Skin resurfacing is great for someone who may have numerous skin concerns such as fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, melasma which is a skin condition characterized by brown or blue-gray patches or freckle-like spots, hyperpigmentation, lack of hydration, as well as skin texture.
The most common treatment for skin resurfacing is with the use of lasers. Here at Vanish, we carry one of the highest quality lasers in the cosmetic industry, Pico Sure Laser.
Pico Sure is a laser that can be used for different purposes such as fading pigmentation, melasma, acne scars, scarring, promoting collagen production, as well as texture and brightness. Pico Sure is a treatment in which more than one session is required to see visible results. Depending on the person skin as well, as everyone has different skin. Some may need more sessions than others.
After the treatment
After the treatment, you may experience your skin to feel hot and burning. Almost like a sun burn. This is completely normal as this is due to the laser and will decrease after a few hours. Ice may be applied to the skin to help soothe the skin and reduce any side effects. Depending on how deep the specialist went, you may experience some peeling, as this is the skins natural way of healing and rejuvenating the skin. Lastly, after the first treatment, you may experience the pigmentation to be darker, as this occurs due to the skin lifting the pigment, making it appear darker.
It is important to follow post care instructions in order to ensure proper healing for best results. Post care includes staying away from the sun as your skin is sensitive and may be more prone to getting a sun burn. In this case, you will have to wait for your next session until your skin has recovered, prolonging the service and your results. It is important to also apply cream such as moisturizer as your skin will be dry, causing your skin to be itchy. The specialist will also provide you with serums to be applied on your face for the first two days post treatment. Lastly, avoid any harsh or strong skin care products, especially anything acidic such as salicylic acid, glycolic, or lactic as these are too strong for your skin and should be used at least one-week post treatment. Before applying all over your face, do a spot test to ensure there are no reactions occurring.
The number of sessions needed depend on the person, as each one is different. On average, to see visible results, it is recommended to do between 3-5 treatments, depending on the severity. For best results, keeping the session consistent, and doing a session after every 4-5 weeks will help with better and faster results. Proper skin care is also required, as this comes hand to hand with the laser treatment.
Depending on the persons pain tolerance, everyone experiences the treatment differently. To make the experience more comfortable, the client may request to use numbing before doing the procedure. It is best not to use numbing cream, as this may interfere, but if needed, it can be used. It is important to let the specialist know if you are allergic to numbing cream.