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Post Procedure Skincare

Yay! You made it through your laser, microneedling, or chemical peel and are on your way to more glowy, smooth, youthful skin. But what do you do during the slightly uncomfortable healing phase? The right regimen can not only help augment results but also speed up the recovery process. Your provider should send you home with detailed instructions, and here are some of my post-procedure essentials.

Revision Gentle Foaming Cleanser
Neocutis Neo Cleanse Gentle Skin Cleanser
A gentle sulfate-free cleanser will prevent irritation, and the one from Revision also contains calming ingredients like aloe and chamomile.

After a laser treatment, my skin tends to feel warm and flushed. Applying a mask like this one will help soothe and cool.

SkinMedica TNS Ceramide Treatment Cream
Epionce Medical Barrier Cream
EltaMD Barrier Renewal Complex
Neocutis Bio Cream Firm Riche
Moisture is key for optimal healing! Since the protective moisture barrier of the skin may be compromised post-procedure, it's so important to keep skin hydrated. All of these moisturizers contain ceramides which will help nourish and protect the skin. They're even great to use for dry flaky skin during the winter or for eczema.

Osmosis Skincare MD Protect Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30
Senté Invisible Shield - SPF 49 Untinted
Sensitized skin is more susceptible to UV damage (hyperpigmentation) so slather on that SPF! Look for a mineral sunscreen like these; they're gentler on post-treatment skin.

Dermablend Cover Care Full Coverage Concealer
As long as it's cleared by your provider and depending on the treatment performed, after 48 hours you can cover up any redness or bruises with a concealer. This one provides a matte finish but is also hydrating.

You've invested time and money into these procedures—now protect that investment with proper aftercare!

About Dr. Monica Kieu

Dr. Monica Kieu

Monica Kieu, D.O., FACS is a board-certified specialist in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgery. She has a passion for making her patients look as good as they feel.


A native of Southern California, Dr. Kieu received her medical degree, with honors, from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona. She completed her residency in Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery at Michigan State University/Detroit Medical Center, where she was chief resident. In addition, she completed a prestigious fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Toronto. She has authored numerous papers and presentations for peer-reviewed medical journals and conferences. As a leading expert in her field, Dr. Kieu frequently lectures and demonstrates her aesthetic techniques to other physicians and health care providers. She was recently named one of LA’s Top Docs by Los Angeles Magazine.


As a Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Kieu is well-versed in the assessment and treatment of skin issues such as aging, pigmentation, vascular conditions, and texture irregularities. She firmly believes that good skincare is the foundation for healthy, youthful skin. An appropriate skincare regimen can augment and maintain results of any surgical or non-surgical procedure, and Dr. Kieu is thrilled to be able to partner with to offer the very best skincare products available on the market!

Appointment & Contact Information

Non-surgical Procedures: Botox, fillers, injectable rhinoplasty, platelet-rich plasma, microneedling, RF microneedling, CO2 laser

Surgical Procedures: rhinoplasty, facelift, neck lift, browlift, eyelid surgery, chin liposuction, buccal fat removal, lip lift, otoplasty (ear reshaping), mole removal, scar revision

Newport Beach Office


361 Hospital Road Ste 522

Newport Beach, CA 92663

(949) 645-5179

MONDAY: 9:00am-5:00pm

TUESDAY: 9:00am-5:00pm

WEDNESDAY  9:00am-5:00pm

THURSDAY: 9:00am-5:00pm

FRIDAY: 9:00am–5:00pm