Laser Skin Rejuvenation: What to Expect
When considering skin care treatments, there are plenty of procedures out there, some invasive and some not. Laser skin resurfacing is a non-invasive, stress-free treatment that delivers excellent results. Even better, you can complete the procedure without interrupting your entire day.
What is a Laser?
The term laser (Light Amplification through Stimulated Emissions of Radiation) describes a focused concentration of light with a narrow beam for application.
These beams of light emit one color of the light spectrum (monochromatic) with each color of the spectrum having a specific purpose. The distinct lasers vary in applications because the different skin blemishes, as well as the tissues, absorb different colors of light.
Lasers are short, pulsating beams of light that concentrate on irregular skin by removing it layer by layer. At Dreyfuss Plastic Surgery, we use the advanced laser technology Laser Genesis, an advanced Yag laser treatment for skin conditions like wrinkles, enlarged pores, scarring, uneven texture, and tone.
What to Expect
Individuals with all skin types and tones can find help with laser skin resurfacing. We apply a topical numbing cream to the target site. During your treatment, you may feel a warming sensation beneath the skin surface.
Most patients find the procedure relaxing and comfortable. We pass the laser over the area about a half-inch above the surface. It is suitable for multiple treatment sites including the chest, neck, and face.
There may be some side-effects from the laser including some mild pinkness or redness. These will subside in a matter of hours. The procedure is not only useful in removing skin blemishes and discoloration but extremely safe as well. Because there is no downtime, it makes an excellent lunchtime treatment where you can leave our office and return to your daily routine.
We typically recommend five treatment sessions for optimal results. The number of sessions may vary depending on the severity of your concerns. However, one session will deliver a refreshed skin presence if you need to look your best before an important event on your calendar. We can also utilize Laser Genesis with other aesthetic treatments to boost collagen production and add to your anti-aging regimen.
Results become apparent within a few days, with significant outcomes visible within three to nine weeks after your initial treatment. Because Laser Genesis promotes collagen production, the cosmetic improvement will take some to for the skin to repair itself and reach its full potential.
Laser Genesis is an excellent skin rejuvenation treatment to add to your skincare and anti-aging treatment plan. Whether used as a standalone procedure or with other treatments like microdermabrasion or microneedling, it is an effective maintenance program that can produce or extend your results.
If you are considering a non-invasive skin care treatment to revive skin health and appearance, you should schedule a consultation with our team of aesthetic professionals today.