This Is Your Sign To Book A Laser Treatment. Here’s Why:
Lasers have become increasingly popular in the cosmetic and dermatology industry over the past decade, and it’s easy to understand why. Their versatility and ability to treat multiple concerns with one procedure have garnered them a dedicated following — and with so many laser treatments available, it’s possible to find one tailored to treating your exact needs.
Keep Reading for a Quick Science Lesson on How Lasers Work:
Laser treatments use focused and intense beams of light to target specific areas of the skin. Using different wavelengths and energies that can be adjusted to treat various skin conditions. The process is three-pronged: the skin absorbs the light, the energy is converted into heat damaging the selected cells, and this triggers the skin’s natural healing process.
More precisely, the skin contains molecules that absorb light at specific wavelengths. Melanin (responsible for skin pigmentation) and hemoglobin (responsible for red blood cells) are common molecules (called chromophores) targeted during laser treatments.
During the procedure, laser light is absorbed by the targeted molecules, and the energy from the laser is converted into heat, which selectively damages or destroys the cells while leaving surrounding tissues unharmed.
Following the treatment, the body’s natural healing process kicks in, forming new collagen and naturally flushing away the damaged pigmented cells.
Here’s Why You Should Book a Laser Treatment During the Fall:
After a summer spent in the sun, damage from sunburns past, uneven pigmentation, and fine lines sneak up on you. Laser treatments address and reverse sun damage by targeting and breaking down excess melanin, as seen in sunspots and pigmentation. For those with spider veins or broken capillaries caused by sun exposure, lasers can selectively target and destroy these vessels for a more even complexion.
Additionally, lasers stimulate collagen production, which is crucial for maintaining youthful, firm skin, improving skin texture, and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
While laser treatments help to heal what summer left behind, they coincidentally are best done in fall and winter. This is because laser-treated skin is more sensitive to UV radiation, and excessive sun exposure after laser treatment can increase the risk of complications. By scheduling treatments in the fall, when the sun is less intense, and people are generally spending less time outdoors, you can minimize these risks.
Finally, multiple sessions may be required for optimal results, and by starting in the fall, you have ample time to complete a series of treatments. Once treatment is complete, the effects of laser treatments are often long-lasting, and you’ll reap benefits beyond next summer season.
There are various types of lasers, each with its own benefits. Give us a call and find out which kind is best for your needs: 650.964.2200.