5 Laser Treatments to Try Before the New Year
For many people, the changing of the calendar year marks a signal for change. That’s why so many individuals declare New Year’s resolutions, usually with the best intentions of carrying them through. If you’ve decided to make some changes in the upcoming year, you might want to consider improving your outer appearance with safe, effective, and affordable laser treatments.
Why Winter Is the Best Time Laser Skin Treatments
Body Details True Laser® Centers always see an influx of clients just ahead of the holiday season, and with good reason. We recommend that you avoid the sun for two weeks after you have laser hair removal, laser tattoo removal, or skin treatments. In the winter, the best beach weather is usually behind us, so it’s not as tempting to make an ill-advised trip to your favorite Florida beach right after your treatments.
It’s also an ideal time to make subtle body and facial changes. Your skin can fully recover under your clothing without others noticing the red areas and asking intrusive questions. Additionally, it’s a great time of year to treat yourself while you’re out taking care of gifts for others. In fact, laser treatments are so fast and convenient you can schedule them during your shopping days. The truth is that any time of the year will work for laser skin treatments, but if you do it in the winter, you can take advantage of seasonal promotional offers and be ready for beautiful beach days after the new year.
Here are five of our favorite wintertime laser treatments for the winter.
1. Laser Hair Removal
If you have always wanted to have smooth, hairless skin on any part of your body or your face, laser hair removal offers a permanent way to rid yourself of the follicles that grow hair. The laser light destroys follicles at the root, preventing them from regrowing. The result is smooth hairless skin.
2. Laser Tattoo Removal
Over the last thirty years, it seems like tattoos have become a mandatory skin feature. Tattoos are great, but not all tattoos deserve permanent placement on your skin. If you have a botched, dated, or blurred tattoo that you would be happy to be rid of, laser tattoo removal is the perfect way to erase its existence without a trace. If you’ve been afraid to apply for certain jobs because of a neck or facial tattoo, you should know that few companies hire in December. The holiday hiring freeze is the perfect time to remove that tattoo and let your skin recover in time for the January hiring rush.
3. Scar Reduction
For many people, having a scar is a painful reminder of past trauma. Lasers are an effective way to minimize the appearance of scars and to promote the growth of new skin. Scars are more noticeable because of puffiness and discoloration. A laser can destroy puffy dead skin, allowing fresh skin to replace it.
4. Skin Rejuvenation
Skin rejuvenation involves the laser “wounding” some of the skin cells at the micro-level. This triggers the body’s natural healing mechanism and increases collagen production. The effect is that tiny lines become smoother, wrinkles less apparent, and the skin attains a healthy, smooth appearance. Other skin imperfections, such as age spots, sun spots, and other blemishes become less apparent. We can also target the darker cells to help these unwanted skin features to become less noticeable.
5. Laser Lipo Fat Removal
Laser lipo is a fat reduction process that requires no downtime, no surgery, and it gets results. The “lipo” is short for lipolysis and shouldn’t be confused with liposuction, which is a very different surgical procedure that requires weeks of recovery. Using the EON Laser, laser lipo targets fat cells beneath the skin. The laser heats the fat to the melting point and destroys the fat cells. The body naturally disposes of the materials through the lymphatic system. Laser lipolysis is particularly effective for stubborn lower belly fat. Most patients notice results within six weeks.
How Aesthetic Laser Treatments Work
Laser treatments work in different ways depending on the type of treatment you’ve chosen. Laser tattoo removal breaks up the pigment trapped in the cells beneath the epidermis. White blood cells then remove the remnants. Laser hair removal destroys the hair root, preventing future growth. Laser fat reduction melts the fat and destroys the fat cells.
The best way to understand the process you’re considering is to speak to a licensed medical professional. At Body Details True Laser® Centers, we understand that any medical treatment involving your physical appearance is going to result in a certain amount of apprehension. That’s why we offer a free, no-obligation consultation. You can discuss the procedure you’re considering with one of our many medical professionals.
Each of our laser centers has a resident physician with a dermatology or plastic surgery specialty. Our laser techs are all physicians assistants (PAs) or advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). We are not like the typical medspa. Patient care and results are our top priorities.
How To Prepare for Laser Treatment
When you schedule your free consultation, you should be ready to discuss any questions you have with one of our medical experts. Don’t wear makeup or skin products over the area where you are considering treatment. You should wear loose-fitting clothing to facilitate the examination.
It’s always best to arrive a few minutes before the appointment. Our laser professional will want to know about your health history and any medications that you’re currently taking. They may make recommendations for you to follow before and after the procedure. These are to enhance results and to avoid undesired side effects.
What to Expect After Laser Treatments
The after-effects of laser treatments are mild, and you should not have any problem resuming normal activities. It’s not uncommon to experience skin irritation. It’s comparable to a mild to moderate sunburn, but only in the treated area. Your laser technician may recommend that you do not expose the treated area to the sun for a period of time. It’s important that you follow their recommendations. If your process requires more than one treatment, which is common with laser cosmetology, our staff will help you schedule an appointment for maximum efficacy.
Frequently Asked Questions about Laser Treatments
The best way to have your questions answered is by scheduling a consultation at a Body Details True Laser® Center near you. We offer a free, no-obligation appointment so you can be certain about your course of action.
Why Isn’t It a Good Idea to Go out in the Sun after My Treatment?
Skin laser treatments involve controlled damage to the skin. This is part of the process. During the healing process, the skin is particularly sensitive and susceptible to sun damage. If you have to go out in the sun, use an approved SPF sunscreen. You should ask your laser treatment professional for recommendations.
What If My Hair Grows Back after Laser Hair Removal?
It’s not uncommon to require more than one treatment for laser hair removal. Sometimes, the laser misses some of the follicles, or they survive the initial treatment. Body Details has the Devil in the Details™ guarantee. This policy guarantees that if you require more than one session for a laser hair removal treatment, which is common, we will not charge you for the follow-up treatments under the written terms and conditions of our free lifetime guarantee.
Florida Laser Treatment Centers
For years, Body Details True Laser® Centers have delivered incredible results with cutting-edge medical laser technology. Our facilities are open five days per week, and we have extended hours to accommodate work schedules. Treat yourself or someone else to the holiday gift of flawless, smooth skin this year. Schedule your free consultation today.