Regardless of your aesthetic goals or cosmetic condition you want to be treated, perhaps no other type of treatment is as versatile as laser energy. The laser energy used for cosmetic and aesthetic treatments is non-invasive, and you can go home after each treatment session.
Laser treatments are very successful for skin resurfacing, scar removal, and skin rejuvenation, among other procedures. Results are often seen very soon after each session, but it may take a few months to see the full effect. It is important to know during this time; there are many things you can do to promote healing and have the best chance of success.
When used for cosmetic and dermal conditions, specific intensity and frequency of laser energy remove the very thin top layer of damaged skin, revealing the healthy and fresh layer below. A cooling or number gel is often applied during the treatments and, for most patients, is enough to block any discomfort.
After the treatment session, your skin immediately starts the healing process. This is where perhaps the most significant difference between patients is revealed; some patients have skin that heals relatively quickly while others heal much slower. In both cases, with proper care, the effects of the treatments will continue to grow over a few months following treatment.
Since the skin exposed is much more delicate than what was removed, it is vital to take special care during this period to gain the most out of each treatment. A gentle moisturizer will keep the new skin healthy and maintain elasticity. Liberal use of sunscreen with a high SPF rating will prevent sun damage from interfering with the healing process.
Contact Dr. Joseph Jensen and the team at Elevation Aesthetics in Layton, UT, to learn more about laser treatments and the many other options offered to help achieve your aesthetic goals. Call the office at 385-424-4567 or visit www.drjosephjensen.com to schedule a consultation.