Anti-aging laser treatments are becoming as common as washing your face. However, there are many lasers out there, that do different things to both the surface of the skin and underneath. The associated costs will vary, as well as the downtime, or recovery, that you may have.
When considering a laser treatment for anti-aging, there are many things that you should think about before laying down on in the treatment room and going for broke. Consider your lifestyle and the down-time that you would feel comfortable with. You have the option between non-ablative and ablative lasers. There are non-ablative lasers which leave the upper-most layer of the skin intact, but still penetrate down into the dermal layers (like our Candela Smoothbeam laser, or our Candela YAG Skin Tightening Treatment). Typically, there is less down-time associated with non-ablative lasers as well as a reduced discomfort during the treatment. Ablative lasers physically remove the top layer of skin, so there can be more of a recovery time with this, as your skin needs to heal and can take days to weeks, or sometimes even months, to go back to a normal, albeit pink, appearance. Ablative lasers can also be more painful. Lasers treatments, in general, do result in some discomfort no matter what service you are getting, but many times we are able to use an anesthetic numbing gel that can help tone it down a notch or two so that it is more manageable for the client.
We have a few different services on our menu that are very highly effective, and non-ablative, depending on the skin issue you are looking to improve upon.
-Candela Smoothbeam Laser
is an excellent NO DOWNTIME, non-ablative option for those clients suffering from active cystic acne, acne scarring, or wrinkling around the mouth and orbital area. Targeting just the deeper layers of the skin, most clients can return to work and or physical activity on the same day.
-Candela YAG for Skin Tightening
is another wonderful option for those clients that have laxity on their face and neck, or even chest area. Again, non-ablative, many clients are able to go back to work on the same day with no issue, as no harm is done to the surface of the skin.
We're excited to introduce the Elos Plus e-matrix to our upcoming service menu! This amazing sublative (non-ablative) laser takes fractional technology to the next level by using laser wavelength and combining it with radio frequency for added depth, as well as real-time feedback. If you have moderate to deep wrinkles, acne scarring, dull skin, loss of fullness or radiance, then this is the laser for you! There is some minor downtime associated with this procedure as it does slightly disturb the surface of the skin resulting in some roughness, however, this can be covered with makeup, and resolves in about 5-7 days. The treatment protocol calls for much fewer treatments than other fractional lasers on the market, while delivering superior results. The benefit to you is less treatments, costing you less money, but giving you the same results as other lasers on the market that are more expensive and require more treatments. We are looking forward to offering this service to you!