Laser Maintenance: The Key to Glowing Skin

laser skin treatment patientOctober is the month to come in for your next laser treatment. At Dermacare San Diego and Dermacare Carlsbad, we are ready to provide you with your next routine laser appointment to keep you looking healthy and feeling great.

Most laser treatments require minimal upkeep to ensure the results are enduring. If it has been a while since your last laser appointment and you want to maintain your fresh, revitalized look, schedule your appointment with us today. Whether you are working on getting unwanted hair or tattoos removed, boosting your skin’s youth or eliminating acne and facial scarring, now is the time to book that next treatment session.

Why multiple treatments?

Laser treatments disrupt the skin’s layers in a controlled manner to facilitate specific healing processes that eliminate imperfections. Whether you are looking to remove sun damage, freckles, tattoos, acne or scarring, your skin needs time to recover in between sessions. Depending on the condition of your skin or the number of concerns you have, Dr. Birchall will determine how many sessions are necessary to address your specific needs.

Each laser treatment is different regarding recovery time and the number of sessions needed to realize your full outcome. Some, like SmartSkin CO2, require only one treatment to achieve the desired results, while others, like Picosure Skin Rejuvenation, require several treatments spaced multiple weeks apart to receive the full effects.

Acne Treatment

Dermacare offers both Blue Light Therapy and Levulan Photodynamic Therapy for reduction of inflammatory and cystic acne. Blue Light Therapy is recommended for moderate inflammatory acne vulgaris and is best applied in biweekly treatments spaced five weeks apart. If you have begun Blue Light Therapy, it is important to maintain a regular treatment schedule that will keep you on the road to healthier skin. The treatment targets P. acnes, the bacteria that leads to acne breakouts, eliminating the bacteria to create a smoother, clearer complexion.

For cystic acne, Levulan Photodynamic Therapy may be a good treatment choice for you. This unique skin therapy works best when administered across three sessions scheduled one month apart. Before treatment, a topical medication known as Levulan is applied to the skin, which absorbs the light and helps the laser to work more effectively. Blue light selectively targets P. acnes as well, eradicating the bacteria and eliminating the breakouts in the process.

Laser Tattoo, Hair and Vein Removal

The versatility of laser treatments allows for the removal of visible veins, brown spots and even body ink you no longer want. All of these offerings are available at Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics, ensuring all of our patients can meet their aesthetic goals, no matter what they are looking to enhance or remove.

Tattoos enrich the human body, turning the skin into a walking canvas of art and creating a tapestry for your unique personality. However, you may begin to regret some tattoos you had done in the past or wish to create space for some new ink. Tattoo removal is performed in a series of treatment sessions. Depending on the size and color of the tattoo, complete removal will need three to five treatments, with six to eight weeks of between each one to allow sufficient time for the skin to heal and eliminate the ink destroyed during the laser removal process.

Laser hair removal eliminates unwanted hair on the face and body, with permanent reduction seen by most patients. Five to seven treatments with six to eight weeks between appointments are most conducive for safe and complete removal of unwanted hair. By addressing hundreds of follicles at once with the Cutera system, laser hair removal is drastically quicker than traditional electrolysis methods.

Finally, if you would like to remove unsightly veins visible just below the surface of your skin, a series of treatment sessions can help you achieve these goals as well. Laser vein removal usually requires three appointments spaced six weeks apart. The treatment coagulates the visible vein, so it collapses over time and blood naturally reroutes to healthy veins nearby.

Skin Rejuvenation and Wrinkle Treatments

Here at Dermacare, we offer several different laser treatments to keep your skin refreshed and give you a healthy glow. Laser treatments like Fraxel, IPL Fotofacials, Picosure Skin Rejuvenation, SmartSkin CO2 and Laser Genesis all target blemishes in your skin and can restore your youthful complexion. Dr. Birchall will work with you to determine which procedure is best for your specific aesthetic goals.

When undergoing any laser treatment, it is important to give your body adequate time to heal before the next session. Dr. Birchall and the experts at Dermacare will work with you individually to make sure you do not miss a single appointment on your journey to clear and vibrant skin. If you have had laser treatments in the past and loved the way your skin looked afterward, be sure to schedule an annual follow-up appointment to keep your skin happy and healthy.

Now is the time to schedule your next laser skin care appointment. Call Dermacare San Diego at 858-943-2443 or Dermacare Carlsbad at 760-472-5088 to schedule a session this month. Your skin will thank you!