Laser skin resurfacing is a method used to treat a variety of skin concerns including fine lines and wrinkles, sun spots, age spots, hyperpigmentation, and more. By using lasers, this process involves heating up the top few layers of your skin. Once your skin is heated up, it will encourage your skin to repair itself and get rid of the damaged skin in the process. The new, repaired skin will show off a smoother, healthier complexion in the process. If you are planning on getting laser skin resurfacing done by Sterling Aesthetics, use these tips to ensure your procedure goes well. Read on to learn more.
Avoid the Sun
Sun exposure may be good for your soul, but it’s one of the worst things that you can do for your skin— especially if you get too much of it. For about a week before you get laser skin resurfacing done, try to avoid the sun. The sun will make your skin weak and sensitive— leaving it raw and more prone to burning after your treatment session.
Take Some Medication
Depending on the type of laser we are going to use for your laser skin resurfacing, we might encourage you to take some over-the-counter medication beforehand. Pill such as ibuprofen or Tylenol can help you get rid of pain and swelling during and after your session.
Be Careful of Other Procedures
We encourage all of our patients to refrain from getting other skin care procedures like microdermabrasion or chemical peels for at least a few weeks before your surgery. These types of procedures can make your skin extremely sensitive and can cause damage if combined with a laser skin resurfacing treatment.
Laser skin resurfacing is a great way to increase your skin’s cell turnover. If you would like to learn more about this procedure or schedule an appointment, contact Sterling Aesthetics today!