Laser Skin Rejuvenation
Laser skin rejuvenation is one of the latest and most exciting cosmetic procedures available. This treatment is perfect for those looking for a safe, quick procedure to rejuvenate and revitalize the skin. Laser skin rejuvenation has become the procedure of choice among top celebrities, as well as the “working” population who cannot afford time away from work to recover from more intense procedures, or who want a better solution to sun-damaged, aging or acne-scarred skin.
Glenoaks Laser Center Laser Skin Rejuvenation FAQ’s
- How does laser skin rejuvenation work?
Collagen provides the support network to our skin. As we age, the collagen breaks down causing lines and wrinkles. The laser works by stimulating collagen production. As the new collagen is generated, lines and wrinkles are decreased. Additionally, years of sun exposure can cause discoloration, large pores, and pigmented or red areas on the skin. Patients report, and studies have confi rmed, that this procedure results in a refreshed appearance, smoother skin texture, an even skin tone, and a decrease in pore size. Those with difficult acne scarring will also notice a marked improvement.
- Why should I choose this procedure?
Because the action of laser skin rejuvenation is non-ablative (does not remove any skin) there are many benefi ts over other traditional laser procedures. The laser treatment is quick and offers no downtime - you can immediately return to your normal activities. There is minimal discomfort, and a very low risk of any complications. Patients will experience progressive improvement over several months for a fresh, natural look. Laser skin rejuvenation is compatible with a whole host of other cosmetic procedures so that maximum results can be achieved.
- Is the procedure safe?
The MedLite laser used for skin rejuvenation is one of the safest lasers on the market today. In the hands of trained medical professionals, the MedLite laser offers a safe and effective treatment with very little risk of complications. Patients of all skin types can be safely treated - including tanned skin.
- What body areas can be treated?
The laser can be used to rejuvenate many body areas including the face, hands, neck and chest.
- How many treatments will I need?
Laser skin rejuvenation is a gradual process. Usually patients need 4-6 treatments spaced at 3-5 weeks apart. Many patients choose to return for touch-up treatments after the initial treatment session ends.
- What does the procedure feel like?
Laser skin rejuvenation is not painful. Many describe the feeling as a tingling sensation. Anesthesia is usually not necessary, but you may request a topical cream depending on your own experience.
- What can I expect after the treatment?
This procedure eliminates the recovery associated with other ablative laser skin resurfacing treatments. Laser skin rejuvenation does not remove any surface skin or cause any visible effect beyond a mild to moderate redness, which usually fades within an hour after treatment. No specific care is needed after treatment, although you may be asked to avoid sun and some skin products for a period of time after the treatment. It is important to follow your physician’s instructions exactly.