A laser facial treatment is one of the most effective ways to achieve amazingly smooth skin. It can treat various skin issues such as sun damage, premature aging, and acne scarring.
Basically, the treatment exfoliates the skin’s damaged layers using laser energy, allowing them to be replaced with a healthy new layer of smoother, younger-looking skin.
Curious? Read on and learn more about our laser facial.
Laser Facial 101
A laser facial is a type of treatment that uses laser energy to remove dead, damaged skin cells and enhance natural collagen production. It’s especially good for issues like:
- acne scarring
- sun spots
- fine lines and wrinkles
The laser essentially removes the skin’s damaged surface layers to pave the way for a healthy new layer of smoother, more even-toned skin. A laser facial can also stimulate collagen production, making your skin tighter and more youthful-looking each day!
Best of all, a laser facial doesn’t take long. It can be done in as fast as 30 minutes! Plus, it’s virtually painless!
A laser facial is safe and effective and produces the best results when performed by a professional. However, there are some side effects that can occur during and after the procedure, such as skin redness, swelling, or bruising. This is perfectly normal and should go away within a few days. Beyond that, it’s advisable to consult a dermatologist.
As for the frequency of treatment, a laser facial every month for at least 4 months is recommended for continuous collagen production. After that, you can have a laser facial once a year to maintain your results for longer.
To achieve and prolong your best results, you should also:
- Avoid sun exposure before and after the laser facial.
- Refrain from using any harsh skincare products or exfoliants before and after the procedure.
- Always use sunblock with at least SPF50 if you can’t avoid going out to prevent any further damage.
- Drink plenty of water after your laser facial to help alleviate any swelling.
Are Laser Facials Good for Acne and Acne Scarring?
Absolutely! A laser facial is one of the best treatments for acne and acne scarring because it will help decrease the appearance of hyperpigmentation, scarring, fine lines, and wrinkles. The laser can also help kill off acne-causing bacteria, thus reducing breakouts and is a great option if you want to restore smoother, healthier looking skin with a youthful glow.
As for acne scars, a laser facial can help get rid of unwanted acne scars! The laser effectively tightens up your pores and is safe and effective on all skin types and tones.
The Best Way to Treat Sun Damage
Laser treatments are an effective way to treat sun damage since they can treat brown spots, melasma, and other forms of hyperpigmentation.
A laser facial can also provide instant facial rejuvenation, and it’s more affordable compared to other laser treatments. Plus, the results can last up to six months.
Best of all, laser facials have virtually no downtime. Any redness or swelling subsides within a week, gradually revealing smoother, glowing skin.
What to Do Before and After Treatment
Don’t drink alcohol for at least 24 hours before your laser facial. Instead, drink lots of water to flush out any toxins and to help prep your skin for the treatment. Avoid applying cosmetics or harsh exfoliators so you don’t irritate the skin.
After the treatment, just follow your dermatologist’s aftercare instructions and lay off cosmetics for a week. Your dermatologist might also prescribe protective or soothing skin care products to help the skin heal faster.
And of course, always use sunscreen whenever you step outside!
I Want to Try a Laser Facial. How Do I Go About It?
A laser facial is a non-invasive procedure that can give you smoother skin and a more youthful glow. Many of our patients in Palo Alto have had great results treating fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation – with virtually no downtime.
So if you’re looking for an amazing laser facial treatment that can help reveal your best skin ever, look no further than our office! Contact our experienced specialists today to schedule a consultation and start getting the beautiful skin you’ve always wanted!