Lasers are among the most popular cosmetic treatments today; laser technology provides amazing improvement for facial complexions with the beam of a light.
Previously, in skin treatments injectables were discussed as fast remedies for reducing wrinkles and plumping withered complexions, laser treatments tone skin and treat a variety of conditions such as skin discolorations, sun damage and age spots.
Laser, Less Invasive but Effective Solution for Improving Skin
While injectables are fast fixes for reducing the signs of aging, not everyone is willing to “go through the needle” according to the best botox in London salon staff. That’s where lasers come in, an alternative solution spread over a period of time providing similar results. Among the alternatives are Fraxel Laser Resurfacing and IPL Laser Therapy.
Erase Age Spots and Stimulate Skin With Fraxel Laser Resurfacing
Fraxel Laser Resurfacing is a method used to repair skin with the heat of a light. The treatment is conducted in sessions treating about 15 to 20% of the skin at a time, allowing for minimal downtime.
There are many benefits to Fraxel Laser Resurfacing: fade fine lines and wrinkles, erase brown spots, and stimulate the skin’s own natural production of new collagen to provide continuous improvement of skin texture and tone.
There are two versions of Fraxel Laser Resurfacing treatments, Fraxel Restore and Fraxel Repair. While both accomplish the same results, Fraxel Restore requires a series of treatments and has essentially no downtime but Fraxel Repair laser requires one or two sessions and a recuperation period of approximately 4-5 days after treatment. When choosing this treatment, allow two to four weeks before a special occasion.
Is it safe? FDA approved. Expect to see some redness, swelling, flaking, and in some cases scarring.
Is the treatment painful? As painful as a bad sunburn. Before treatment, the area is numbed with a topical anesthetic and a cooling device is provided for additional comfort.
How much does it cost? The cost of Fraxel Laser Resurfacing depends on the size of the area being treated, and on geographic location. The average price in the U.S.A. is between $500 and $6,000.
Improve Skin Tone and Texture with a Laser Facial
IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light and also known as Photofacial Laser. IPL is a device that uses pulses of intense light to improve skin. IPL is the mildest of treatments, great to make skin tone even, create brightness, and provide a youthful glow.
This treatment has the added benefit of stimulating the skin’s own natural production of new collagen providing continuous improvement long after the therapy is over.
IPL involves a series of treatments; usually three to five sessions are necessary to see results and may be done four weeks apart. Each session lasts about fifteen minutes.
Is it safe? IPL is FDA approved. After treatment, the face might feel or look sunburned for a day or two, allow two weeks before a special occasion. Not recommended for dark skin.
Is the treatment painful? It depends on the individual; most people say it feels like a rubber band snapping on the skin. A topical anesthetic cream can diminish the discomfort.
How much does it cost? Anywhere from £70 to £400 per treatment, depending on the area being treated and on geographic location. Some people might require only one treatment, while others might require three or four.
Among the benefits of any of the skin treatments discussed are the stimulation of collagen re-growth that results in ongoing improvement and simplifying the number of skin care creams and lotions used. Visit a skin specialist to find out which method is best for the specific beauty concern and skin type.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for educational purposes only and should not be used for diagnosis or to guide treatment without the opinion of a health professional. Any reader who is concerned about his or her health should contact a doctor for advice.