Aesthetic medicine constantly evolves with new technologies emerging week in and week out. As a result, laser treatments are becoming more popular with different applications treating various issues. As clear, smooth skin with an even tone and texture is one of the most desirable traits, lasers can be an optimal option to address your unique cosmetic concerns and achieve your aesthetic goals.
Understanding Laser Skin Treatments
From minimizing wrinkles and fine lines to clearing acne, laser skin treatments offer several cosmetic benefits, like skin resurfacing and skin tightening. These treatments rely on two laser types: ablative and non-ablative. Ablative lasers remove the skin’s thin outer layer while heating underlying tissue and promoting collagen production. Non-ablative lasers are less invasive and stimulate collagen growth without wounding the skin’s surface.
Dr. Sara Yegiyants Plastic Surgery and Skin Spa offer multiple laser treatments to enhance facial beauty and appearance. They include:
- Halo, BBL, Skin Tyte, diVa
- Sciton Moxi
- IPL Photofacials
- Deka Dot CO2 Laser
- Skin Tightening
- Skin Resurfacing
- Hair Removal
- HALO Laser
How Do Laser Treatments Work?
Different lasers for different skin issues can be a source of confusion for many men and women looking to address a specific problem. It’s better to ask if your provider has a laser that treats your unique skin concern. Remember, it’s not the laser technology that treats your skin but the physician who understands and knows how to use it for optimal outcomes. During your consultation, ask Dr. Yegiyants which laser she recommends and how it will resolve your skin issue.
Dr. Yegiyants employs resurfacing lasers to remove layers of the skin carefully. Fractional resurfacing lasers treat a fraction of the skin surface. She can create microscopic injuries to a controlled depth and eliminate dead and dull skin to replace them with new healthy skin, boosting elastin and collagen production. This new collagen and elastin increase will soften and reduce visible scarring and wrinkles.
What to Expect from Laser Skin Treatments
Depending on the skin issue, your treated skin may be pink and slightly swollen after having the procedure. It may initially have darker pigmented spots that will peel or crust. Dr. Yegiyants will give you thorough post-treatment instructions to follow so your skin heals clear, supple, and fresh.
To Get the Best Results from Laser Skin Treatments
Laser skin treatments are incredibly safe and effective in the right hands, especially when following specific precautions and post-laser care. After laser resurfacing, follow these steps to maximize your results:
- Avoid picking any crusting or scratching your skin. Apply ice packs to help reduce any discomfort or swelling.
- Avoid strenuous exercise during this recovery period, as well.
- Cleanse your skin two to five times per day using a cleanser recommended by Dr. Yegiyants.
- Practice sun protection methods daily, including applying a mineral sunscreen with zinc oxide and a minimum of SPF 30. This practice is vital after any laser treatment.
Learn More About Achieving Your Best Skin
For more information about rejuvenating your skin with laser treatments, call Dr. Sara Yegiyants Plastic Surgery and Skin Spa at (805) 682-1731 to schedule your consultation in Santa Barbara or contact us online today!