Regardless of age, addressing certain skin imperfections can improve your confidence and self-esteem. But what type of treatment works to address these skin issues? Opting for laser skin resurfacing can enhance your skin’s tone, texture, and overall appearance. Unlike some other treatments, laser skin resurfacing stimulates natural collagen production, resulting in softer, smoother, and more supple skin.
There are a multitude of lasers that all do different things. Additionally, there are several companies who sell these lasers and trademark a particular name for each making it even more confusing for the patient to know what is best for their individual concerns. ANEU Med Spa offers a variety of different laser skin treatments to cater to all different concerns whether they be discoloration in the form of brown spots or redness, textural imperfections such as wrinkles or scarring, and laxity which presents itself as sagging skin and jowls. Ablative lasers, such as the Halo by Sciton and Profractional by Sciton, can have some extra down time, but are highly effective in eliminating scars, diminishing deep wrinkles, and improving skin laxity with fewer treatments than non-ablative lasers.
On the other hand, non-ablative lasers do not remove any skin layers so their downtime is far less than ablative lasers. These lasers, like the BBL Photofacial, or IPL devices are suitable for treating broken capillaries, sun damage, rosacea, brown spots and skin concerns associated with acne. The tradeoff comes in needing a few more treatments, but patients are able to carry on with their regular schedule due to very minimal downtime.
If you have concerns regarding your skin related to age, sun exposure, or acne that’s hard to treat with over-the-counter (OTC) products, consider laser skin resurfacing. Laser skin resurfacing can address various skin issues, including acne scars, age spots, scars, fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, and uneven skin tone.
Determining whether laser procedures are right for you depends on multiple factors including your skin type, your sun exposure, any medications that could cause photosensitivity and more. Individuals with lighter skin tones often make ideal candidates as they have a lower risk of experiencing hyperpigmentation. However, it is a misconception that laser skin resurfacing is exclusively for light skin. It is essential to consult with a knowledgeable laser technician, nurse or NP at ANEU Med Spa, as they can recommend the most suitable laser type for you.
When undergoing laser skin resurfacing, it is crucial to be aware of the possible side effects of the procedure. Like any other cosmetic treatment, there is a possibility of experiencing certain complications such as prolonged redness, hyperpigmentation and swelling. This is why it is crucial to diligently follow the pre-care and post-care instructions provided by ANEU Med Spa to minimize the risk of these complications. Last, your provider may prescribe a preventive antibiotic or antiviral medication, depending on your medical history. The healing process typically spans from 3 to 10 days. Remember that factors such as the treatment area’s size and the laser’s depth may influence the recovery time.
Take the first step towards learning more about laser treatments including laser skin resurfacing by scheduling a consultation today. It is crucial to clearly understand what to anticipate before, during, and after the procedure. At ANEU Med Spa, our experienced team is ready to guide you through the process and discuss your treatment choices.