Everything You Need To Know About Laser Skin Resurfacing
Time, sun exposure, and acne are our skin’s worst enemies. If you no longer want to look in the mirror and see wrinkles, sun spots, scars, or blotches, know that there is a solution for you.
The procedure directs intense energy through beams of light at your skin, removing skin layer by layer with precision. After the healing period, new skin cells are formed which will reduce your facial flaws, as well as improve your skin’s health and youthful aspect.
If it’s a young and spotless appearance you’re after, then Radio Frequency laser resurfacing is available for you at Arcadia Wellness Center in Phoenix.
Now, let’s help you understand how laser resurfacing works and what it is used for.
Understanding RF Laser Resurfacing
The radiofrequency (RF) laser treatment is a non-surgical method that is used to improve the skin’s tone, elasticity, and texture. It uses energy waves that heat the deeper layer of the skin to approximately 122°F – 167°F (50–75°C).
When a temperature of over 115°F (46°C) is being delivered for over 3 minutes, our bodies release heat-shock proteins. The body is stimulated by these proteins to create new collagen fibers.
The treatment is considered non-invasive and compared to ablative laser resurfacing methods, the downtime and pain are significantly lower.
The RF treatment is not painful but you might feel a mild discomfort since the device heats the treated area. It takes between 20 and 45 minutes to complete the treatment but it may vary on the size and location of the treated area.
Are You a Good Candidate?
The RF laser resurfacing is an innovative treatment that rejuvenates and repairs damaged skin. As the treatment increases collagen production, new and healthier skin cells will give your skin its youthful glow back.
Laser resurfacing is an easier and accessible method to treat skin imperfections without lengthy recovery time or surgery. The procedure is used to improve the following skin flaws:
- Pigmentation or uneven skin texture
- Visible pores
- Acne scars
- Stretch marks
- Age and sunspots
The treatments with RF laser are considered safe for all skin types when performed by a certified practitioner. Yet, you’ll need a consultation to find out if this treatment is right for you.
During the treatment, you will feel a slight warm sensation and minor prickling. After the treatment, your skin will feel warm, like a sunburn. It is advised not to put anything on it, not even water for at least 24 hours after the procedure. You can ease the discomfort by fanning or exposing the area to cool air.
For the first 2 days after the treatment, it’s important not to exercise or participate in any activities that will make your skin sweat. You can apply makeup after 24 hours, but make sure to use sunscreen (at least SPF 30) when you go outdoors. Maintain your skin clean and avoid any sort of tanning.
Anyone can be a good candidate for RF laser resurfacing but it’s important to understand the procedure. But first, you need a consultation to discuss your goals for the treatment and analyze any allergies or medical conditions that might interfere.
If you want your skin’s youthful glow back then our team at Arcadia Wellness Center is ready to help. We are armed with the knowledge and expertise to provide the best skin rejuvenation results.
Call our clinic in Phoenix at (480) 351-3688) for a consultation and learn more about RF laser skin resurfacing.