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7 Things to Know About Laser Facials

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Set your lasers to stunning! According to this report, laser facials hit a 22 percent increase within a single year.

Laser facials can make your skin appear younger by improving blemishes, skin growths, scars, and wrinkles. If you’re looking for skin rejuvenation and resurfacing without buying a dozen little bottles of product, this is it.

This treatment option is one for the ages (to look ageless)! Keep reading to discover seven fun facts about laser facials before your next treatment.

1. Time of Year Matters

Before booking a treatment, check your calendar.

Autumn is considered “laser season,” so it’s best to wait until fall or winter. Otherwise, your laser-treated skin will be hypersensitive to the sunshine.

Regardless of when you schedule your laser treatment, grab that sunscreen!

SPF 30 or higher can protect against skin cancer, premature aging, and improve your treatment results.

2. The Amount Pain Depends

The pain you experience really depends on the laser. Your individual tolerance for pain can make a difference, too.

Ablative laser treatments hit deeper. In fact, some outer layers of skin are often removed. For CO2 or Erbium YAG ablative laser treatments, you could need local anesthetic injections.

Meanwhile, non-ablative laser treatments cause little-to-no pain.

The sensation is similar to having a rubber band snapped against your skin.

These laser facials aren’t just for women, either! You can learn about laser facials for the man in your life before heading out for his and her treatments!

3. It’s Skin Type Inclusive

There are safe and effective resurfacing laser options for all skin tones.

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For example, lighter skin tones can benefit from Erbium lasers. These pose less risk for discoloration.

Meanwhile, patients with darker skin tones can consider micro-needling or radio-frequency treatments. Speak with a professional beforehand to determine the best laser facials for your skin tone.

4. Mix and Match Lasers

One laser won’t treat it all. Instead, choose different lasers for different skin concerns, such as:

  • CO2 lasers for scars, warts, wrinkles
  • Erbium lasers to promote collagen remodeling (wrinkles, skin laxity, age spots)
  • Pulsed-dye lasers to absorb pigments (reducing redness, rosacea, hyperpigmentation)

The cost depends on the type of laser and the number of sessions, too.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, non-ablative laser treatments cost about $1,144 a session. Meanwhile, ablative lasers cost about $2,071.

5. The Surgeon Makes a Difference

Choose a well-trained, qualified, and experienced professional. A cosmetic surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery can change your entire experience.

6. Know Your Medical History

Speak with your treatment provider about your medical history beforehand. Medications, supplements, or health conditions could induce breakouts.

For example, acne medications can cause scarring. Some products can also make it difficult for you to heal or increase the risk of bleeding.

7. You Might Require Downtime

Your skin might need some time to heal after laser facials. With ablative laser treatments, give your skin two to three weeks for healing.

An Ageless Treatment Option: 7 Facts About Laser Facials

Experience ageless beauty and stunning results. More moms are getting laser facials, and you can too!

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Tammy is a freelance writer and mother of two from Chicago. Besides writing she enjoys spending time with her kids, traveling and bike riding. Her goal in life is to ride her bike in all fifty states.

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