Laser treatments use pulsating beams of light to target problem areas and destroy damaged skin cells. From tell-tale wrinkles to unsightly blemishes, laser treatments have become a go-to method for letting go of troublesome areas of the face and body and embracing renewed skin. Laser Institute of Georgia, a specialty center of Dermatology Associates of Atlanta (DAA), uses the most advanced and effective laser technologies for all your skin care needs. Remember the following tips in order to get the best results from your treatment.
1. Remember the importance of sunscreen! After treatment (especially laser skin resurfacing) skin can be tender and sensitive. As advocates of safe sun, we believe wearing sunscreen is always important, but it is beyond essential after these types of treatments. If possible stay inside for the period recommended from your laser specialist. If you must go outside, cover up and opt for the highest sunblock you can.
2. Keep realistic expectations in mind. If you choose a renewing laser resurfacing treatment, your outermost skin will be removed to encourage smoother, tighter skin. However, if sagging skin is your issue, you may want to consider Ultherapy® or Exilis. Laser resurfacing is most effective for reducing the appearance of wrinkles and discoloration while enhancing overall skin tone and texture.
3. Discuss skin issues with your dermatologist. Prior to treatment, discuss any known skin allergies or issues. Despite their great results, it is possible lasers can aggravate certain skin conditions. Be honest and disclose any current issues to determine a route to properly prepare you for laser treatment.
4. Find a skilled laser specialist. Lasers require much study and practice before they can be effectively used. With 25 years of experience utlizing the power of quality lasers, DAA’s Laser Institute of Georgia is honored to be part of the largest and most experienced laser center devoted to treatments of the skin in the Southeast. Make the most of your time and money by choosing a skilled laser technician that can positively impact your results and avoid complications.
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