Lasers are powerful devices proven to treat acne scars, age spots, lines, wrinkles, and unwanted hair safely and effectively. When considering investing in a series of laser treatments for the Skin Fitness issues that concern you, it is important to ask questions and prepare for treatment in order to recover well and get the results you want. Here are Dr. Menezes’ tips for getting the most out of your treatments and the healthy results you want.
Laser hair reduction is very safe and effective for removing unwanted hair on the face and body. However, it is important to know what type of laser your provider uses because some are safer and more effective than others depending on your skin tone and type. If your skin tone is darker and so is your hair, make sure you find a physician that has experience treating all skin tones and the right device to do so. Undesireable results like blistering and burning are possible if your provider doesn’t use the right laser for your skin tone.
At Melinda Menezes, MD we use the Lumenis Lightsheer Infinity laser which is safe for patients with darker skin tones. Here are the steps we ask patients to take to prepare for a laser hair removal appointment and ensure a quick and comfortable procedure:
Laser hair removal is often a quick and comfortable experience for patients. If you are worried about pain or discomfort tell your doctor. At my clinic, we can offer topical numbing cream and also have a Zimmer cooling machine that numbs the skin with super cooled air. After treatment your skin may be red and a little sensitive. Follow these steps to recover well:
The Clear + Brilliant laser uses fractional light based technology to improve skin texture, skin elasticity, and minimize pore appearance. For best results, a series of 6 treatments is recommended. The Clear + Brilliant has little downtown and patients can expect on average 1-2 days of redness and 1-4 days of a “sandpaper” feeling or dryness of the skin.
Fractional C02 lasers are highly advanced technology and very effective for treating deep wrinkles, scarring and texture. C02 lasers treat the deepest layers of the skin and require more downtime after the procedure than some other laser treatments.