The possibilities for areas of laser treatment at Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center are nearly endless: rosacea, acne, freckles, birthmarks, unwanted hair and even tattoos can all be treated or removed. When you receive treatment from one of our experienced laser technicians and follow their advised post-procedure instructions, laser skin treatments are typically safe and without discomfort or a lengthy recovery period.
However, when you do not follow proper aftercare instructions, you are more likely to experience adverse effects such as itching, redness and swelling. In rare cases when patients opt to see technicians with lack of experience, bruising, scabbing, and temporary pigmentation changes can even occur. Many patients who experience these issues often visit us to complete their series of treatments. At Laser Lights, your highly-trained laser technicians know how to avoid common mistakes in technique.
Despite the advanced skills of our technicians, it remains essential to understand appropriate aftercare instructions to avoid these rare occurrences. Depending on the location of the treatment area, some laser treatments are more uncomfortable than others. Patients who experience post-treatment discomfort should take over-the-counter pain medication, or apply ice or a cold compress to ease swelling. Medicated anti-bacterial ointment may be prescribed to prevent infection and aid healing post-treatment.
Additionally, sun exposure should be very limited both before and after laser treatment on any area. Exposure to the sun can increase the risk of uneven pigmentation and improper healing. It is particularly important to avoid the sun within the days following your treatment, and apply sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher when going outdoors.
We encourage everyone who visits Laser Lights to ask as many questions as possible to be sure that all steps are followed to achieve your best results. For more information on the laser services or other skin treatments we perform, visit our contact us. Be sure to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest skin care news and updates.