It is natural to experience a variety of facial skin blemishes and concerns as you age. As experts in skincare, we know that bothersome facial skin concerns such as wrinkles, scarring, fine lines and more can affect us not only physically, but emotionally as well, causing stress, depression and other psychological issues that may even exacerbate skin concerns.
With the latest types of laser treatments for face and skin rejuvenation, you no longer have to worry about bothersome skin concerns or the emotional toll they bring with them.
The latest facial laser treatment technology offered by our team at Colair Beauty Lounge and Med Spa in Gilbert, AZ is meant to treat a wide range of skincare concerns and provide near-permanent solutions, improving your skin and boosting your confidence.
How Laser Facials Work
Collagen and elastin are the two main structural proteins in our skin. They are responsible for skin strength and elasticity. The amount of collagen and elastin in our skin naturally decreases with age, leaving our skin with fine lines, wrinkles and uneven texture.
Inflammation of our skin due to skin concerns such as acne or rosacea may also lead to damaged collagen and elastin within the layers of our skin, resulting in scarring, pigmentation and uneven skin tone.
Laser facial treatments work by penetrating the outer layer of skin known as the epidermis to heat the skin below, increasing collagen and elastin production to result in firmer, more even and younger-looking skin.
Types of Laser Treatments for Face and Skin Rejuvenation
There are a variety of different types of laser treatments for face and skin rejuvenation. They can be categorized into one of two groups:
- Ablative laser treatments
- Non-ablative laser treatments
Ablative Laser Treatments
Ablative lasers work by stimulating collagen growth through the removal of both the epidermis and the outer dermis, which is the layer of skin that lies directly underneath the epidermis.
As the treated skin heals, new collagen develops and produces a refreshed sense of firmness and elasticity, reducing the appearance of many common skin concerns.
Ablative laser procedures require fewer treatments to see optimal results, but they also involve more recovery and downtime than non-ablative laser procedures.
One type of ablative laser is the CO2, or carbon dioxide, laser, which uses pulsed or continuous light beams to specifically target and remove skin with little to no damage to surrounding tissue.
Non-Ablative Laser Treatments
Non-ablative facial laser treatments also work by stimulating collagen growth in the upper dermis through the use of heat, but they leave your top layer of skin intact.
Non-ablative lasers are also effective at treating common facial skin concerns, but clients who opt for the non-ablative laser treatment route typically see better results following a regimen of several laser treatments spaced a few weeks apart.
The most substantial benefit of non-ablative lasers is that they typically require less downtime than ablative laser procedures and little to no recovery.
Types of Non-ablative Lasers
Fractional laser treatment may be ablative or non-ablative, which means it can treat your skin with or without affecting your outer layers of skin.
Fractional laser resurfacing works by breaking up the energy from a laser to treat only a small portion of your skin. By treating only a fraction of your skin at a time, this treatment option lowers your risk of side effects and helps you heal quicker.
Fractional laser treatments are effective at treating:
- Fine lines
- Sun-damaged skin
- Scarring from surgeries or accidents
- Skin Tightening
- Acne scarring
- Uneven skin coloring
- And other skin concerns
The devices we use at Colair Beauty Lounge and Med Spa for fractional laser treatments include the:
An IPL (intense pulsed light) photofacial is another type of laser treatment for face and skin rejuvenation that we offer at Colair. By using our Cynosure Icon device, we can effectively treat the following skin concerns:
- Broken capillaries
- And more
Another IPL treatment option we offer is the award-winning ClearLift treatment, which helps treat skin conditions such as:
- Enlarged pores
- Uneven skin texture
- Uneven skin tone
- And more
YAG lasers penetrate the skin to address problem areas and reduce the appearance of unwanted facial blemishes, such as:
- Fine lines
- Sun damage
Common Skin Concerns a Laser Facial Can Help
The varying types of laser treatments for face and skin rejuvenation that we offer at Colair can treat a wide range of skin concerns, including the following.
Redness and Rosacea
Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes redness or flushing of the face. Rosacea may also appear as redness with bumps that may mimic the appearance of acne. Speak with your doctor before treating your rosacea with a laser, as there may be other treatment options available.
Hyperpigmentation and Dark Spots
Spending time in the sun can result in hyperpigmentation and dark spots. Luckily, laser treatments are highly effective tools for treating both of these concerns. Your laser specialist at Colair will help you determine which type of laser and device is best suited for your skin concerns.
Uneven Skin Texture and Tone
As we age, our skin’s texture and tone begins to change due to a loss of collagen and elastin. Laser therapy works to increase these beneficial proteins in our skin to tighten the skin and reduce the appearance of uneven tone and texture. Read more on the science behind laser skin tightening.
Broken Blood Vessels
Over time, the sensitive skin on our face becomes more susceptible to broken blood vessels due to sun damage, acne, rosacea and everyday wear. Laser treatments work to reduce the appearance of broken capillaries by penetrating the skin and lightening those areas.
Overall Skin Appearance
Overall, all types of laser treatments for face and skin rejuvenation provide you with glowing, younger-looking skin. Read more on the benefits of laser skin resurfacing.
What to Expect During a Laser Facial Treatment
Laser facial procedures are typically painless. Here is what you can expect during a laser facial treatment at Colair.
- First, you will schedule a free consultation with a licensed and approved laser technician who will make recommendations for treatments and devices based on your skin’s unique needs.
- Your technician will explain the treatment process to ensure you are familiar with the upcoming steps and expected results.
- Once the treatment process begins, you can expect to feel a slight pinching due to the laser working on your skin. Newer clients may be more sensitive to this sensation, but our certified laser technician will make you feel as comfortable as possible.
- Your laser technician will follow up with post-care instructions, what to expect following your laser facial treatment and how you can best maintain the results of your laser facial treatment.
What to Expect Following a Laser Facial Treatment
It is important to know what to expect following your laser facial treatment, including likely results and possible side effects.
Following facial laser treatment, some clients begin to see results almost immediately. If you and your certified laser technician at Colair determine that the best course of action to see results is multiple treatments, you may expect to see continued results over time.
It is also important to keep in mind that laser facial treatments do not yield permanent results. To see lasting results, it may be recommended that you occasionally repeat your laser treatments.
Possible Side Effects
Clients receiving facial laser treatments can expect little to no downtime. Some potential but minor side effects may include:
- Slight redness
- Minor swelling
- Mild itching
- Dry Skin
Following your provider’s aftercare instructions will reduce side effects and speed your healing.
How to Maintain Laser Skin Rejuvenation Results
Your qualified laser technician will provide you with instructions to help maintain your skin rejuvenation results. Consult your provider before beginning any maintenance care procedures.
Some common maintenance steps your provider may recommend might include:
- Reducing sun exposure
- Wearing a recommended sunscreen
- Wearing brimmed that are tightly woven
- Sunglasses to protect the gentle eye area
- Using gentle cleansers
- Keeping skin moisturized
Finding the Right Provider
Our expert team at Colair Beauty Lounge and Med Spa in Gilbert, AZ has years of experience in treating skin concerns and boosting our clients’ self-confidence through the use of state-of-the-art laser technology.