Whether you’re a skincare fanatic or new to the world of cosmetic treatments, you’ve likely heard the buzz about laser skin resurfacing. At our med spa locations, laser treatments have become fast favorites thanks to their versatility, minimal downtime, and most importantly, their results. But while many people swear by the technology, others still aren’t sure about giving it a shot.
In this blog post, I’ll share a few reasons laser skin resurfacing is worth adding to your skincare routine—or at least discussing it with a skincare specialist you trust.
1. You Can Dial In the Downtime
Most laser skin resurfacing treatments aren’t one-size-fits-all. An aesthetic specialist can adjust the treatment depth and intensity depending on your goals, concerns, and schedule. The Contour TRL™ system, for example, uses an adjustable erbium:YAG laser that lets you choose between a single intense session with a longer recovery or multiple gentler treatments with less downtime after each session.
2. Lasers Can Treat a Long List of Conditions
When it comes to the skin, there are few concerns lasers can’t address. Treatable issues include:
- Fine lines
- Acne scars
- Stretch marks
- Dark spots
- Uneven texture
- Actinic keratosis
- Skin laxity
Being able to treat all these concerns effectively and without surgery has been one of the biggest aesthetic advancements in recent years. You can learn all about the surging popularity of laser treatments in this blog post.
3. It Can Transform Your Skin in Time for That Big Event
The NanoLaserPeel is the perfect treatment to schedule a week before a big event such as a wedding, photo shoot, or class reunion. It’s gentle, there is little to no downtime, and you’ll see results in just 3 to 4 days.
If you have a big event in the future, stop by to see a laser specialist as early as possible. That way, you can create a treatment plan together to maximize your results and give you plenty of time to heal and look your best.
4. It Addresses Sun Damage, One of the Most Common Causes of Premature Aging
If you ask any skincare specialist, they’ll tell you the best way to keep your skin young-looking is to wear sunscreen every day. For sun worshippers who may have skipped the SPF one too many times, there’s the MicroLaserPeel. It involves 2 to 3 days of post-treatment redness and minimizes fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven texture to give the skin a softer and younger-looking surface.
5. There Are Options for Every Skin Type
Some lasers aren’t recommended for people with deeper skin types because they increase the risk of side effects such as hyperpigmentation. However, there are many laser options out there that do work for deep skin. The Halo® laser is a great example. It’s a customizable hybrid laser that distributes energy more evenly between the epidermis and dermis, lowering your chances of damage.
6. It Minimizes Plastic Surgery Scars
Laser skin resurfacing minimizes any kind of scarring, but as a plastic surgeon, I love being able to recommend it to my patients. If you have a scar from a tummy tuck, facelift, or other procedure, laser skin resurfacing can help it appear smoother and less pigmented.
If you would like to speak with one of our aestheticians in Idaho Falls about your laser skin surfacing options, please request a consultation online or call (208) 881-5351. People come to our med spas from Pocatello and beyond, and we look forward to also helping you discover your best skin yet.