Laser Skin Rejuvenation
Reduce fine lines. Diminish signs of aging. And turn back the clock
The building blocks of smooth, youthful skin are elastin and collagen—with laser skin revitalization, pulses of light penetrate the skin’s sub-layers, treating its aging support structure. The body’s natural healing process then rebuilds the tissue, with even texture and fewer wrinkles.
This non-invasive treatment uses lasers to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and scars, to even out skin coloring (pigmentation), to tighten skin and to remove lesions, both benign (non-cancerous) and malignant.
The lasers stimulate the growth of new collagen fibers resulting in new skin that is smoother and firmer. This popular procedure is known by several other names, including lasabrasion, laser peel or laser vaporization.
Who is a good candidate for laser skin resurfacing?
You may be an ideal candidate for laser skin resurfacing if you have:
Scars from acne or chickenpox.
Uneven skin pigmentation.
Skin scars or birthmarks.
Age spots, liver spots.
Non-responsive skin after a facelift.
Fine lines or wrinkles around or under the eyes, forehead or mouth
Enlarged oil glands on your nose.
You may not be a good candidate for laser skin resurfacing if you have:
Very dark skin.
Excessive or sagging skin.
• Avoid all alpha hydroxy and beta hydroxy products (AHA/BHA), hydroquinone’s, retinols/retinoids, aspirin, Tazorac, Differin, and Vitamin E products for 3 days before your treatment.
• Clients should come to their treatment with a clean face and no make‐up on.
• Avoid extended sun exposure or tanning for 1 week pre & post treatment.
• Clients who are darkly tanned or sunburned should wait at least 2 weeks before being treated in order to avoid additional skin damage.
• If you are prone to cold sores, take an anti‐viral medication (such as Valtrex) prior to your treatment.
• Clients who have used Accutane within the last 6 months CANNOT have laser skin treatments.
• Avoid all alpha hydroxy and beta hydroxy products (AHA/BHA), hydroquinone’s, retinols/retinoids, aspirin, Tazorac, Differin, and Vitamin E products for up to 5 days post treatment.
• Discomfort can be relieved with cool compresses or acetaminophen (Tylenol). DO NOT ingest aspirin or products containing aspirin until complete healing has occurred. To reduce swelling you may apply ice packs to the treated area. Ice should be wrapped in a soft cloth and applied for 10 to 15 minutes.
• When washing your face for the first 1‐2 days, do not scrub. Use a gentle cleanser with no acids.
• Showers are permitted but prolonged bathing is not advised. You may pat the treated area gently with a soft cloth but DO NOT RUB with a towel or washcloth for at least 3 days or until redness subsides.
• Apply a protective ointment to the treated area two or more times daily for 3 to 5 days.
This process is critical in keeping the skin hydrated and preventing bacteria from entering the skin.
• It is imperative that you use a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen with an SPF of at least 20 or higher and avoid direct sunlight for at least 7 days post treatment.
• Within 48 to 72 hours post treatment, you may experience flaking or peeling. This will generally last a few days. DO NOT PICK OR PULL THE SKIN.
• Do not have any other facial treatments for at least 2 weeks post treatment.
• Avoid swimming and contact sports while the skin is healing.