Laser skin therapy, such as laser resurfacing, is an aesthetic treatment that can remarkably reduce blemishes, scars, and other irregularities on your skin. If you have stubborn skin imperfections, laser therapy could be the perfect treatment for providing you with smooth, youthful-looking skin.
At Lasting Impression Medical Aesthetics, we pride ourselves on providing you with lasting skincare treatments that are convenient, minimally invasive, and effective. Read on to learn more about how laser treatments can help diminish unwanted marks on your skin and boost your self-confidence.
What makes laser skin treatments so great?
Laser skin treatments are administered right in our Fair Lawn, New Jersey, office using state-of-the-art equipment. Laser resurfacing reduces the top layers of your skin, removing damaged skin cells — fine lines, age spots, and acne scars fade away, revealing the younger-looking skin underneath.
If you’re self-conscious about your stretch marks, laser therapy is the only effective way to treat them. And the softer, flatter, smoother-looking results of your laser treatments are permanent, although you may need follow-up maintenance treatments.
Laser skin therapy is beneficial in that it doesn’t require surgery to improve the look of your skin — which means no incisions, anesthesia, scars, or recovery time. We administer the treatments as an outpatient procedure, with a full face treatment lasting approximately two hours.
You may need to apply topical medication to reduce redness and sensitivity for about 10-21 days following your procedure for the treated area to completely heal. The number of treatments you need depends on the specific condition you want to be treated and your skin type.
Are you a candidate?
Laser skin resurfacing is ideal for patients who want to treat the following skin problems:
- Acne scars
- Age spots
- Sun damage
- Stretch marks
- Crow’s feet
- Under-eye problems
Some factors may prevent you from getting laser therapy, however. If you have active acne, as opposed to acne scars, laser skin treatments are not for you. Certain medications also may exclude you from laser therapy, so be sure to tell us about any medications you take.
Diabetes and other chronic conditions may also be exclusionary factors, as they can make treatments unsafe. If you smoke, you need to quit for two weeks before and after your appointment.
While it’s a misconception that laser resurfacing is only safe for lighter skin tones, it’s not always an ideal treatment option for those with darker brown or black skin. You may need to consider other skin rejuvenation therapies, such as microneedling or radiofrequency treatments.
Get smoother skin today
At Lasting Impression Medical Aesthetics, we provide the latest in laser solutions for treating all of your unwanted skin woes. Do wonders for your skin: Call us or schedule an appointment online today.