3 Things to Know About Laser Skin Resurfacing
As surgical enhancement procedures have gained popularity in recent years, more and more men and women than ever before are opting for aesthetic procedures like the Brazilian Butt Lift, liposuction and much more. However, despite the popularity of surgical procedures like liposuction, there is still quite a large segment of society that isn’t yet ready to “go under the knife”. For such patients, the team at Goals Plastic Surgery offers a variety of highly effective, minimally invasive treatments to help patients to achieve their ideal face and body goals. From procedures like PRP microneedling treatment, to Botox and dermal fillers, these procedures allow patients to alleviate the effects of aging, by far the most common cosmetic issue amongst both men and women across the world. Like PRP microneedling treatment and the use of dermal fillers, another fairly common non-invasive treatment method that has gained quite a bit of popularity amongst patients is known as laser skin resurfacing. Laser therapy procedures have completely revolutionized the medical spa industry and transformed the way in which we see non-invasive treatment – allowing patients to achieve amazing results without the need to break the skin, place any incisions, or require any injections as with dermal fillers or PRP microneedling treatment. Laser skin resurfacing allows us to help reduce wrinkles, age spots, acne scars, and other blemishes as well as tighten skin and balance the skin tone. To better help patients to understand all that laser skin resurfacing entails, here are a few important things for patients to know.
· Can Sometimes be Painful
Often, patients will hear about the pain or discomfort associated with a laser procedure, as being compared to the snap of a rubber band onto the skin or similar to a pinching sensation. However, it is highly dependent on the patient’s skin, their level of sensitivity, the depth or area in which the treatment is being performed, and the severity of their issues. In certain, severe cases, patients may ask for the use of certain topical anesthetics or even local injections – however this is rare. For the most part, while it can be slightly painful, it is definitely something that is bearable and something that is definitely worth the treatment level.
· Darker Skin Tones
A common misconception amongst patients is that those with darker skin tones are simply not allowed to have laser therapy procedures performed, as they simply will not work for them. The truth is that when laser therapy, specifically laser hair removal, first came onto the scene, they worked mainly on those individuals with dark hair on lighter skin. However, for most modern lasers, like the ones available at Goals Plastic Surgery, they are able to handle any types of skin – no matter the tone or texture. The best option is to discuss this issue with your doctor or medical professional.
· Medication and Health Concerns
One of the most important things you should know about any laser treatment is that they can react differently to certain medications or health conditions. This is why it is vital that you are 100% upfront and honest with your medical professional before you have your laser skin resurfacing performed, as they can lead to dangerous, adverse health conditions. For instance, if you are prone to cold sores or fever blisters, laser treatments may induce breakouts. Acne medications that contain isotretinoin can lead to poor healing or scarring from laser resurfacing, while common over-the-counter products like aspirin can increase the risk of post-procedure bleeding.
For more information on laser skin resurfacing, or surgical procedures like liposuction and more, be sure to contact Goals Plastic Surgery today.