All of us have gotten a sunburn at some time or another. Here are my best tips for treatment:

  1. Immediately start taking Ibuprofen.
  2. Hydrocortisone 1% applied for 3-5 days will help to decrease inflammation.
  3. Sunburns don’t heal overnight. Apply extra moisturizer such as Cetaphil cream daily for 2-4 weeks.
  4. Post-burn, skin is very sensitive. Be extra cautious about exposure.
  5. After damage has been done, laser procedures such as Fraxel laser can erase much (but not all) ill effects.