What You Can Expect from Laser Wrinkle Removal
Wanting to get rid of those pesky wrinkles without looking like you’ve had a whole round of botox? Laser wrinkle removal is a safe, non-surgical alternative that provides much more natural results. Here we’ve written up everything you need to know about this fantastic treatment.
How Does Laser Wrinkle Removal Work?
When we get older, the collagen and elastin that previously made our skin look so plump and young starts to weaken, causing wrinkles to form. Laser wrinkle removal uses pulses of laser light to reach deeply into the support structures of our skin, causing them to regenerate with new collagen and elastin. It’s a safe, non-surgical cosmetic treatment with very minimal downtime.
What is the Treatment Like?
Laser wrinkle removal treatments are not painful. You’ll feel a warm sensation on your skin during the laser facial, but you shouldn’t feel pain. Immediately after the treatment, your skin might be slightly pink, and it’s normal for the treated area to feel a bit like sunburn for a few hours. We recommend using aloe vera gel to cool your skin afterwards. That being said, it’s perfectly fine to apply makeup and resume normal activities immediately.
Should I Do Anything Before or After?
Because some medications will make your skin extra sensitive to laser treatments, talk to your laser specialist about the medications you’re currently taking. You should avoid sun exposure in the two weeks leading up to the treatment, and do not apply fake tan in the week leading up to the treatment. You should also avoid using any retinoid, glycolic acid or any astringents a week before and 24 hours after your treatment.
After your treatment, your skin may be sensitive, so it’s important to treat it gently. Avoid sun exposure for a few days to reduce the chances of dark spots forming. Also avoid anything that will make the treatment area hot, like hot baths, saunas and excessive exercise. It’s also best to stay away from swimming pools or spas with chlorine and chemicals directly after your treatment.
What Changes Will I Notice?
Laser wrinkle removal treatments will provide you with natural-looking improvements to the appearance of your skin. You’ll look radiant and fresh, without looking like you’ve gone under the knife. Laser wrinkle removal is great for targeting crow’s feet, frown lines, lipstick lines, smoker’s lines and any other lines around the eyes, mouth and face. For the best results, we recommend three treatments spaced two weeks apart.
When Can I Have One??
Ready for more youthful, glowing skin? Come in for a free consultation with one of our highly-trained beauty professionals. Our clinic is in a discreet location in the Brisbane CBD, so you can pop in whenever suits. To book an appointment, get in touch with our laser professionals, or book a laser appointment online.