Post-Procedure Redness

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Rejuvenating procedures like cosmetic surgery, laser treatments and chemical peels can help eliminate the signs of aging, like fine lines, wrinkles and age spots; but keep in mind that, because of traumatized tissues, they can also leave your skin red for days (and, in some cases, weeks).

After a noninvasive procedure, like a light peel, you skin may be slightly red for a few hours to a few days. But if you’ve undergone something deeper, like fractional resurfacing or surgery, you can expect the redness to last upwards of a week.

Lymphatic drainage massage can help reduce the redness since it manually removes blockages in the lymphatic system, as well as toxins in the body. If your skin is still red weeks after your procedure, it’s best to seek out the advice and treatment of your doctor.

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