Lasers are used for so many things nowadays. In the medical field, they can destroy kidney stones, treat cancer, and correct vision. They can also be used in cosmetic procedures, and although there are so many benefits to having a laser procedure over other procedures, the laser can leave your skin just a bit uncomfortable. Here are some ways to pamper your skin after a laser procedure!
What are lasers used for cosmetically?
Lasers can be used to remove unwanted hair (without the annoyance, hassle, and expense of shaving or waxing), remove unwanted tattoos, and they can even help to give you younger-, smoother-looking skin.
In laser skin rejuvenation, the laser goes deep into the layers of the skin to stimulate the production of collagen (an important protein for beautiful skin) and the generation of new skin cells. It is used to reduce lines and wrinkles, tighten loose skin on the face and neck, and to give skin a refreshed, new look.
Laser treatments are popular because they are noninvasive, safe, and effective. Although it may take more than one treatment to see the results you want, these treatments are done on an outpatient basis and can be done in a short amount of time – just a few minutes or a couple of hours, depending on what you need to have done.
What happens after a laser treatment?
Your skin may be a bit uncomfortable, sensitive, and easily irritated after a laser treatment. You should stay out of the sun, and wear sunscreen if you do have to go outside. Avoid any exfoliants and harsh cleansers that might irritate the skin. Aloe vera can help to reduce inflammation and keep the skin moisturized, which will reduce irritation.
A little bit of pampering is always a good idea, but you should always take extra special care of your skin after any treatment! Whether you need a tattoo or unwanted hair removed or you would like to give your skin a younger, refreshed look, the Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center can help, with a laser treatment! Call the office in Chester, New Jersey, at (908) 879-2222, today!