5 Reasons Why a Laser Treatment Beats a Facial, Every Time
You may have noticed that laser treatments have become more and more commonplace in the medical spa world, in part because of their constantly improving technology. Laser technology really has come a long way since it was first introduced as an effective method of permanent hair removal in the mid-1960s. Now, lasers are commonly used for both hair removal and skin resurfacing, making them powerful cosmetic tools that may be quickly replacing their traditional counterparts.
So the next time you’re considering going in for a facial, you may want to consider these five amazing benefits of laser treatments for skin rejuvenation:
1. Targeted, Not Generalized Treatment
While traditional facials can be relaxing and soothing, they just can’t achieve the same results as are possible through laser treatments like Laser Genesis or Forever Young BBL. Because these treatments use beams of intense pulsed light to target the unwanted skin condition far beneath the surface, these methods are much more effective than traditional facials that can only target the outermost layers of the skin. (Seminars in Plastic Surgery)
2. Permanent Solutions, Not Transient Improvements
Immediately after your traditional facial, you may notice that your skin feels softer and smoother, but those results will likely fade relatively quickly. With laser treatments, many people find that their results are permanent, even after their first treatment. This is because the lasers actually trigger the skin’s natural self-healing process, so conditions like sunspots and even acne are treated at the heart of the problem and not just on the surface. (Mayo Clinic, Seminars in Plastic Surgery)
3. Treat a Greater Variety of Skin Conditions
Another amazing benefit of laser skin resurfacing is that the same laser can treat a variety of different skin conditions. Whether age spots, wrinkles, sun damage, rosacea, or acne is a concern, treatments like Laser Genesis and Forever Young BBL can be very effective at repairing and restoring the skin to its natural, healthy state. While a traditional facial can be beneficial for certain skin conditions, it’s not generally an effective treatment for concerns related to pigmentation or discoloration, as these are problems that need to be addressed under the surface. Laser treatments, on the other hand, can actually work to restore your skin’s collagen production and heal skin conditions at the source of the problem.
4. Fewer Recurring Appointments
Because lasers require minimal downtime, why not get better results with little to no extra commitment? Facials also don’t require much downtime afterwards, but because they aren’t as effective or permanent, you’ll likely find yourself at the salon much more often to maintain your results. With laser treatment, once your initial round of treatments is completed, you can enjoy your normal routine without having to worry about making your next appointment. (Mayo Clinic)
5. Laser Treatments Offer the Same Safety As Traditional Facials
Laser treatments that employ nonablative lasers to restore the skin’s smooth tone and texture are able to target these underlying conditions without harming the surface of the skin. Because nonablative lasers typically use low-energy light, these procedures may require multiple treatment sessions, depending on your specific needs. But because they’re safe and gentle on the skin, you don’t have to choose between safe or effective–you can have them both! (American Society for Dermatologic Surgery)
Why Choose Acqua Blu Medical Spa in Pittsburgh for Your Laser Treatment?
At Acqua Blu Medical Spa in Pittsburgh, we’re seeing the popularity of laser skin resurfacing treatments on the rise. And with all of their great benefits, combined with minimal downtime and risk, this comes as no surprise. Keep in mind, though, that even though laser treatments are considered safe and noninvasive, they do need to be administered by a trained professional. Our board-certified dermatologist Dr. Ana Busquets, along with Dr. Susannah McClain and Physician Assistant Christopher Foti, specialize in laser treatments, and are committed to providing a comfortable, relaxing environment for all men and women seeking these procedures.
It may also be worth noting that if you don’t feel that laser treatments are right for you, there are medical-grade facials available that can be much more effective than facials that use traditional ingredients. Many men and women find that microdermabrasion can be an effective alternative to traditional facials and laser treatments, though it’s recommended that you receive a series of five sessions to maximize your results. At Acqua Blu Medical Spa, we offer discounted packages that include a free treatment.
The Bottom Line
Our skin can say a lot about our overall health, mood, and attitude, so it’s no wonder that so many people are considering noninvasive procedures like laser skin resurfacing to help them look and feel their absolute best. Because laser technology is constantly improving, the long list of the benefits of laser treatments continues to grow. If you’d like additional information about your laser treatment or medical-grade facial options, contact Acqua Blu Medical Spa in Pittsburgh at (724) 933-1800 to speak with our team of knowledgeable and personable professionals.