Anti-Aging Hand Care, Part 4

 On Day  6 after the YAG laser treatment, the  spots on my hands are totally painless, a bit less red, but still  attract shock and awe.  ( I  think its part of the fear of bed bugs thing)  The big boy bandaids that I bought at CVS covered my hands, but the adhesive edges irritated the lasered areas.  The dressings provided by  Dr Marmur after the procedure did a much better job, but turned out to be  hard to find. Finally located them at a local surgical supply store. Dr M had tried to give me a supply of  these Telfa dressings, but I choose that moment to go macho– and waved  off the need for a covering.  Memo to me:  if a doctor offers a supply of  fresh dressings after a treatment, don’t be stupid– just take them.

I am going to the HBA, an international cosmetic and beauty conference in New York this week and my hands are still pretty lurid.  Once the spots fade I am going to use a 100SPF Sunscreen on  the tops of my hands during the day, and apply Retin A at night.   My hands are going to look  young and beautiful– just not this week. I think that as a rule of thumb you should not schedule a laser treatment less than two-three weeks before an event.

6 thoughts on “Anti-Aging Hand Care, Part 4

  1. ” I think that as a rule of thumb you should not schedule a laser treatment less than two-three weeks before an event.”

    True enough. There’s no such thing as treatments using some equipments that won’t need healing process. Of course you want to preserve it to heal better. Lesson learned, thanks for your post.

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