All of us have gotten a sunburn at some time or another. Here are my best tips for treatment:
- Immediately start taking Ibuprofen.
- Hydrocortisone 1% applied for 3-5 days will help to decrease inflammation.
- Sunburns don’t heal overnight. Apply extra moisturizer such as Cetaphil cream daily for 2-4 weeks.
- Post-burn, skin is very sensitive. Be extra cautious about exposure.
- After damage has been done, laser procedures such as Fraxel laser can erase much (but not all) ill effects.