Do’s And Don’ts: How to Prepare for Laser Skin Resurfacing
Having flawless, beautiful skin is always in style, but it can be hard to reach when you’re constantly being plagued by acne, acne scars, wrinkles, and fine lines that just won’t seem to go away on their own.
Even some of the best topical products on the market (that cost a fortune) fail to do what they claim they’re going to do. Now, you can breathe new life into your skin with Laser Skin Resurfacing treatments at Être in New Orleans.
This skin rejuvenation treatment can help patients reduce the appearance of wrinkles, scars, and a host of other skin concerns, providing you with smoother, vibrant-looking skin. Here are a few dos and don’ts to help you prepare for your procedure.
What Is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Before we get into the do’s and don’ts of laser skin resurfacing, it’s important to understand exactly what this treatment entails. The laser technique uses short, direct pulsating beams of light at irregular skin, removing the outer layer of skin where the damage can be seen. The lasers stimulate the growth of new collagen fibers, resulting in new skin that is firmer and younger-looking.
The Do’s and The Don’ts
When it comes to skin procedures, the preparation for your treatment is as necessary as the treatment itself.
- Don’t exfoliate your skin about one week before your treatment.
- Do temporarily stop all retinoid creams, glycolic, salicylic, or lactic acid treatment as part of your daily skin care routine.
- Don’t add any new products right before your treatment to avoid problems with irritation.
- Do ask your doctor if you should avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E, or fish oils as these are blood thinners and can increase bruising.
- Don’t apply sunless tanning creams or go to tanning spas, as these can interfere with laser treatment and cause damage to your skin
- Do avoid alcohol and smoking as both of these can cause inflammation in the skin. Alcohol can also act as a blood thinner.
The Benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing
Hyperpigmentation: Hyperpigmentation can be caused by many factors, including unprotected sun exposure, acne, aging, and more. Hyperpigmentation can give the face a dull or blotchy appearance, but with fractional skin resurfacing your skin can be restored to a bright, fresh complexion.
Lines and Wrinkles: Laser skin resurfacing is also a form of collagen induction therapy, which helps your body produce more oil. Collagen naturally fills in fine lines and wrinkles, creating younger, firmer skin. Fractional skin resurfacing can also be used on the most delicate areas of the face, like the eyelid and around the mouth.
Texture: While some blemishes can be concealed with cosmetics, textural issues like deep-pitted acne scars, clogged pores, and other surface irregularities cannot be covered by makeup. Fractional skin resurfacing can help fill in surface depressions and improve the texture of your skin.
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While fractional skin resurfacing is minimally invasive, it requires a level of expertise to create the desired results. Our board-certified dermatologists at Être are dedicated to patient safety, comfort, and satisfaction when performing all procedures.
Dr. Lisa Donofrio is currently the president of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the largest surgical dermatology society in the world. She brings this same level of expertise and dedication to her patients every day.