Laser Skin Treatment FAQs

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    What does laser skin rejuvenation treat?
    Aside from bringing elasticity and youthfulness back to your skin, laser skin rejuvenation can be used to get rid of skin imperfections.

    Most commonly, this procedure is used to reduce the appearance of:

    • Pore size
    • Fine Lines
    • Wrinkles
    • Birthmarks
    • Scars
    • Sun damage
    • Acne scars
    • Freckles
    • Discoloration
    • Age spots
    • Skin Imperfections

    Are laser skin rejuvenation treatments painful?

    Any laser procedure may cause mild discomfort that most customers compare to the snap of a rubber band. Laser skin rejuvenation treatments with the PicoWay are more comfortable than prior laser treatments because the laser pulse is so quick, one trillionth of a second, that there is little to no heat generated. The PicoWay laser is a photoacoustic (light shockwave) laser rather than the more traditional photothermal (light heat wave) lasers that have been used in the past.

    At Body Details, our licensed medical laser experts use the Zimmer cryogenic device, an advanced cryogenic cooling system that’s used simultaneously with the PicoWay Resolve laser. The Zimmer is used to maximize comfort for our customers by delivering cold air at -32°F to the area being treated, ultimately numbing the outer layers of the skin, without affecting your results.

    If you want to experience what it feels like, while we never offer free trials of treatments, we do offer a "test pulse". Using the laser settings which (based upon your particular factors) we would be most likely to start your treatments with, you could experience 2 or 3 laser pulses. It would not possibly be effective at hair removal, and laser settings do increase, but it would at least give you a sense of how a treatment would feel. For a test pulse, you must still follow the pre-treatment instructions found here, because they are not only for safety, but also affect your skin's sensitivity.

    How many laser treatments will I need?

    The number of required treatments varies from person to person, depending on several factors. These factors include a person’s skin type, skin color, the area being treated, as well as the desired results. While a difference in the skin’s appearance will be noticeable after just one treatment, it may take longer to remove deep tissue discoloration and/or birthmarks. Body Details is the only laser skin rejuvenation center using our trademarked True Laser™ technique, which is the combination of several key factors needed to provide customers with the safest and most effective results in the shortest amount of time. Since the number of treatments can vary from person to person, Body Details® offers both per session and package pricing and has multiple financing options to meet your budgetary needs.

    How long do treatments take?

    On average, treatments take less than 10 minutes. This, of course, depends of the size of the area being treated and is based on a standard facial treatment. The treatment of a larger area may take longer, usually no more than 30 minutes.

    What is the difference between ablative and nonablative lasers?

    Ablative lasers were the original lasers used for skin resurfacing and rejuvenation before nonablative lasers were discovered. These kinds of lasers often created open wounds on the skin’s surface, which encouraged the growth of new skin cells in order to produce results. Treatments using an ablative laser are considered invasive procedures and must be done by a doctor. They usually take 30-45 minutes to treat smaller areas such as the face, and recovery time can range from days to weeks, depending on how quickly your wounds heal. Nonablative lasers are considered noninvasive as they can reach the deeper layers of the skin without damaging the epidermis, so there are no open wounds or downtime. Treatments only take 10 minutes on average, and sessions can be performed every 4 weeks if desired to slow down the appearance of aging. Laser skin rejuvenation treatments are not only safer while still achieving similar results, they are also far less invasive and require no downtime.

    Does laser skin rejuvenation cause scarring or any other side effects?

    • Some patients will experience a temporary acne breakout
    • Patients with certain types of skin discoloration such as Melasma should be evaluated by our experts to determine if laser skin rejuvenation is right for them.
    • There is no risk of scarring with laser skin rejuvenation; in fact, it is used to treat scars.

    What guidelines do I need to follow before and after treatments?

    Before receiving laser skin rejuvenation treatments, please:

    • Avoid tanning or excessive sun exposure for two weeks prior to your appointment.
    • Remove all makeup, lotion, and other products from the area.

    During the first 24 hours following laser skin rejuvenation treatments, please:

    • Minimize strenuous activities.
    • If necessary, apply an ice pack or cold compress to the treated area on and off.
    • Avoid sun exposure and tanning beds.
    • Use sunscreen throughout your treatment process.
    • Moisturize frequently.

    How much does laser skin rejuvenation cost?

    Several variables go into the pricing of our laser skin rejuvenation treatments, such as the severity of your skin imperfections and the size of the area you’d like treated. We encourage you to schedule your fast, free virtual consultation with Body Details now to determine what treatment options will give you the results you desire. Call 866-708-8645 to schedule your free virtual consultation now.
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