Research over the years has shown laser skin resurfacing treatments to be the most effective at creating more youthful-looking skin, improving blemishes, reducing scarring and more. However, if you’ve heard about people who have experienced different results, chances are they may not have followed the proper protocol before or after their treatments. Working with a reputable medical professional should eliminate these concerns, since they will ensure all bases are covered prior to treating you. Here are some tips to guarantee you maximize your results and get the most out of your CO2 fractional laser resurfacing treatments.
Protect Yourself From The Sun
The sun’s rays can cause significant damage to your skin, especially after a laser skin resurfacing treatment. Since your skin will be vulnerable in the days following your treatment, it’s important to avoid sun exposure as much as possible, or cover the treated area completely if you must be out in the sun. Wearing sunscreen is critical to make the most of your treatments.
Disclose Any Skin Conditions To Your Medical Professional
During the initial consultation with your medical professional, be sure to bring up any past or present skin conditions you have. While lasers are extremely effective at treating virtually any skin type, certain skin conditions may be aggravated during the treatment. Your medical professional can make the best decision based on the type of skin condition you have, its location and how severe it is.
Work With Qualified Experts
Anyone can call themselves laser skin resurfacing experts. To ensure you work with the most qualified professionals, ask as many questions as you can think of in your initial consultation, research the company, ask the specific medical professional about their background and even request to see some of their laser skin resurfacing before and after photos. When you’re dealing with your skin, you don’t want to take anything to chance. Being comfortable with your medical professional is essential and will allow for much better results.
Set Proper Expectations
People get CO2 fractional laser resurfacing treatments for different reasons. Regardless of your reason, setting the proper expectations will lead you to be more satisfied with the results. Most people experience significant improvements after just a single treatment, but discuss your expectations with your medical professional and they will let you know if the expectations are on track with what laser skin resurfacing can offer.
Skin Deep Laser Services strives to transform the appearance of clients in the Washington DC, Fairfax, Alexandria and Arlington, VA areas. We use only the best laser technology and have the most qualified medical professionals at our facility, all to ensure you get the best treatment possible. To learn more about the laser skin resurfacing process and whether it’s right for you, contact us today to schedule a consultation.