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Dear #AYA: How Do I Choose Between Cosmetic Laser Treatments?

February 27, 2019 | Blog

Nonsurgical Laser TreatmentsWelcome back to our Dear #AYA series, where we answer questions that we receive from patients about the award-winning cosmetic treatments and skin care products we offer. Here at AYA, we pride ourselves on offering the most up-to-date laser technology available.

Our skin care experts specialize in administering cosmetic laser treatments that can significantly improve the quality of a person’s skin by treating signs of aging like wrinkles, sun damage, unwanted hair, and more. To help our patients understand their options, we have answered a few questions about the cosmetic laser treatments we perform at AYA and the amazing benefits they can provide.

Dear #AYA,

How can I know if a cosmetic laser treatment is safe for my specific skin type?

Not Taking Chances

Dear Not Taking Chances,

The Sciton® Cosmetic Laser Treatments we perform at AYA, as well as our laser hair removal treatments, can be used to help nearly any type of complexion. If necessary, our licensed medical providers can calibrate a specific treatment to offer a truly customized experience based on the patient’s specific skin type and tone.

Dear #AYA,

What does it mean for a laser treatment to be ablative or non-ablative? Which type is more beneficial?

Need the Facts

Dear Need the Facts,

The difference between ablative and non-ablative laser treatments is how deeply they penetrate the surface of the skin to address aesthetic issues. Ablative lasers work by exclusively treating the top layers of damaged skin. Non-ablative lasers use higher frequencies to bypass the top layers of the skin and stimulate collagen production from within. Halo by Sciton® laser combines both ablative and non-ablative laser technology to provide comprehensive skin resurfacing results.

Dear #AYA,

I have considerable acne scarring. How many laser treatment sessions will I need to achieve the clear skin that I desire?

Trying to Plan

Dear Trying to Plan,

Every patient is different. While it is certainly possible that a single cosmetic laser treatment may be able to provide the results that you aspire for, in many cases, multiple treatment sessions will be required. In order to allow the skin to heal completely between treatments, we typically advise patients to wait 4 to 8 weeks before coming back for more. We will discuss this in more detail at your pre-treatment skin analysis.

As an active member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), we know our patients depend on us to provide outstanding results, as well as the knowledge and expertise required to find the right laser treatment (or treatments) for their specific needs. This is a responsibility we take very seriously. For more information or to schedule a cosmetic laser treatment, please contact AYA Medical Spa today. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for additional skincare tips, special offers, and more.