Laser treatments have become very popular and sought after in the world of professional cosmetics, makeup, and skin aesthetics. While laser hair removal is in high demand, other laser treatments that have shown great promise and results are laser skin rejuvenation and spider vein removal.
Advantages or benefits of laser treatments
Laser skin rejuvenation is an incredibly powerful technique for someone looking to get rid of signs of aging, such as unwanted brown spots, acne, sagging and dull skin, or even reducing the appearance of surgical scars. A laser beam is used to even out your skin tone and make your skin look more radiant without the presence of any wrinkles, scars, pigmentation, frown or smile lines, and freckles. This treatment is also highly beneficial for people who want to take care of Vitiligo, Psoriasis, Eczema, and Melasma.
The laser has also shown great results when trying to get rid of spider veins. They are red-colored spider web-like networks of veins that show very prominently on your skin. Though mostly harmless, a few cases of spider vein can cause extreme itching and pain. A laser beam is used for spider vein removal as well.
How do these laser treatments work?
The target skin area is exposed to strong bursts of light, which triggers the skin cells to generate newer and younger cells. The idea is to trigger the production of new collagen in your skin layers which are responsible for getting rid of brown spots, scar tissues, dull and uneven skin tone, and more. This new cell generation brings to the surface a radiant and youthful skin that is much tighter and smoother. Spider veins are treated similarly, and on exposure to the light beams, their appearance suppresses to the lower levels of the skin.
Preparing for laser skin rejuvenation and spider vein removal
You are required to not take any medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen, etc. for at least 10 days prior to the procedure. These medications can affect blood clotting post-surgery. Let your doctor or surgeon know in case you have any skin blisters, inflammations, cuts, sores, etc. You will also need to not smoke or drink for at least two weeks before and after the procedure.
As an additional precaution, make sure that you aren’t exposed to harsh sunlight before and after the procedure. You should also avoid any kinds of self-tanning products, body creams, perfumes, or even exfoliators such as harsh scrubs or chemical peels.
What to expect during and after the procedure?
Both these procedures are outpatient procedures so you would not need to stay in the hospital overnight to recover. It is however advisable that you bring someone along who can drive you back home after the procedure. Both the laser skin rejuvenation procedure and the spider vein removal take about 30-45 mins. However, if you are looking to get a large area treated, the procedure can extend up to 2 hours.
The treated area will be bandaged after the procedure is over and you’ll need to clean it and apply ointment regularly. Please note that swelling is a common post-procedure effect however if it doesn’t go down soon, get in touch with your doctor immediately. You are required to stay away from exposure to the Sun. It is highly recommended that you wear full clothes. Laser skin rejuvenation can cost you $150 and more per area whereas spider vein removal can cost you $100 for every 15 minutes round.