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4 Things to Know About Laser Skin Resurfacing

December 21, 2017 | Blog

laser-skin-resurfacingLaser skin resurfacing can be an excellent way for patients to improve the appearance of their skin. Here at AYA Medical Spa, laser skin resurfacing treatments from Sciton® can safely reduce wrinkles, age spots, acne scars, and other imperfections to help promote tighter, healthier skin and a more balanced complexion. Since there are so many types of cosmetic laser treatments available today and so much information available online, patients may be confused at first when starting to research laser skin resurfacing. To help keep you informed and not overwhelmed, the skincare experts at AYA have provided 4 key things to know about laser skin resurfacing.

Winter is a Great Time for Treatment

Like many other cosmetic treatments, the fall and winter months are the perfect time to begin laser skin resurfacing treatments. Since your skin can be sensitive to the sun’s UV rays following your treatment, it’s best to undergo laser resurfacing during the cooler months when the daytime hours are shorter and you are likely spending more of your time indoors. No matter when you begin treatment, we recommend wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen (minimum SPF 30) daily until your skin has fully recovered. This can help extend the longevity of your results.

Safe for Most Skin Types

A common misconception about laser skin resurfacing is that it is only safe for patients with lighter skin types. While it may be true that certain lasers can pose a potential risk for skin discoloration in darker skin, there are safe and effective resurfacing options available. For example, Erbium lasers like new Sciton® MicroLaserPeel technology can often be an excellent option for patients with darker complexions. Sciton® laser treatments at AYA are fully adjustable and can be customized to the specific needs of each patient.

Multiple Treatments May be Required

While a single laser skin resurfacing treatment may be able to fully treat your concerns, in many cases a series of treatments may be required in order to achieve the most satisfying aesthetic results. However, once your treatments are completed, your results will be outstanding and long-lasting.

Expertise Matters

When performed by an experienced professional, like the skincare providers at AYA, laser skin resurfacing can provide a great way for patients to dramatically improve the quality and appearance of their skin. However, when in the hands of a poorly trained individual, laser skin resurfacing treatments can be ineffective or even hazardous to your skin. So choose a provider based on their experience, training, and quality, not just whoever is offering the cheapest price.

For patients who seek to reinvigorate their appearance, laser skin resurfacing treatments at AYA can be an excellent way to achieve healthy, glowing skin. AYA Medical Spa are members of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), the foremost authority on cosmetic laser technology. If you are interested in laser skin resurfacing at AYA, please don’t hesitate to come into any of our three Atlanta and Alpharetta locations (Avalon, Phipps Plaza, Northside) for a complimentary skincare analysis. For more information, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+ or contact AYA Medical Spa today.