Is the Laser Treatment Good for Your Skin?
Dr. Vi Sharma has worked in the field of cosmetic surgery
He has a Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, Monash University; and former member of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine and the Royal Australian College of General Practice.
Your skin may be looking a little dull and tired. No amount of skincare routine will remedy this. We have all faced this. With so much pollution around us, it is only bound to happen. Even our internal levels of stress can affect our outer look, which is a bummer cause we are all stressed. This does not mean you have to keep living with your dull skin, no. We have the solution. Consider getting a laser skin treatment here at Skin Club Cosmetic Doctors.
You may be wondering, are laser skin treatments good for your skin and actually worth it? Well, yes. Laser skin treatments can solve a lot of skin problems. You will see a noticeable difference from the first session itself. Laser skin treatments will help you regain your confidence. Laser skin rejuvenation can be highly beneficial for you if you have :
- Any age spots
- Any facial scars
- Any acne scars
- Any fine lines
- Facial wrinkles
- Crow’s feet
- Sagging skin
- Any uneven skin tone
A dermatologist or medical professional may perform a technique called laser skin resurfacing. It entails utilising lasers to help enhance the texture and appearance of skin.
Your dermatologist may suggest either ablative or non-ablative lasers depending on your particular needs. Erbium or carbon dioxide (CO2) are examples of ablative lasers. Deep wrinkles, warts, and scars can all be removed with CO2 laser resurfacing treatments. Erbium is used to treat superficial skin issues including fine lines and wrinkles. Ablative lasers of both types remove the skin’s outer layers.
On the other hand, no skin layers are removed with non-ablative lasers. These consist of fractional or pulse-dye or pulse-light lasers. These lasers can effectively treat skin conditions like Rosacea, spider veins, and other acne-related skin issues.
After your laser skin treatment, the treated skin should show a difference right away. Your skin may continue to be pink or red for a few months depending on the laser therapy. The improvement in your skin could last for several years and could continue for up to a year. New wrinkles further caused by age may ultimately appear, which can again be remedied and removed through laser skin treatment or laser resurfacing.
Laser skin treatments are effective procedures, but the treatment is only good for your skin if you prepare it correctly before getting the treatment. According to our experts here at Skin Club Cosmetic Doctors, You should refrain from tanning or prolonged sun exposure and wear broad-spectrum sunscreen every day of SPF 50 ++ for four weeks before treatment. Also, from four weeks prior to the surgery, any deep face peels like strong chemical peels, laser resurfacing, or dermabrasion must be avoided as well. You should also avoid using photosensitive drugs like doxycycline and minocycline for at least 72 hours before treatment.
Tell our doctor if you have ever experienced oral or genital herpes or shingles in the area being treated, and begin taking your antiviral medicine like valacyclovir or acyclovir as prescribed by our doctors at Skin Club Cosmetic Doctors. Begin these medications at least two days before the laser skin treatment and continue for three days after treatment.
You may also be advised to apply a topical retinoid to the treatment area of your skin for around four weeks prior to your laser skin treatment in order to get your skin ready for the laser resurfacing.
Consult our experts here at Skin Club Cosmetic Doctors for further guidance on laser skin treatments. Know whether you are a good candidate for this treatment and what are your other options for all kinds of cosmetic problems.