The Importance of Maintaining Laser Treatments AT DERMACARE SAN DIEGO

Published: October 4, 2023
Category: Blog

Laser treatments can be a very effective tool for skin rejuvenation, which is why so many people are enjoying these procedures. They can reduce various skin conditions from acne to aging signs, making them a popular asset for people of all ages. That being said, while a single laser treatment can provide noticeable, skin-changing results, the effects are only temporary. 

This is why we recommend that you consider scheduling maintenance sessions to ensure your results last for as long as you’d like them to. In this blog, we will talk about the importance of maintaining your laser treatments so that you can continue looking youthful and radiant!

How Often Should You Get Laser Maintenance Treatments?

Most patients can schedule maintenance treatments once every four to six weeks. It is not recommended to undergo multiple laser treatments as your collagen develops and to account for healing time. The results can also take some time to show, which is why you should not rush into getting a second treatment before even living with the results from the first. Here, at Dermacare, we can offer you a recommended time frame after a thorough consultation.  

The goals you want to achieve with the laser treatment may also decide how often you should schedule a maintenance session. For instance, if the purpose is for laser hair removal, then you can safely visit the office once every three months. For facial rejuvenation such as Laser Genesis, you can come into the office once per month. 

You need a minimum of four weeks for your skin to heal, which makes the six-week timeframe the go-to for most patients. If you undergo a series of treatments, our providers recommend that you repeat them at least once per year to maintain their effect. A complete maintenance routine guide will be provided by our Dermacare staff. 

The Benefits of Laser Maintenance Treatments

Here are a few reasons for scheduling more laser treatments:

  • They Help Maintain Your Results

Laser therapy can help reduce various imperfections by breaking down excess melanin and stimulating collagen production. When the laser stops taking effect, the collagen will once more slow down its production. Repeat maintenance sessions can keep your imperfections at bay for a longer time, allowing you to enjoy a vibrant and fresh look.

  • They Are Great as Preventative Measures

While many laser treatments actively treat conditions, most patients will also choose to have laser maintenance performed as a preventative measure. For instance, if you are at the age where fine lines are likely to appear, laser treatments can help prevent them from showing up. 

  • They Treat Multiple Skin Concerns

One of the main advantages of laser treatments is that they can address various skin concerns at different points in your life. In your teens or early 20s, you may get the treatment because you’re struggling with acne breakouts. In your mid 20s to early 30s, you might be dealing with discoloration. Later in your mid 30s, you can use the procedure for fine lines and wrinkles. Maintenance laser treatments can catch almost every problem early on, allowing you to meet your aesthetic goals at any age. 

  • They Reduce Maintenance Costs in the Long Run

Many patients have invested time and finances into expensive skin care to treat a range of their skin conditions, only to find minimal improvement. After the laser treatment, patients find that they no longer need to keep trying a handful of skin care products anymore to find one that “helps.” Instead, their routine has become more standard and easy, using only the best medical-grade skin care products available. By going in for maintenance sessions, you’ll keep these expensive-to-treat conditions at bay, reducing costs in the long run.

The Bottom Line

Maintenance sessions are just as important for the skin as the first laser procedure because they can help provide long-term results. Call Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics to schedule an appointment for your next laser treatment!


For more information about laser treatments and their maintenance, you can contact Dermacare at 858-230-8040 for our clinic in San Diego and 760-206-8926 for our practice in Carlsbad. We would be more than happy to provide you with the information you need. Alternatively, you can fill out our online contact form and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.