Molly Orden, PA-C, shares her absolute must-haves for post-procedure care! Learn more about her recommendation for post-treatment protocols and why she prefers DNA Repair Complex.
Molly’s Ultimate Post-Procedure Protocol
“I try to keep post-procedure skincare fairly simple! Here’s my preferred regimen for daytime.
- Use your gentle cleanser
- Gently pat your face dry
- Apply the RescueMD DNA Repair Complex
- Apply a moisturizer
- Apply SPF (50+)
My preferred post-procedure regimen for nighttime is the same minus the SPF! Also, if they're particularly dry and flaky after CO2 or another procedure, I will also have them put a little Aquaphor on top at night and go to bed!”*
Her Favorite Cleansers
“A gentle cleanser such as CeraVe Foaming Cleanser or CeraVE Hydrating Cleanser (these are my two favorites). I also love Vanicream or Cetaphil.”
Her Go-To SPF’S
“SPF everyday is an absolute must not just for post-procedure, but all the time. I tell my patients SPF absolutely every single day and I tell them there’s no such thing as too much sunscreen! I love the ColorScience sunscreen (I wear it everyday!). I have the Flex ColorScience, Classic, and then Glow. I typically will mix all three and or go for just the Classic but either way I recommend SPF and specifically SPF 50 or higher everyday and post-procedure.
In the summertime, I really advocate for a sun hat, sunglasses, and physical barriers to protect the skin from the sun even further, and of course I always recommend reapplication of SPF.”
Her Ultimate Post-Procedure Serum, DNA Repair Complex
“I truly love DNA Repair Complex. I prefer it more so than other post-procedure skincare products because it is more hydrating to the skin and it layers really nicely under my moisturizer. I also think it just really works!”
“I do regular microneedling on my face often. I first tried DNA Repair Complex months ago when I just did regular microneedling (typically it takes me a bit longer to heal when I do microneedling with PRP versus just regular microneedling and I don’t put anything else on my face). I noticed that it takes an extra day or so for the redness to calm down. I used DNA Repair Complex the last time I did regular microneedling and I swear it was like nothing happened! I healed so quickly. I was the least red I've ever been and from that minute on I was sold on the product. I liked it so much that I continued to use it underneath my moisturizer in my skincare regimen.
I also thought it helped with my acne. If I have a pimple or breakout, I wash my face in the morning and then I spray some hypochlorous acid on my face (which I also love) and then put on my DNA Repair Complex, my moisturizer, and my sunscreen and I go about my day.”
"I've also used DNA Repair Complex after BBL Moxi laser which I absolutely love. I've also used it on patients when I brought it to the office. I put DNA Repair Complex on my mom after her microneedling frequency and CO2 laser treatment. It was the first time she's ever gotten anything done. I put it on her post procedure and then she sat in the front foyer of the office while she was waiting to go home and I was seeing other patients. While she was waiting, I came out and I saw my mom's face (this is only a few minutes after she got this treatment done) and her face looks so good! It was so much less red! While I don't want to say it looked like nothing happened (because we obviously just lasered her), it looked so good and it only been a few minutes. I absolutely love it."
RescueMD customer's results (7 days post-treatment) after one IPL session with RescueMD post-care regimen. Customer is not a patient of Orden or JECT.
"I recently used it after my own CO2 laser and microneedling with radio frequency treatment. Obviously after the treatment I was really red and I put it on right away. I could not have been more impressed or happy. I healed so quickly from that treatment and I had very little downtime and I absolutely loved it. The next day I was so much less red! The next evening I was able to go out to dinner and put on makeup and everyone I told was shocked that I just had this treatment done. I'm convinced that my rapid healing had a lot to do with the DNA Repair Complex and I'm sure I will fall more in love with it as I continue to use it.”
Why Do You Recommend Continuing With RescueMD DNA Repair Complex For Everyday Skincare?
“I love it! I love the way it feels underneath my moisturizer and that it is a multitasking serum with powerful ingredients. It's silky, hydrating and I love the way it feels on my face. It's absolutely one of my favorite things and new additions to my skincare regimen.”
About Molly Orden, PA-C
Molly Orden, PA-C is a board certified and state licensed Physician Assistant who specializes in both general and cosmetic Dermatology. Molly received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University Of Miami where she received the prestigious academic Dickinson Scholarship, which is reserved for top-performing students. She then completed her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Nova Southeastern University. Molly is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.
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