A clean, airbrushed glow. We all want it and many at-home treatments, like masks or scrubs, and in-office treatments like chemical peels and microdermabrasion can help you accomplish this. The reality? Lasers are the most effective solution.
Lasers can sound scary, but they don’t need to be. It’s true that a laser is a modality that uses light stimulated by radiation, yet lasers have changed over the years, becoming more effective, safe and customizable. By harnessing the power of light and heat to improve skin, patients can see ample differences in a short treatment session.
Is it your first time considering a laser treatment? Here’s what you should know.
- Always use a trained professional.
These days, spas and other skin facilities are on every corner – but not every skincare treatment center has a trained professional operating the laser treatments. Lasers are very powerful, thanks to its ability to use light to stimulate collagen. But the right laser treatment uses a precise wavelength and amount of energy, which can be the biggest difference between perfect skin or an awful-looking burn.
Rule of thumb: Always seen a board-certified facial plastic surgeon with significant experience in laser resurfacing treatments.
- There are different categories of lasers – and they all operate differently.
Ablative and non-ablative lasers are the two key categories, as the former wounds the skin while the latter doesn’t, and light therapies are a gentler option to both types of lasers.
Ablative – This powerful type of laser removes the top layer of your skin, along with the second layer of your skin, called the dermis. These lasers force collagen production so fine lines and wrinkles are softened while sunspots are lightened. It’ll take about a week to recover from ablative lasers.
Non-ablative – These gentler lasers direct energy to the top layer of your skin.
- Maintaining results are in your hands.
While lasers will product results, the maintenance is up to you. A good topical routine equipped with the right mix of skincare products will optimize your laser results for the long term. Always wear sunscreen and use a retinol and know that continued sun exposure or old habits (like skipping sunscreen) will wreak havoc to your skin, reverting it back to its pre-laser state.
- Consult your facial plastic surgeon about your options.
At Visage Skin Care & Laser Center, a division of Robinson Facial Plastic Surgery, a slew of laser options is available depending on your needs. At your consultation, Heather Davis, LE will assess your goals to determine what’s best for you.
Some laser treatments we offer include:
HALO – This hybrid factional laser uses an ablative and non-ablative laser in a single treatment to take years of damage off your face.
BBL Corrective Therapy – Broadband Light Therapy, or BBL, uses intense pulses of light energy to restore a more youthful complexion with little to no downtime.
Nano Laser Peel – This peel removes layers of dull, damaged skin to reveal smooth skin with minimal downtime.
Micro Laser Peel – This peel removes a thin layer of damaged skin to improve texture, giving you a more youthful appearance with minimal downtime.
Ready to explore laser treatments? Contact us for a consultation 770-667-3090