When you look at your skin after the adventurous summer months are over, you might realize some damage occurred. Whether it’s dry skin, uneven skin tones, dead skin cells, or anything else, the good news is you can get it back on track. Getting a fractional CO2 laser treatment is one of the most effective ways to do so and the results can be long-lasting with proper care. If you want your skin to be glowing this holiday season, then now is the time to explore the benefits of CO2 laser skin resurfacing. Here’s what you need to know.
What Happens During A Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment?
The process of a fractional CO2 laser treatment is very simple. However, you should still always work with a trained and qualified professional any time you are dealing with your skin. The process involves sending a laser beam through the layers of your skin to create tiny columns. These columns will make what looks like a polka-dot print on your skin. At that point, natural processes occur and your body will go to work repairing those columns with new skin and forcing out the old skin. Only the treated areas are impacted, so you won’t have to worry about your other skin being affected.
Best Practices For Preparing For CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing
You will need to have an initial consultation with your medical professional before proceeding with laser skin resurfacing. During the consultation, they will guide you on how to prepare your skin for optimal results. Generally, you will need to avoid extensive direct sunlight exposure before your treatment. You should also refrain from waxing or getting microdermabrasion treatments for a few weeks before your laser skin resurfacing treatment. Most clients feel good enough to return to work the day after the treatment, but you should plan on staying at home for the rest of the day following your treatment to apply ice to the areas treated.
Post-Treatment Factors And Tips To Consider
Most people only experience minimal discomfort during and after a CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatment. Your skin could experience some swelling, redness, and irritation, but it is only temporary and should subside within a few days or a couple of weeks at most. The main goal is to keep the treated area clean and dry and use medication like Tylenol to help manage pain. If you need to use sunscreen, moisturizers, or other skin care products, be sure to discuss them with your medical professional before applying them.
Enjoy Long-Lasting Results With Proper Care
One fractional CO2 laser treatment can take a matter of minutes or longer depending on the size of the area treated. And that single treatment can make a huge difference in the look and feel of your skin. If your goal is to experience long-lasting results, then you can get multiple laser skin resurfacing treatments indefinitely as long as they are spread out every 4-6 months. Proper care involves cleaning the skin regularly, keeping it hydrated, exfoliating properly, and using skincare products at the direction of your medical professional. Of course, if you simply want to have clear and glowing skin for this holiday season, then a single laser skin resurfacing treatment will do the job.
Can Anyone Get A Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment?
Laser skin resurfacing treatments can be administered on any skin type with effective results. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should refrain from getting treatments, however. Also, people with immune system disorders should speak to their medical professional about their disorder before proceeding with treatments. All of this will be discussed at your initial consultation to ensure you are safe and healthy before, during, and after getting treated.
Get Ready For The Holidays By Starting Treatments Now
The holiday season is right around the corner, so now is the time to get your fractional CO2 laser treatment. Setting your initial consultation appointment right away is important so you can begin preparing your skin to achieve the best possible results. Think about how much more confident you will feel when your skin is glowing during the holidays. And even if your skin is hidden behind layers of clothing during the winter, the feeling you can experience with smooth skin is something you have to experience yourself!
Skin Deep Laser Services offers top-of-the-line laser technology to perform laser skin resurfacing treatments on our clients. We will ensure all bases are covered during your initial consultation so you can feel comfortable and confident going through with the treatment. Our medical professionals are trained and qualified to use every piece of equipment we have, so you can have complete peace of mind throughout the process.
Don’t hesitate to contact us today to book your initial consultation and take the first step in having smooth and clear skin for the holidays!