Caring for Your Skin After a Laser Procedure

Cosmetic Laser ProceduresWe would all agree that medical science has made incredible advances in the past 100 years. For instance, lasers are now used instead of invasive surgery for a variety of procedures, such as to correct vision and break up painful kidney stones. And lasers are also used for cosmetic purposes – read on for some more information on laser procedures offered at American Dermatology Associates and some things you should know about caring for your skin after a laser procedure.

What kinds of laser procedures are there?

Laser treatments are safe, effective, and noninvasive. They are performed on an outpatient basis and can be done very quickly – anywhere from a few minutes to a couple of hours, depending on what you are having done. Although you may need more than one treatment session, the results are long lasting.

Laser treatments can

• Refresh the appearance of your skin (laser skin resurfacing). The treatment removes dead and damaged skin cells.

• Remove broken blood vessels (laser vein treatment), such as those tiny blood vessels that are seen on the legs and face

• Correct sun damaged skin (IPL photorejuvenation) on the chest, neck, face, and hands

• Remove unwanted hair (laser hair removal)

Patients report that laser treatments don’t hurt, but they may make your skin swollen and a bit uncomfortable. After a laser treatment, you should avoid any exfoliants or harsh cleansers that might irritate the skin. Stay out of the sun, and when you do have to go outside, wear lots of sunscreen and protective clothing. Aloe vera can help to reduce inflammation, make your skin feel more comfortable, and help to keep the skin moisturized.

It really is incredible what lasers can do – the very long list of what lasers are used for includes that they can give you younger looking, blemish-free skin and they can also get rid of unwanted hair. Just make sure you pamper your skin a bit after your treatment! If you are interested in seeing what a laser treatment can do for you, contact American Dermatology Associates. Call the office in Sarasota, Florida, at 941-379-6647 for an appointment today!

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