The 12 Best Skin Care Products to Use Post-Procedure

The top post-procedure products we can’t live without.

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SOOTHING SPRAY

We keep our medicine cabinets stocked with natural Avène Thermal Spring Water ($18.50)—it’s a post-procedure essential for calming skin and keeping it moist, which helps expedite the healing process. 

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BARRIER REPAIR

When skin is irritated and uncomfortable, DefenAge Barrier Balance Cream Fragrance-Free ($127) employs the brand’s signature Age-Repair Defensin peptides to reprogram the skin, giving it new, fresh cells so it’s in a healthier state.

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FAT FIGHTER

Specifically formulated to enhance the results of skin-tightening and fat-melting procedures, Alastin TransFORM Body Treatment with TriHex Technology ($195) activates the dermal fat around the hair follicle to naturally signal the process and removal of fat debris. 

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LIP SERVICE

Whether lips are perpetually dry or just need a little extra moisture after fillers, Neova Cu3 Lip Repair ($26) drenches them in hydration as it also heals chapped areas with its patented Copper Peptide Complex.

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GENTLE CLEANSER

Designed to gently cleanse compromised skin, NeoStrata Restore PHA Facial Cleanser ($34) is a soap-free, non-foaming gel that gets rid of makeup and daily debris without aggravating or over-drying the skin.

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DAILY DEFENSE

Quick-to-absorb and fragrance-free, Environ Focus Care Comfort+ Vita-Enriched Antioxidant Gel ($54) helps prolong the anti-aging effects of in-office treatments by shielding skin from pollutants and stress with vitamins C and E and beta-carotene. 

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SUN SHIELD

Protecting tender, post-procedure skin from the sun is a must, and Exuviance Sheer Daily Protector SPF 50 ($42) not only delivers broad-spectrum mineral coverage, but also a sheer, universal tint to help even skin tone. 

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HEALING AGENT

A must-have post chemical peel and laser, Jan Marini BioShield ($135) hydrates and protects uber-sensitive skin by creating a silicone-based, occlusive barrier on the surface that locks in growth factors, peptides and soothing agents for enhanced recovery. 

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MIRACLE MAKEUP

Formulated by a dermatologist, cult-classic Dermablend Quick-Fix Full Coverage Concealer Stick ($26) is a magic eraser for hiding any redness or bruising on the face after injections and other treatments, and wears for up to 16 hours.

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INSTANT HYDRATOR

Like a tall drink of water for dehydrated, post-treatment skin, Glytone Hydration Intensifying Serum ($56) instantly quenches dry areas with ceramides while also infusing skin with amino acids for a smoother, plumper look.

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REDNESS REMEDY

NIA24 Rapid Redness Recovery’s ($49) green tint counteracts redness as the lotion alleviates any skin discomfort. Plus, it’s light enough to layer under makeup, so getting back to a regular routine is easier than ever. 

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GLOW BOOSTER

To optimize the brightening effects of a peel, laser or light treatment after skin has healed, apply Instytutum Anti-Wrinkle Brightening C-ERUM ($95)—it contains 15-percent vitamin C THD— day and night for a never-ending glow. 

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