Bel Mondo’s bio cellulose masks are currently being used alongside many skin care treatments – both at the salon/spa, and at home as part of the treatment/recovery process. The healing and moisturizing benefits of Bel Mondo’s bio cellulose masks make them useful additions to procedures such as microneedling, chemical peels, and laser resurfacing.
Laser Resurfacing requires both preparation and good post-op care
Since laser resurfacing is either heating skin tissue (nonablative), or removing skin layer by layer (ablative), doctors performing laser resurfacing will have their patients prepare for it by doing the following:
- Avoiding the sun. It’s important to avoid any damage to your skin prior to a more invasive – and potentially irritating – procedure.
- Take a smoking break. Doctors typically recommend quitting smoking for at least two weeks prior and two weeks post laser resurfacing procedure. Smoking can interfere with the healing process.
- No blood-thinning medications. As with many medical procedures, doctors will instruct laser resurfacing patients to avoid medications that can interfere with clotting for at least 10 days prior to the procedure. Some medications and supplements that can thin the blood and impair clotting include vitamin E, aspirin, and ibuprofen. If you are on any medication, and are considering a laser resurfacing procedure, inform your doctor about your medications to avoid any potential complications.
- Tell your doctor if you are prone to cold sores. Some people prone to fever blisters and cold sores will experience a breakout triggered by laser skin resurfacing. A doctor may prescribe an anti-viral drug ahead of time if this is a concern.
Great post-op care is essential for good results
Your doctor should give you detailed instructions about how to care for your skin in the first critical weeks after your laser resurfacing procedure. There are three essential components of after care when talking about laser resurfacing:
- Sun block is of the utmost importance. Not only will your skin be sensitive, but you want to avoid any damage to the skin (after all, sun damage is one of the main reasons laser resurfacing becomes necessary). Use a good-quality broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 50 or more, limit your time in the sun, and wear protective clothing when you are outside (sunglasses, hat, etc.)
- Keep the skin clean, but cleanse gently. It’s important to keep skin clean, to remove any secretions or dead skin cells, as these can lead to infection. However, because the new skin cells that are forming will be sensitive, cleansing must be gentle. Many doctors recommend using saline-soaked gauze to keep the skin moist, and then using them to gently “wipe” the skin clean.
- Moisture is a must. After laser resurfacing, it’s common for the doctor to prescribe a topical cream that will help keep skin both moisturized and free from bacteria. But there are additional methods for keeping skin well-moisturized, one of which is Bel Mondo’s bio cellulose masks.
Bel Mondo masks are pure, and provide excellent adhesion and moisture
The pure microbial bio cellulose mask fabric can retain 100 times its dry weight in fluid, and loses less than 10% of its water and serum after a 30-minute application. Add this superior fluid retention to the fact that our masks fit like a second skin – with no gaps and no slipping – and you’ve got a great moisture treatment for post-laser resurfacing care. Med spas are already using both our Calming Mask and our Ultra-Hydrating Mask as part of their laser resurfacing protocols.
If you have any questions about how a Bel Mondo mask can be used in your skin care protocol, please call our experts at 856-237-9879.