At Advanced Dermatology, we’re proud to offer a variety of laser procedures to accommodate your appearance goals. For optimal recovery, we recommend patients follow a series of guidelines and wait a safe period between treatments to promote healing. Since the growth phase and healing time vary based on the type of laser treatment you’ve undergone, we’ve developed a guide to help you along your journey.
Laser Treatment Overview
Laser treatments are effective, non-invasive treatments with limited downtime which enhance and correct various aspects and concerns. This advanced technique utilizes an advanced device which emits waves of energy and sends precisely controlled beams to the target areas. The short pulses of light act quickly to remove the issue at hand and work toward your treatment goal. We feature procedures which rejuvenate skin, remove unwanted tattoos and permanently remove hair.
Dangers of Undergoing Laser Procedures Too Close Together
When administered properly and by a qualified physician, laser procedures produce remarkably beautiful results. However, there are risks associated with receiving laser treatments too close in proximity, please heed your doctor’s advice, always. A laser is a powerful tool which when used in excess can harm the skin’s sensitive layers. When the device passes over skin too frequently, your skin is unable to heal promptly and will produce scarring.
We understand it’s difficult to wait, but believe us, the results are always worth your time. Adhering to your recommended treatment guidelines can help save you money, stress and vanity. At Advanced Dermatology, we schedule treatments in intervals in accordance with the skin and hair’s natural growth cycles.
Average Treatment Timing Between Procedures
Tattoo Removal: A laser essentially breaks down pigmentation present in your tattoo. To do this, the body needs to process and absorb particles and work on healing itself. Impeding the process prematurely could result in scarring or a change in your natural skin tone. We normally wait 4 to 6 weeks between treatments.
Laser Hair Removal: Hair grows in four various phases, each strand is in a different stage of the cycle. Laser hair removal is effective when you allow it to treat hair currently in the active growth phase. This is the reason why we schedule facial laser hair treatments for the 4 to 6 weeks apart from each other. When dealing with hair removal of the body, we schedule sessions 6 to 8 weeks apart.
Pixel CO2 Fractional Laser: This treatment can wonderfully rejuvenate your skin, smoothing out the flaws and providing you with a more youthful appearance. Though it may seem tempting, you don’t need this more than once every three months. It takes awhile for the collagen to produce and offer your skin all of the impressive benefits.
Why Choose Advanced Dermatology for your Laser Procedure
We’re proud to feature the best dermatologists in the area and excited to treat all of your skin concerns. Visit us today for an evaluation and our team will provide you with advice, solutions and a clear complexion for years to come. Please contact us for a consultation.