For many years, physicians have utilized lasers for medical procedures. Lasers are especially useful as they are very accurate medical devices. Doctors can precisely pinpoint treatment areas with lasers; therefore, success rates for standard procedures are very high. In many dermatological situations, lasers are the best tool to use.

What is Laser Rejuvenation?

Laser rejuvenation is the process of using a laser to remove outer layers of skin to expose new, younger skin, thereby improving your appearance. Pulsating beams of light are directed at irregular skin through the laser. This light penetrates the outer layers of the skin allowing the physician to remove damaged skin carefully. (2)  The light beams are absorbed by the mitochondria which leads to increased adenosine triphosphate levels and a burst of healthy cell production. (1) Additionally, this triggers increased production of collagen, enzymes and cell growth which results in a younger, smoother, and more youthful skin appearance.

Who is a candidate for laser rejuvenation?

If you have fine lines, wrinkles, shallow scars or sun damaged skin, you could be a good candidate for laser rejuvenation. If you have active acne, dark skin or deep wrinkles this procedure is probably not a good fit for you. (2) This procedure works most effectively for people in good health looking to improve skin imperfections and achieve an even skin tone.

How do I prepare for treatment?

Talk to your doctor about any medical issues you have.  Cold sores and fever blisters around the mouth can be triggered by laser rejuvenation. Before your procedure, you will need to avoid OTC medication and supplements that affect clotting such as ibuprofen, vitamin E, fish oil and aspirin.  If you smoke, you should stop for at least two weeks before and two weeks after the procedure.  Smoking impacts your skins ability to heal well. Healing generally takes between 5 and ten days depending upon the size of the treatment area. We ask that you allow your skin to heal before resuming your makeup regimen.

What risks are possible with this procedure?

As with any medical procedure, there are certain risks you should be aware of before participating in laser rejuvenation. Those risks include:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Bleeding
  • Scarring
  • Crusting
  • Discoloration

Before choosing this treatment method, you should discuss any questions and potential side effects with your health care provider.

How do I find out more information?

To learn more about the exact procedure we use at Essentials Medispa and Salon feel free to schedule a consultation and learn more. If you think that your fine lines, wrinkles, and sunspots could be improved by our laser the front desk will schedule a consultation for you and answer any questions you may have. Don’t spend another day hating your reflection! Let us help you put your best face forward.