After some treatments, your skin may appear pink or red. This is particularly common after Microdermabrasion due to advanced exfoliation, where the top layers of your skin have been removed to reveal new, more healthy looking skin underneath. This is temporary and skin should appear its normal colour within 24 hours.
Brown spots or the ‘Miloing effect’
After a Photo Rejuventation treatment, often the treated brown spots or pigmentation may appear darken over the next few hours, and they may also start to peel and flake. This is what we call the "Miloing effect" which is a common sign of the healing process. If you notice this happening to your skin, you can still continue with your normal skincare and makeup regime as usual as the skin is not broken or at risk of infection.
It is common for skin to feel itchy or slightly sting after treatments. This is a temporary side effect which should clear up within 48 hours. To soothe any stinging or itchiness, we recommend the Murad Redness Therapy Soothing Treatment Gel, perfect for post treatment care.
This may occur after more aggressive treatments such as Collagen Induction, and particularly with our most advance treatment; Fractional CO2 Laser. These treatments are utilizing the body’s own ability to heal and rejuvenate itself. We are creating controlled trauma or injury to the skin. With this comes inflammation or swelling – this is temporary and usually resolves within 1-7 days.
Skin treatments will often result in your skin speeding up the rate of cell turnover. This means that you may have some dry/flaky skin for up to 2 weeks post treatment. Once this has subsided you will reveal fresher, brighter, and healthier looking skin.
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