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June 10, 2019

Things To Consider Before Laser Facial Rejuvenation

Laser skin rejuvenation is a justified way to help straighten wrinkles, age spots, acne scars, and other blemishes as well as tightening the skin and balance complexion, however, as lasers can do so much and may differ in how they act on your skin, it is quite difficult to know where to initiate the treatment. We suggest you before you go too far and get mixed up, you must know the following yet most important things about laser skin rejuvenation. The market is overwhelmed with the brands, instead, focus on your desired results and your prevailing problem.

The Time of Year that you Have Laser Treatment Can Have an Effect on the Results

Do you know autumn is known to be the laser season? Since laser-treated skin is initially vulnerable to sun damage for up to a year soon after the laser skin rejuvenation Dr. Ayesha Akbar, MD, age management specialist at the Midwest Anti Aging and Med Spa strongly recommends undergoing laser skin rejuvenation during the fall and winter seasons, where daytime hours are shorter and you spend most of your time indoors.

Regardless of what season you undergo the laser skin rejuvenation procedure, always wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily and reapply if needed. This prevention will not only help premature aging, but it will also help avoid skin cancer and offer the best results.

Treatment May Be Painful

Patients who undergo laser facial rejuvenation often compare the sensation during the laser treatment as a rubber band hitting against the skin, well how actually does the laser resurfacing feels like depends on the laser, the depth of the area treated and individuals forbearance for pain. Deeper laser treatments may need local anesthetic injections or IV sedation to keep a patient comfortable.

Some lasers that pass through the skin without removing layers cause minimal to no pain and require only a topical numbing cream to avoid any discomfort. Dr. Ayesha will advise safer ways to control discomfort after laser facial rejuvenation.

Having Darker Skin Does Not Mean you Cannot Have Laser Resurfacing

A very common delusion is that laser facial rejuvenation is only helpful for lighter skin tone. While it is certain that few lasers bring a higher risk of cell damage and hyperpigmentation in the darker complexion. However, there are several safe and effective laser skin rejuvenation options available. For lighter skin tone African American, Hispanic or Asian skin tones Erbium lasers can be a potential option, causing lesser risks of hyperpigmentation.

Patients having a black or darker skin tone need to take note of other resurfacing options such as Radio-frequency or micro-needling treatments.

Contact us today to learn more about laser skin services.

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