All About Facial Rejuvenation Laser Treatments

December 23, 2021 Tags:

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Laser skin rejuvenation treats the surface of your skin and its deeper layer to produce a clearer complexion, repair sun damage and make you look younger. If you’re considering undergoing a facial rejuvenation laser treatment, here are some things you should know first.

Reasons for Facial Laser Rejuvenation

Hint – it’s not just sunspots. There are many different reasons why one might consider laser treatment. There are also many different types of lasers. The laser that is right for you can depend on your age, the amount of skin damage you have, brown spots/textural issues, and acne scarring. At Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery, we use BroadBand Light, RevLite ND:Yag laser, and Forever Young BBL. The top three reasons for considering lasers for facial rejuvenation include:

  1. Discoloration or brown spots from cumulative sun exposure over time versus hyperpigmentation, melasma, and/or spots leftover from acne.
  2. Fine lines and wrinkling. Facial rejuvenation lasers can soften lines on your skin that have formed over time. In turn, giving your skin a boost of radiance and glow.
  3. Scarring, acne scarring, traumatic scarring, post-surgical scarring.

Why is the Fall/Winter Season considered “Laser Season”?

Staying out of direct sunlight and heat after a laser treatment is detrimental to the healing process, making fall or winter a better time to heal from the procedure. Patients should also not have a tan before or directly after laser treatment. During the summer months, patients are more likely to be tanned or go on a vacation and spend more time outdoors, causing a more challenging recovery. Some lasers can also require downtime. Many patients prefer to have this downtime in the winter as the summer months tend to be busier and may require more time outside. Additionally, brown spots that have been freshly lasered off can pop back up if patients go directly back into the sunlight, and the sun can increase the chance of developing hyperpigmentation post-procedure.

If You Have Filler or Botox in Your Face, Is Laser Treatment Still Safe?

Yes! If you are looking to get both laser treatment and Botox soon, we would administer the laser treatment before an injection treatment like Botox; however, we would not want to do filler on the same day. Sometimes lasers can cause swelling, altering the way your face will look. We do not want to fill your face when it is swollen and would rather see your face in its natural state.

Are you considering facial rejuvenation laser treatment and looking to return your skin to its youthful glow? The aesthetic experts at Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery in Nashville are happy to help. Schedule a consultation today!

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