Laser Facials Are the New Trend: What You Need to Know

Aging, in many ways, is a blessing. However, for some of us, aging has become a curse. While many of us retain the feeling of youthfulness long after it’s gone, our skin tends to give us away.

One day we look in the mirror and barely recognize our reflection, leading many of us to consider going under the knife. But what if you could get great results without having to get plastic surgery? This is what laser facials essentially have become: A more natural alternative to costly and often dangerous medical procedures.

If it seems like you can’t go anywhere without hearing about laser facials or seeing an article where someone shows off their results, there’s a reason for that. This new trend is more than just another celebrity advertisement. Its popularity has been driven by several essential factors, and it’s about time you knew why.

Growing Demand

The beauty industry has created countless products designed to reduce signs of aging. Those products that actually work often take time and constant use for results to occur, something most people are too impatient to wait around for. For those who have the money, getting a facelift is often the next step to a more youthful appearance, but results are never guaranteed. Even the richest celebrities have gotten botched plastic surgery that left them looking decades older than they had before.

A demand grew for a cost-effective natural solution—one that wouldn’t force people to be out of work for weeks, stuck in bed on pain pills, and one that would ensure they weren’t left with scars and permanent disfigurement. Laser facials have always been a popular option, but it wasn’t until recent technology advancements occurred that they became a better alternative to plastic surgery.

Advancing Technology

The technology behind laser facials has advanced to the point that those who receive treatment experience few or no side effects. No downtime is required from work, and most people get back to their daily routine the moment they leave the office. This is due to the development of fractional lasers. These lasers are able to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin, eliminating imperfections, without causing any visible damage to the skin’s surface. It does this by creating microscopic wounds in the layers of the skin that contain wrinkles, age spots, loose skin, and other signs of aging. The body naturally reacts to these wounds by sending collagen to make repairs.

Collagen is the key to younger looking skin. Most people stop naturally forming collagen in their thirties, which is why people start to experience signs of aging at this time. Laser fractional rejuvenation treatments are able to restart collagen production in the body, no matter how much time has passed since the body produced collagen on its own. As the body heals the skin after laser treatment, you’ll notice a smoother complexion and a reduction of wrinkles and discoloration. The collagen produced will also improve the skin’s elasticity, giving you a naturally youthful appearance, as opposed to the unnatural look other procedures can cause.

It Actually Works

Unlike some other beauty remedies, laser facials actually work and results can be noticed immediately. The skin will continue to improve even weeks after a laser treatment is performed, as collagen production will continue to occur on its own. Those who’ve had laser facials rave about what it does for their skin, contributing to the procedure’s popularity. Marketing is hardly needed, thanks to word of mouth and beauty bloggers.

Laser facials more than reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. They also improve skin elasticity, giving your skin a tight, youthful look. Age spots, sun damage, skin discoloration, and scars can all be targeted and eliminated with this technology. You’ll be able to breathe new life into your skin practically overnight.

What You Need to Know about Laser Facials

  • On average, laser treatments are done in under 20 minutes.
  • Laser treatments can be performed on any part of the body, including the neck, shoulders, and chest.
  • These treatments can be done to eliminate acne-causing bacteria and reduce breakouts.
  • While laser facials eliminate skin imperfections, they also prevent them from occurring in the future.
  • The results can last for more than 5 years if the skin is properly taken care of by wearing sunscreen, avoiding sunbathing, and maintaining a proactive skincare routine.
  • Laser facials can also treat rosacea and get rid of any unwanted freckles.
  • Several laser treatments may be required, depending on the severity of your skin imperfections.
  • Treatments are administered by licensed medical laser technicians at most laser clinics.
  • Most people consider laser facials to be painless or nearly painless, however, numbing creams can be available upon request, and most laser clinics use a tool that applies cool air to the area during treatments.

If you’re curious about what a laser facial can do to improve your skin, contact a professional at your local laser clinic. Most laser clinics offer free consultations with a licensed medical laser technician who can review the procedure with you and as give you an idea of how many laser treatments will be required to get the results you’re looking for. Don’t put up with your aging skin a second longer—make your appointment today!

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Paul A. Boulos
Dr. Paul A. Boulos is an excellent and versatile cosmetic surgeon, passionate about his vocation and helping others. Dr. Boulos is an alumni of Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his General Surgery training at Inspira Medical in Southern New Jersey. He studied and learn under Dr. Joseph Castellano, one of the premier breast and body Cosmetic Surgeons in South Florida. He currently works as a Cosmetic Surgeon at Jolie Plastic Surgery in Miami, FL.