BEST POST-PROCEDURE CLEANSER
It’s important to keep post-procedure skin clean, but not every cleanser is gentle enough to handle the challenge. Kate Somerville DeliKate Soothing Cleanser ($40) won us over with its creamy, ceramide-filled formula.
BEST POST-PROCEDURE SOOTHING SPRAY
Avène Thermal Spring Water ($18.50) is the best fixes-everything skin solution we’ve ever used. A quick spritz comforts and softens—so much so that you’d be hard-pressed to find any derm who doesn’t swear by it.
BEST BARRIER REPAIR CREAM
The way we feel wearing a plushy spa robe is the way sensitized skin feels covered in SENTÉ Dermal Repair Ultra-Nourish ($179) thanks to the brand’s anti-inflammatory powerhouse Heparan Sulfate Analog (HSA) and nourishing lipids. It’s especially great after microneedling.
BEST REDNESS REDUCER
When your face is the color of a tomato, Dr. BRANDT Skincare Cool Biotic ($55) instantly alleviates irritation with colloidal oatmeal and prebiotics for visible redness relief. Keep it in the fridge for even more cooling action.
BEST BRUISE CREAM
It’s not unusual for skin to bruise after fillers, but dermatologist-developed Skintensive Bruise & Scar Cream ($25) can help them heal faster with its blend of arnica and vitamin K in a hydrating, coconut-oil base.
BEST POST-PROCEDURE SOOTHING CREAM
Safe to use after both ablative and nonablative laser treatments, Neocutis Aftercare ($89) does more than just hydrate and soothe: Each pump contains growth factors and proteins too, for skin regeneration during healing.
BEST POST-PROCEDURE SUNSCREEN
Free of fragrances, dyes and oils, 100-percent mineral EltaMD UV Restore Broad-Spectrum SPF 40 ($36.50) contains hydrating squalane, redness-reducing ginger root, and antioxidants, which are ideal for fragile skin.
BEST SCAR TREATMENT
Whether your scar is from plastic surgery, a C-section or an injury, ScarAway 100% Medical Grade Silicone Scar Gel ($12) utilizes the same silicone technology as hospitals to help heal it, but in a user-friendly rollerball.
BEST POST-PROCEDURE BODY TREATMENT
A two-time winner, ALASTIN TransFORM Body Treatment ($195) was specifically designed for use after fat-reduction treatments to enhance the results by helping to accelerate the body’s natural removal process of broken-down fat cells.
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