HOW TO MINIMIZE COMPLICATIONS AFTER LASERCORING & CO2?

 comprehensive guide for post CO2 laser and Ultraclear Laser care:

**Post-CO2 Laser and Ultraclear Laser Care**

**Introduction:**

After undergoing fractional ablative laser resurfacing, especially with laser coring or aggressive  laser, it’s crucial to follow specific guidelines for optimal healing. Please adhere to the following instructions diligently to ensure the best outcome and minimize the risk of complications.

**Downtime:**

Plan for a minimum of five to seven days of downtime post-procedure. Avoid scheduling any major events for the next 4 weeks to allow for complete recovery.

**Immediate Post-Procedure Care:**

– Rarely some patients need to make arrangements for transportation home after the procedure due to possible discomfort. 

– Expect open wounds, which will heal effectively with proper care and adherence to instructions.

**Skin Hydration:**

– Prevent crusting and dryness by prioritizing skin hydration. Post laser hydration is critical.

– Avoiding epidermal water loss is essential for faster healing which might take up to months.

**Post-Procedure Rules:**

1. Thoroughly wash hands with Hibiclens Antimicrobial and Antiseptic Skin Cleanser Liquid – 8 Oz by  Hibiclens and avoid nails/nail polish.

2. Ensure clean sheets and linens, and prepare a big jar of vinegar solution (8 ounce of water to 1 TBS of white distilled vinegar ) and dip 24 sterile gauze for vinegar soaks.

3. Perform vinegar soaks every 1-2 hours and apply Aquaphor for the first three days.

4. Use sterile gauze for cleaning, avoiding any face wash or personal face cloth.

5. Maintain hand hygiene and minimize contact with pets, babies, or potential sources of infection.

6. Avoid shaving for at least 10 days or until the skin is fully healed. Avoid wearing make up for at least 10 to 14 days. Using tinted sunscreen

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7. Wear a wide-brimmed hat and avoid sun exposure, for 4 weeks, saunas, or exfoliation.

**Recommended Products:**

– Use Avene skin recovery cream for sensitive skin.

– link is above . Consider Alastin or Skinmedica  sunscreen with titanium for post-procedure sun protection.

**Long-Term Care:**

– Monitor gradual reduction of post-laser redness over six weeks.

– Address acne or milia cautiously with light moisturizers, avoiding exfoliation or retinol for 4 to 6 weeks.

– Schedule follow-up appointments after one week, one month, two months, and three months for monitoring and assessment.

**Warning Signs:**

– Contact immediately if you experience yellow or green drainage, fever, extreme pain, swelling, or large lymph nodes after 10 days, as these may indicate infection.

– Prompt treatment of infection is crucial to prevent scarring.

**Conclusion:**

Adhering to these guidelines diligently is paramount for successful post-CO2 and Ultraclear Laser care. Please consult with your healthcare provider for any concerns or questions regarding your recovery process.

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