Ask Laser Lights: Which Skin Treatments are Safe for My Sensitive Skin?

Everywhere you look, there seems to be a new skin treatment or skincare product to try. But for people with sensitive skin, the selection is always limited. You need to be very selective about what you put on your skin (and how you treat it). At Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center, our skilled medical staff is experienced in working with all skin types, including sensitive skin. While we tailor every treatment to our individual patient, some procedures are just safer for sensitive skin than others. Learn more about the top procedures we recommend for sensitive skin:

safe-for-my-sensitive-skinSilkPeel® Dermalinfusion®

SilkPeel® is one of our most universally successful treatments we offer. As a more advanced form of microdermabrasion, SilkPeel® can treat fine lines, wrinkles, acne, and just a dull or uneven complexion. The procedure does three actions at once: abrading away damaged surface skin, suctioning to clear debris from within the pores, and infusing a customized topical medication. This combination makes it more effective and more versatile than traditional microdermabrasion, but it’s also very gentle and comfortable. You can have one treatment to brighten your skin before a special event, or for a more long-term result, you can opt for a series of several sessions.

Sensi Peel® Chemical Peel

Chemical peels all involve using a specialized topical product to affect the surface layers of the skin. Your body responds by peeling away damaged surface skin, which improves sun damage, fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and more. But chemical peels vary in their strength and in the chemicals they use. Many are too irritating for sensitive skin, but Sensi Peel® was specially formulated by PCA Skin® to treat sensitive skin. With minimal inflammation, this gentle chemical peel still offers powerful results, and it can be customized even further by changing the amount of time it’s left on the skin, the number of layers used, the products applied afterward, and more.

Viora Reaction™ Skin Tightening

We all lose firmness in our skin as we age. While fractionated laser skin resurfacing can make a great improvement, it’s too intense for most people with sensitive skin. Instead, Viora Reaction™ can provide fantastic skin tightening results with a gentle, non-ablative treatment. The procedure uses targeted radio frequency energy (RF) to warm the deeper layers of the skin. This builds skin-firming collagen and elastin while enhancing blood flow and giving your skin a more youthful texture.

Réjuvapen® Microneedling

Microneedling, like chemical peels and skin tightening, can be adjusted to be suitable for sensitive skin. The procedure uses very short, ultrafine needles to stimulate your natural collagen production. This revitalizes your skin by restoring firmness and reducing fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars. The number of sessions you receive and the types of topical products that are used can cater the microneedling treatment to your specific needs.

If you have sensitive skin AND a passion for skin care, it can feel like a cruel joke because you’re limited on the products and treatments you can enjoy. But you can still get a beautiful improvement in your skin as long as you receive the right procedure and see a licensed medical aesthetician or other medical professional with experience treating sensitive skin. Our team is happy to help, so give us a call to schedule a free skin care consultation. For more skin care tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.