After a medical cosmetic treatment, skin care therapy needs to focus on healing. This is the first step in building the optimal environment for wound healing. The products in this category are designed to decrease inflammation, while helping to heal and soothe the skin. This will ensure that potential complications such as post inflammatory hyperpigmentation and scarring are avoided.
- Aloe Vera: this provides a cooling, soothing effect on the skin. Aloe Vera benefits the skin by providing both anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial effects, while also promoting cell proliferation and collagen synthesis and angiogenesis. This makes a good skin therapy regimen to recover from laser skin procedures.
- Hydrogel: This consists of 90% water in a gel base. This has a marked cooling effect on the skin. This is great for skin procedures that result in dry flaky skin with exudates. Thus, this is our “go to” repair treatment for microneedling procedures. The hydrating effects helps to minimize inflammation and provide an optimal environment for skin healing.
- Vitamin E: This is an effective anti-inflammatory and antioxidant skin treatment that will help to create an optimal environment for healing after specific types of medical cosmetic procedures. This will also aid in decreasing redness, as a result this is our go to post procedure treatment after injectables, dermal Infusions and light chemical peels. Vita-Soothe post recovery treatment is enriched with vitamin E for this purpose.
- Hydrocortisone: The anti-inflammatory properties of hydrocortisone is well established. Patients undergoing medium to deep chemical peels are susceptible to post- inflammatory hyperpigmentation that can diminish the result of the peel. Using topical hydrocortisone for the first 48 hours can be beneficial in avoiding this complication.