What is a Laser Facial?
A laser facial is a form of laser skin resurfacing. It improves the appearance of your skin by utilizing a strong, pulsating beam of light. On the face, the technique can be used to treat wrinkles, sun damage, and scars.
Additionally, a laser facial can help balance out the tone of your skin and minimize redness and inflammation.
A laser facial can be performed on any portion of your body that requires it. It is, however, most frequently employed in locations such as the:
How Does Laser Facials Work?
Your provider will deliver the laser light in a series of rapid pulses via hand-held equipment. The lasers are directed at the epithelial tissue, the outermost layer of cells in your skin. Additionally, the device delivers brief blasts of cool air to the treatment area, protecting and soothing your skin.
Each skin treatment targets specific areas of the skin. The laser stimulates the creation of collagen in the skin. As a result, the skin begins to regenerate collagen and elastin (a protein that maintains the elasticity of the skin). This rejuvenation process tightens the skin and minimizes the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and scars.
Who should get this procedure?
Consider this procedure if you have skin care concerns related to aging, sun exposure, or acne that are not curable with over-the-counter (OTC) products.
Laser facial is a procedure that can be used to address one or more of the following skin problems:
- age spots
- acne scars
- fine lines and wrinkles
- crow’s feet
- sagging skin
- uneven skin tone
- enlarged oil glands
How is post-operative care handled?
The beauty of regular laser and light treatments is that you leave looking better than you did when you entered. Your skin appears fresh, radiant, and soft. The additional hydration provided by the products immediately alleviates any transitory or transient heat generated by the laser treatment. Adding sun protection for a few days and increasing your hydrators and SPF can be really beneficial, but no specific items are required afterwards. Following a laser treatment, your skin is more receptive to the penetration of active chemicals. Thus, now is an excellent moment to prioritize the use of antioxidants and non-irritating anti-aging substances. Avoid retinoids or glycolic acid completely for at least 48 hours thereafter.