Modern medical and cosmetic technology has brought us numerous benefits in anti-aging and appearance areas, and a great example of this is found in the world of laser treatments. Treatments that simply were not available a generation ago, various laser treatments are now not only completely safe, but highly effective in several major cosmetic areas.
At Beauty Now, we’re proud to offer several laser-related treatments to our wide array of clients, from laser skin resurfacing to laser hair removal and more. How should you go about deciding which of our popular laser treatments is best for your needs, or whether another of our services altogether is actually the proper course of action? Here are some basic tips on the skin and lasers, plus some basics on each of the common procedures and when they might be right for you.
Evaluating Skin for Laser Treatments
Laser treatments can treat several things, including wrinkles, lines on the face, pigmentation issues, and several kinds of superficial facial scars. Before determining which to use, you’ll have a consultation where you and your cosmetic professional will go over a few basics on your skin type and qualities – in particular, they’re looking for the oil quantity of your skin and the way it responds to scarring. Those with highly oily skin might be directed away from certain laser treatments, as are those who develop certain kinds of scars easily.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
For those looking to rid the skin of the signs of several different issues, but don’t want to spend the money on significantly more involved procedures, laser skin resurfacing is a great option. It can address everything from lines and wrinkles to acne scars and pigmentation issues, leaving you with smoother, younger-looking skin.
Best of all, laser skin resurfacing is not a one-size-fits-all procedure. It’s available in a few different formats, each of which cover multiple skin types. Those primarily looking for anti-aging rejuvenation are often directed toward laser skin resurfacing.
For those with “age spots” or other sun damage issues that were caused earlier in life, the IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) photofacial might be recommended. This technology is specifically meant to reverse sun damage, even the kind that’s been forming for decades, getting rid of blotching, wrinkles, spots and even visible veins in these areas. These treatments are quick and painless, making them ideal for people who do not have time available for more involved procedures.
Laser Hair Removal
For a purely aesthetic treatment that can permanently rid you of unwanted hair in several areas, there’s nothing more efficient than laser hair removal. It’s for both men and women, working through targeted light to remove hairs at the follicle level, where they can’t grow back. There’s absolutely no risk of skin damage with this treatment.
For more on choosing the right laser treatment, or to learn about any of our dermal fillers or microneedling services, contact the pros at Beauty Now today.