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A UNIQUE FORMULA

Unique Formula

SUCRALFATE: helps restore and protect damaged skin and isolates the lesion from external environmental aggressors

COPPER-ZINC SULFATE: promotes a healthy skin environment for optimal recovery

AVÈNE THERMAL SPRING WATER: soothes, softens and calms the skin

CICALFATE POST-PROCEDURE


A lightweight, soothing emulsion that restores skin without causing further irritation. Formulated for use after superficial dermatological procedures, including laser, peels and hair removal, its transparent texture goes on smoothly without leaving a greasy finish.


Laser Treatments Chemical peels

How to use:
Apply at least twice a day after cleansing and drying skin, right after the dermatological procedure.
Continue until the skin is completely repaired.

Cicalfate Post Procedure

    Creamy, non-greasy and non-sticky texture

    Transparent on application, rapid penetration time

    Helps soothe and restore damaged skin

    Fragrance-free - Paraben-free

“I’ve used Cicalfate for years for irritated skin - the thick emulsion has always been super soothing and healing, so the new Cicalfate Post-Procedure launch makes perfect sense. I recently trialed it after laser facial left my skin peeling and feeling like sandpaper. It’s a lighter, smoother texture than the original that melts soothingly into the skin with a reassuringly hydrating creaminess.”

Sigourney Cantelo

Founder/Editor, Beauticate

Sigourney Cantelo
Cicalfate Post Procedure
Cicalfate Post Procedure
Cicalfate Post Procedure

Dr Alice Rudd

Tips for optimum aftercare with Dr Alice Rudd,
Skindepth Dermatology

What is the effect of laser/chemical peels on the skin?

Depending on the level of the treatment (i.e. epidermal, dermal), the skin barrier is disrupted. For example a chemical peel with lactic acid will exfoliate the top layers of skin (keratin of the epidermis), and this actually creates a better and smoother barrier. However treatments that target the dermis might interfere with the epidermis, such as micro-needling and ablative lasers. In these cases, it is important to nourish the epidermis and repair its disrupted barrier. Avoid agents that are too occlusive due to blockage of tracts made in the skin, but nourishing enough to repair the temporarily damaged epidermis. Basic products should be used with the addition of healing ingredients if necessary. The skin is also prone to infection when compromised so it’s important to use products that contain antibacterial properties.

Pigment laser will also cause an injury to the epidermis which will eventually slough off. It is important in these instances to use a hydrating product to allow the skin to gently shed itself (please remember to avoid picking flaking skin or exfoliating). Vascular laser should not have any skin barrier disruption but the skin will be hot and swollen and again needs to be treated with products that cool the skin and reduce swelling.

Do we need to alter our skin regime post-procedure?

Make sure you avoid applying any highly active skincare products to your skin until your clinician or practitioner has advised it's fine to do so. Straight after laser it is best to use a basic hydrating cleanser and moisturiser until your skin is no longer sensitive. Cicalfate Post-Procedure's combination of repairing and antibacterial agents (Sucralfate + Copper & Zinc complex) nourishes the skin and helps heal the skin barrier.

How long do we need to follow this post-procedure routine?

It depends on the procedure and the recovery time. Usually 1 week is ample, but sometimes might require up to 10-14 days. It is important in this period to be extremely vigilant with sun protection. Regular skin care can usually resume once the skin has completely healed. Please consult with your clinician if you are unsure.

Why is SPF so important post-procedure?

Sunscreen is imperative. It is your number one friend. Use a good quality sunscreen daily. It needs to be SPF 30+ minimum (preferably 50+) and one that contains minimal chemical absorbers. Physical blockers contain zinc which has the other great benefit of being anti-inflammatory, so will help to protect the skin. It also sits on top of the skin rather than being absorbed into the damaged skin. UV protection prevents unwanted post procedure redness and pigmentation.

Can we still wear makeup, particularly foundation and concealer?

Try to avoid the application of makeup after laser and skin treatments. Try to hold off until the next day, or even better wait a minimum of 24 hours. For light coverage you may like to use a BB cream- perhaps for sensitive skin. Mineral powder makeups are also recommended. Try to avoid concealers and anything with a heavy coverage. Part of the reason for this is we don’t want harsh removal of makeup that will disrupt the healing process. Once the skin has healed you may go back to your heavier makeup if desired (although the aim would be to have such glowing skin you barely need one!)

Cicalfate Skin Care Range