Laser treatments are a great way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, scars, and other blemishes. Although these treatments can be incredibly successful, it’s important to do your research beforehand. When and where you get your treatment makes all the difference. To help you with your research, we’ve laid out a few things you should consider before getting laser treatments.
#1. Time of Year
The time of year matters a great deal when you are getting laser treatments. After your treatment, your skin is hypersensitive to sun exposure, so you will not want to schedule your treatment during a time of year where you will be outside a lot. Instead, you should schedule your treatment during the fall. This gives your skin plenty of time to heal and recover during the winter months when you are spending most of your time indoors. During the spring and summer, you should continue to protect your sensitive skin with sunscreen.
#2. Type of Treatment
There are many different types of laser treatments, and the type you choose will impact the type of laser used. For example, CO2 lasers are used to treat wrinkles and scars while pulsed-dye lasers are used to treat redness and hyperpigmentation. IPL (intense pulsed light) is not technically a laser, but it is used to treat acne, sun damage, and other related issues.
Of course, when you go in for a consultation, you will not need to know the types of lasers, but you should know your individual goals. Consider why you want treatment: to treat your acne scars, reduce wrinkles, treat rosacea, or all of the above? By knowing your goals, you will help the specialist know which type of laser is needed.
#3. Recovery Times
As a non-surgical treatment, laser treatments do not involve extensive recoveries. Still, you should plan some recovery time into your schedule. While some people experience significant scabbing as the skin heals, others experience no problems whatsoever. If you notice any redness or scabs, take a day or two off work to let yourself fully recover.
#3. Who Performs the Laser Treatments
Not all laser treatments are successful. To make sure you get the best results, work with a highly-trained professional. Pick a treatment provider based on their experience and qualifications, not their discounts or prices. At Emerge Medical & Well Spa, we work with registered nurses and nurse practitioners who have extensive experience in cosmetic treatments.
Contact Emerge Medical & Well Spa
If you are looking for laser treatments in the Tulsa area, contact Emerge Medical & Well Spa. Our team of registered nurses has extensive experience in cosmetic treatments, including Botox injections, dermal fillers, and more. Contact us today for a consultation!