What do I do post-procedure?

Here at DCCM, we get asked all the time what is the best protocol for post treatment that requires some downtime. While we offer an array of different regimes, we have found that the best results come from ZO Skin Health. Dr. Obagi created a Post Procedure Recovery System, which is a three product system that contains Pomatrol Soothing Ointment, Surfatrol Astringent Solution Powder. These three products combined offer the most advanced technology available to protect and soothe the skin while natural re-epithelialization of the skin is complete. The ZO Post Procedure Recovery System is optimal for use after laser resurfacing procedures, chemical peels or any ablative treatments.


What is the importance of keeping skin clean post-procedure?

This may seem like a pretty straight-forward answer, however, it surprising to see how many people neglect to maintain clean skin post-procedure. When getting any treatment done that effects the skin, it is important to make the most of your treatment and help the skin heal as quickly and safely as possible to maximize your results. By keeping your skin clean and hydrated, your risk for infection and scarring goes down drastically. To help prevent this, it is important to stay out of direct sunlight up to a week. After your skin has healed, you may resume applying SPF 30 or above. Following post-procedure, use a gentle cleanser and avoid touching the treated area. If you must touch your face, wash your hands before doing so. By following strict guidelines up to a week post-procedure, your results will be astonishing. Tara values cleanliness here at DCCM, supplying patients with the ZO Post Procedure Recovery System following treatment. This take-home recovery treatment is easy to use and provides step-by-step on how to use the products correctly. The ZO Post Procedure Recovery System includes:


-Surfatrol Astringent Solution Powder: This soothing, effective solution should be mixed with 12 ounces of water and applied to skin as a compress every 2-3 hours.  This solution provides ultimate skin relief to calm irritation, which is important in helping to prevent scabbing and to guard against other normal post procedure reactions.


-Pomatrol Soothing Ointment: After using Surfatrol, apply a thin layer of the soothing ointment up to three times per day. This semi occlusive ointment will keep skin moist and keep out airborne dirt and debris, providing an environment for skin recovery to begin.


-Revitatrol Epidermal Repair Creme Skin Protectant: This creme should be applied immediately after Pomatrol, or whenever the skin feels dry. This rich moisturizer helps replenish lipids and restore the skin’s barrier to lock-in moisture, allowing the natural regenerative process for skin renewal.



What services at DCCM require the recovery system?

Tara at DCCM offers a variety of services to meet your personal aesthetic goals. The ZO Post Procedure Recovery System is the most efficient program for post procedure skin management. The value of this take-home recovery system at DCCM is $150.00, however, if you purchase a treatment you will get the ZO Post Procedure Recovery System as a gift with purchase. Our medical services that require the ZO Post Procedure Recovery System include:

  • CO2 Facial Resurfacing
  • ZO 3 Step Peel
  • Skin Tightening- Sublative
  • Profound Skin Tightening

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