Laser skin rejuvenation can improve your skin in many different ways. If you’re new to laser treatments, it can seem confusing to determine which option is best for your goals. Here’s a quick guide to laser skin rejuvenation and how Dr. Baird can help.
What is Laser Skin Rejuvenation?
Laser skin rejuvenation is a cosmetic procedure that utilizes laser technology to improve the appearance of your skin. It works by stimulating new collagen production in the skin through laser light energy. By stimulating new collagen, the skin has better support. This, in turn, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Boosted collagen production can also have a variety of other benefits like a more radiant look, better skin quality, and a reduction in pigmentation.
Who’s a Good Candidate for Laser Skin Rejuvenation?
Laser skin rejuvenation is best for patients who have mild to moderate signs of aging, pigmentation, or dullness. There’s no “best” time to get laser skin rejuvenation since everyone ages at different rates. That’s why it’s important to consult a board-certified dermatologist about your anti-aging options.
Is Laser Skin Rejuvenation Painful?
Laser skin rejuvenation can cause discomfort, but this will depend on the type of laser used and your individual pain tolerance. Some people report warmth or a “snapping” sensation during the procedure, while others only feel slight discomfort. Your dermatologist can supply a topical numbing cream if pain is a concern.
What Lasers are Best for Laser Skin Rejuvenation?
Different lasers can be used for skin rejuvenation. Dr. Baird prefers the Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology for its reduced downtime and gentle treatment mechanism. Pulsed Dye Lasers (PDL) can also be used for certain types of pigmentation. Our team will help you customize a treatment package for your specific goals.
Do I Need Multiple Treatments?
Multiple treatments are typically needed for best results with laser skin rejuvenation. This can vary from one or two treatments to several depending on your skin. Sessions are typically spaced a few weeks apart to give your skin time to recover.
Is There Downtime?
There’s no downtime needed after laser skin rejuvenation, but it’s important to keep your skin protected from sunlight. Make sure to wear SPF 30+ daily and follow Dr. Baird’s aftercare instructions for best results.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about your laser skin rejuvenation results, contact our Farmington Hills, MI office by calling or filling out our online contact form. Dr. Baird can meet with you and help you explore your best laser options from our selection of technologies.