6 of the Most Frequently Asked Questions about Laser Skin Rejuvenation
Laser skin rejuvenation treatments have quickly become some of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States, and for good reason. Whether you struggle with acne, sun damage, discoloration, or a dull, lackluster complexion, laser technology may be able to help you achieve the smooth, radiant skin you want without requiring extensive downtime. If you’re considering laser skin rejuvenation, consider some of the most frequently asked questions about the procedure to help you decide if this treatment could be right for you.
1. How Does It Work?
While there are a number of different laser treatments available, the basic premise behind the technology is similar across the board. Forever Young BBL treatment, for instance, harnesses the power of broadband light to eliminate excessive pigmentation and redness while also working to stimulate collagen to aid in the production of new skin cells, resulting in a smooth, even complexion.
Similarly, Laser Genesis utilizes laser light to gently heat the upper dermis of your skin, which is located well below the skin’s surface, to effectively treat fine-line wrinkles, excessive redness, uneven skin texture, and scars (American Society of Plastic Surgeons). If you’re unsure of what specific laser treatment might offer the best results for your unique needs, consult your dermatologist or other skin care expert for professional guidance.
2. Can Laser Treatments Be Combined with Other Procedures?
Although laser technology can be a very effective treatment for fine lines, age spots, and other skin imperfections, many people often wonder if they can be combined with other cosmetic procedures for a more comprehensive result. The answer is yes, laser treatments work very well in combination with things like Botox, dermal fillers, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion to help enhance your smooth, youthful look. Just be sure to work with a trained professional for each of these procedures to ensure your safety and best results.
3. What Does Non-Ablative Mean?
Acqua Blu Medical Spa in Pittsburgh and Wexford offers both ablative and non-ablative laser treatments. Forever Young BBL and Laser Genesis are both non-ablative lasers, meaning that they work by heating up layers of skin to stimulate collagen and new cell production without destroying existing cells (American Society for Dermatologic Surgery). Ablative lasers, on the other hand, are more intense treatments that trigger skin cell regrowth.
Depending on the severity of your skin condition, one type may be more appropriate for your needs than the other. Our team of knowledgeable laser technicians would be happy to discuss your options with you prior to designing a treatment plan.
4. How Many Treatments Are Necessary?
This will depend on your unique needs, goals, and skin condition, although non-ablative lasers generally do require more than one treatment session for maximum results. Laser Genesis, for example, may require five to six treatments to effectively eliminate age spots, acne scars, or other unwanted skin blemishes. This is something that you should discuss with your dermatologist or skin care professional during your consultation to give you a better idea of your comprehensive treatment plan.
5. How Long Until Results Are Visible?
You may notice some redness or peeling following your laser skin rejuvenation session, but these symptoms should diminish on their own within a few days. Following each treatment session, you should begin to see your final results taking shape, and you can expect to enjoy full results a few days after your final laser treatment.
6. How Do I Find the Right Practitioner?
Although laser skin rejuvenation treatments are relatively quick and easy, they still need to be performed by a skilled and trained professional. Work with a board-certified dermatologist or trained and certified laser technician to ensure that you get the smooth, beautiful results you want (American Academy of Dermatology).
At Acqua Blu Medical Spa, our board-certified dermatologist Ana Busquets and team of trained professionals would be happy to guide you through the process of laser skin rejuvenation using our state-of-the-art technology. If you’re interested in learning more about your options, or to schedule a consultation, please contact us at (724) 933-1800.