Did you know that autumn is often referred to as “laser season” in the esthetics world?
During the fall and winter, TimeLess Medical Spa estheticians like to recommend more aggressive treatments, like laser skin resurfacing. Laser procedures are the best option for treating fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and enhancing skin tone and texture. Laser-treated skin is hypersensitive to sun exposure, which is why its best to do these procedures during the months you are less likely to be in the sun. (Of course, no matter what time of year you schedule your treatments, you should always wear a daily moisturizer of SPF 30 or higher.)
What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing describes a variety of medical esthetic procedures that utilize highly concentrated beams of light energy to treat skin imperfections. There are two types of laser treatments to consider: ablative and non-ablative.
Ablative lasers remove outer layers of aged, sun-damaged skin. The intense heat from the laser causes just the right amount of controlled damage to the targeted area. This stimulates collagen production. As it heals, smoother and tighter skin forms. Due to the aggressive nature of ablative treatments, it will take at least 2-4 weeks for skin to fully heal.
Non-ablative lasers do not break the skin’s surface. Instead, these laser treatments work by delivering heat deep into the dermis to promote collagen production. These procedures work gradually but have virtually no down-time. While a single ablative treatment may take care of your skin concerns, non-ablative laser procedures require a series to produce the desired results.
What are the Best Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatments?
There are a variety of ablative and non-ablative treatment options. We want to highlight a few of our favorites for you.
If you are looking for a treatment option to aggressively address your skin in one treatment, CO2 is the right one. Typically, a once a year treatment, CO2 skin resurfacing is designed to precisely target and effectively treat the skin’s surface, middle and deep dermal levels.
CO2RE is a versatile fractional CO2 system, and the latest in skin resurfacing technology. The laser incorporates an innovative scanning technology for skin resurfacing through fractional ablation. The CO2RE procedure is ideal for the treatment of fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, acne scarring, benign lesions, and skin tags. It is the most aggressive treatment, with downtime of about 1-2 weeks.
HOLLYWOOD LASER FACIAL
This new laser treatment is just what you need for glowing, celebrity-like skin. Address pigmentation, fine lines, and texture issues with our new Hollywood Laser Facial.
A charcoal mask is spread over the skin and then lasered off for a deep exfoliation, resurfacing and to target pigment. Following treatment, it will feel a bit like you’ve had a bad sunburn. Downtime is about 3-5 days. When it’s healed, your skin will look absolutely glowing.
PicoSure FOCUS Skin Revitalization
PicoSure provides a quick and easy non-ablative laser skin treatment that gently delivers short bursts of energy to targeted problem areas. This breakthrough technology removes unwanted pigment and treats wrinkles and acne scars.
Unlike other, more painful procedures, this gentler treatment provides impressive results without the associated discomfort and downtime of traditional lasers.
Schedule a free consultation with a TimeLess Medical Spa Master Esthetician in Ogden, Utah to learn more about laser skin resurfacing and which treatment would be best for you.