgaris?
The answer lies in breaking the cycle of acne.
I would recommend the following steps to break the cycle effectively.
Other additional steps maybe added for specific skin types.
(1) Thorough Evaluation of Skin Care Regime
These are the products that we use on our face daily and forms the foundation in our battle against acne. Any comedogenic products should be removed and the texture and consistency of products should be evaluated.
(2) Adjuvant Laser Therapy
A combination of R2 Glow Laser and Pigmentation Removal Laser aims to achieve the following results.
(A) Decreased Inflammation (B) Decreased Bacteria Counts (C) Lightening of Pigmentation & Redness
(3) Chemical Peel / Hydrafacial Microdermabrasion
Chemical peels help to remove excessive dead skin cells which can predispose to clogging of sebaceous ducts which in turn results in comedone formation.
** You should always have your condition evaluated by a trained doctor to ascertain the diagnosis before commencing any form of treatment.
How do I know how severe is my acne?
Grading To Acne
No lesions to barely noticeable ones; very few scattered comedones and papules
(2) Almost clear
Hardly visible from 2.5 meters away; a few scattered comedones and a few small papules; and very few pustules, comedones, and papules
Easily recognizable; less than half of the affected area is involved; many comedones, papules, and pustules
More than half of the affected area is involved; numerous comedones, papules, and pustules
Entire area is involved; covered with comedones, numerous pustules and papules, a few nodules and cysts
(6) Very severe
Highly inflammatory acne covering the affected area, nodules and cysts present
Is there a way for us to remove these fine blood vessels? Permanently?
The answer is the R2 Glow Laser, using the Resolution setting.
Achieve a clear complexion and rid those fine blood vessels from the face today
Using the R2 Glow Laser Resolution Settings!
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