About Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser facials using Cutera xeo Laser Genesis technology at Level Up Med Spa is a nonsurgical cosmetic procedure that uses pulsating beams of light to eliminate dead and damaged skin layers. The treatment is used for addressing facial lines and wrinkles and for minimizing skin flaws, including acne scars, pigmentation, and other issues. Also known as a laser peel, a laser facial is an ideal procedure for patients desiring softer, clearer, and more youthful-looking skin. Depending on the condition of the skin type, the laser may be adjusted accordingly. There is some downtime required with most laser facials. Any concerns or questions can be discussed with Dr. MaryAnn Millar M.D. during your assessment and consultation at our office in Andover, MA.
Types of Laser Treatments
Level Up Med Spa offers three types of laser facial treatments that are chosen based on your skin's needs. Some are performed for milder cases of skin damage while others are more aggressive:
- Ablative Laser Treatments
Ablative lasers treat thin layers of skin, like a deep chemical peel or dermabrasion, with a precision that allows the technician to reduce skin damage. Ablative lasers are best for firming the skin and treating wrinkles and acne scars.
- Non-Ablative Laser Treatments
Non-ablative lasers do not remove any skin — the light simply makes micro-damage to the skin to encourage natural healing. Non-ablative facials are great for addressing fine lines and wrinkles on patients who are able to wait 2 – 3 months for strong results.
- Fractional Laser Treatments
Fractional lasers are both ablative and non-ablative that create small holes in the deeper layers of the skin. The skin's self-healing process creates firmer, healthier skin. Fractional lasers may also be performed to help fine lines, acne scarring, sun damage, and pigmentation issues.
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There are multiple factors to think about when selecting which laser facial procedure is right for your needs. Laser facials are ideal for people who are unhappy with their skin's appearance. If you have skin damaged by the sun, acne scars, age spots, wrinkles and fine lines, redness, or pigmentation troubles, a laser facial treatment can be helpful to improve these complexion blemishes. In addition, a laser peel works well for those who have scaly patches, rough texture, or other irregularities. This treatment is not recommended if you have very dark skin or active acne. Additionally, it is important to know that there is downtime associated with these laser treatments. Some patients, depending on the condition of their skin, may need up to 2 – 3 weeks for their skin to normalize.
Before you have a deeper or more intense laser facial treatment, you may be asked to use a retinoid product for a few weeks before your laser peel. This helps prepare the skin for more effective results. Medication will be suggested prior to the treatment to help lessen pain for increased comfort during your session. If your skin needs mild correction, a topical anesthetic will be used to numb certain areas where the laser will target. For the full face or more intense laser treatments, some kind of sedation may be required. During the procedure, you will relax in our treatment chair while the laser glides over the skin, precisely targeting the needed surfaces for rejuvenation. You will feel the heat of the laser followed by cold air from the built-in cooling system. The laser works to remove damaged and dead skin cells while also stimulating new collagen production.
What to Expect
Following lighter laser facials, a healing ointment will be applied to the skin and you can return home to recover. The skin will appear red, and there will be some irritation and swelling. This should subside within a couple of days. The peeling process will last no more than a week. With more intense laser treatments, your recovery time will be longer. The treated areas may be covered by dressings while irritation, swelling, and burning symptoms will be stronger with more intense treatments. Medication can be prescribed to lessen these side effects. The recovery period associated with deeper laser treatments can last 2 – 3 weeks. All patients should minimize their sun exposure after their laser peel while applying sun protection throughout the day. For all laser facial treatments, the skin will naturally flake, crust, and peel. It is crucial to avoid interfering with the healing process to avoid scarring and to protect your skin from environmental exposure. Once the peeling process has been completed, your skin will feel softer while looking rejuvenated, younger, and clearer.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $325 - $2,000
- Recovery Time
- 1 day
- How Long It Takes
- 1 hour
- Follow Up Time
- 2 weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
A Softer, Clearer Complexion
A laser facial offers amazing results if you want a younger-looking complexion. If you are curious about laser treatments and would like to learn more about them, as well as other nonsurgical procedures Level Up Med Spa offers, we invite you to call our office in Andover, MA today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Millar M.D..
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