Post Procedure Info
Post Procedure Information at Marmur Medical
An emollient ointment forms a protective barrier that allows the skin to heal faster. Do not pick at peeling skin; this dead surface layer is retained by the body as long as it’s needed, and pulling it off can cause damage and leave a scar. Stay out of the sun completely for at least seven days.
Keep the skin moist with an emollient wound-healing ointment. When the skin begins to flake, use a wet washcloth with lotion to massage it off. No fancy creams, and no sun exposure for one week. See the lasers section for additional information on post-procedure care.
Neurotoxins (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin & Jeuveau)
To minimize bruising and decrease trauma to the skin, apply topical creams and tinctures with the herbal remedy Arnica montana and take homeopathic arnica tablets before and after the treatment. Eating foods containing vitamin K, such as spinach and broccoli, may also reduce bruising by helping blood coagulate. Don’t take a nap or press on the area for the first eight hours – pressure can push the neurotoxin to a different muscle.
Again, topical or systemic Arnica montana can be helpful to diminish bruising. A cold ice pack will reduce any swelling, and you can also elevate your head on a couple of extra pillows when you sleep.
Photodynamic therapy (PDT)
For one to five days after the treatment, the affected areas may be pink like a sunburn and dry. Moisturizer and sun protection are essential after treatment. For 48 hours after the treatment you will be very sensitive to the sun and should avoid extensive sun exposure by wearing a hat and protecting your skin.