While we typically equate the desire for smooth skin with the warmer months, the cooler seasons are essentially an ideal time to begin your laser hair removal or laser skin resurfacing treatments. At AYA™ Medical Spa, we offer various laser treatments to remove unwanted hair, spider veins, skin conditions, or even wrinkles to help you achieve the look you want. Though less skin is shown in fall and winter, starting your laser treatments now will let you show off your rejuvenated skin in time for warmer weather.
Because the sun should be avoided following laser procedures, they are best reserved for colder months. UV exposure after laser treatment can cause hyperpigmentation so we advise our laser patients to avoid sun exposure for up to 6 weeks following treatment. Although wearing SPF 30 sunscreen and clothes that cover the treated area(s) can help protect against hyperpigmentation, it is best to avoid the sun altogether, which is easier done during colder months than during the summer.
Since laser hair removal takes more than one treatment to address hair as it enters the growth phase, starting laser treatments now will have you feeling and looking great by warmer months. Laser hair removal can be performed on the face, back, underarms, legs, chest, and bikini area. Due to the staggered nature of hair growth, some hairs actively grow while others may remain dormant; therefore, laser hair removal requires multiple treatments. During your consultation, our licensed estheticians will determine the number of laser hair removal treatments that will work best for your unique skin needs. Typically, most patients require four to six hair removal treatments, but it is recommended to undergo a series of eight treatments which should be spread out during a six-week time span.
Our experienced estheticians also perform laser skin resurfacing using Sciton® for the face and body. Similar to chemical peels, Sciton® exfoliates the skin and stimulates collagen production. Our Sciton® laser systems are the most versatile and technologically advanced resurfacing laser treatments available today. In addition to our BBL™ and MicroLaserPeel™, we’ve been the first in Atlanta, GA to recently incorporate Halo™ by Sciton® laser resurfacing, the world’s first and only tunable hybrid fractional laser on the market, into our list of non-invasive procedures. By utilizing this innovative technology, it allows our estheticians and board-certified physicians to treat nearly any skin condition ranging from sun damage, elasticity, age spots, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, vascular conditions, and even melasma which can most effectively be treated with Halo™.
If you are interested in laser hair removal, laser skin resurfacing, any of the other treatments we offer, contact us today to schedule a consultation. Be sure to connect with AYA™ Medical Spa on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest for the latest skincare information and news.