So You’re Considering a Laser Treatment…
Dermatologists have been harnessing the power of light to treat skin conditions for over a century, and today, laser technologies are used to help reduce the appearance of acne lesions, facial sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, and more.1
So, are YOU considering a laser treatment to help achieve the desired look and feel for your skin? Here are some questions you may want to consider as you make your decision:
- What are the desired goals for your skin?
This is the first question you should ask yourself any time you consider treatment for your skin, whether through a targeted skin care system OR a laser treatment. Are you looking for a smoother complexion, or a more even skin tone? Are acne lesions your main concern? Your skin care physician can help you determine your unique skin needs, as well, so it is essential that you find someone you trust to help you define your skin care goals.
- What type of laser treatment will help you achieve your goals?
Fractional technology, CO2, broadband light, pulsed laser systems…there are many options to consider when getting a laser treatment. But don’t worry, because whether you’re looking to lessen the appearance of wrinkles through laser resurfacing or help treat acne or surgical scars through skin rejuvenation techniques, your skin care physician can help you choose the right system for your needs.
- What results should I expect from laser therapy?
Everyone is unique in his or her response to any kind of skin care, including laser therapy. Depending on what treatment you are getting, you may experience visible improvement in your skin after one treatment, or your physician may recommend a series of several treatments to help reach your skin care goals. It is very important that you continue to consult with your doctor after your procedure(s) so you understand what to expect from your skin post-treatment. In addition, speak with your physician about whether a product like ReGenica® Facial Rejuvenation Complex may help improve the appearance of your skin post-procedure.
If you take one piece of advice from us as you consider a laser treatment for your skin, it should be to make sure you consult with a skin care physician you trust, who can help guide you through this decision and help you understand what to expect for your skin before, during, and after your laser treatment.
1. Geiges, Michael L. History of Lasers in Dermatology. Institute and Museum of Medical History, University of Zurich. 2011; p. 1-3.
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