Facial Skin Laser Treatment
At our Cosmetic Skin and Laser Center our health care professionals utilize the latest in laser technology to treat stubborn sun damaged spots and many other skin pigmentation issues. Our Cynosure Elite Laser focuses a beam of light on an irregularity in the skin, such as enlarged blood vessels or irregular chromophore (which is another fancy way of saying discoloration). The laser is able to remove the abnormal pigmentation without scarring or damage to the skin surface itself while stimulating collagen production (which is what we lose as we age) to tighten the surrounding tissue. This results in vastly improved skin texture and reduced signs of aging. It is truly amazing what this laser can do to reverse the effects of aging on your face and on your body.
Benefits of Laser Facial Skin Treatment
- Reverse the signs of sun damaged skin
- Reduces pigmentation
- Treats the Blush of Rosacea
- Improves overal skin texture and appearance
Laser Facial Skin FAQ’s
Q. How does it work?
Facial skin treatment works by directing a beam of light to an irregularity in the skin, such as enlarged blood vessels or irregular chromosphore. This removes the abnormality without scarring or damage, while stimulating collagen production to tighten the surrounding tissue, resulting in improved skin texture and reduced signs of aging.
How does this treatment differ from chemical peels and dermabrasion?
Unlike other treatments that remove an outer layer of skin and require significant healing time, laser treatment works by gently penetrating the skin to destroy the underlying vessels and pigment that are the cause of the problem. The outer skin itself in not damaged.
Is the treatment painful?
The treatment causes minimal to no discomfort. Any discomfort is described by patients as a very slight snapping sensation like a mild rubber band against the skin. There may be slight redness or mild swelling after treatment but this is very rare and will subside within 24 hours after treatment.
How many treatments are required?
Typically several sessions are required for full-face treatment. The average treatment takes about 15-20 minutes. Results may be seen after the first few treatments. The treatment can be performed in a relaxed, comfortable manner without the use of typical anesthetics or gel.
How long does recovery take?
You’ll be able to return to normal activities immediately, though sunscreen should be applied as a post-treatment precaution.