Skin Rejuvenation in Latham, NY
What is Skin Rejuvenation?
For skin rejuvenation, Dr. Chao offers a variety of modalities including elos and Picosure for optimal skin improvement. Skin rejuvenation treatment can fade the appearance of age spots, sun damage, discoloration, and other blemishes. Areas of pigmentation are targeted with the laser to lighten the skin and lead to a clearer, healthier looking appearance.
Who is a Candidate?
Candidates for skin rejuvenation are those who experience skin blemishes such as age spots, sun spots, fine lines, in areas like the face, chest, arms, hands, and legs. The treatment is compatible with most skin types to provide full rejuvenation and improve overall appearance, tone, and texture. A consultation with Dr. Chao can determine if this treatment is right for you.
Prior to treatment, the target area is cleansed and eye protection is provided if the lasers will be directed at the face. The laser will then be directed at blemishes, breaking up pigmentation in the skin. Patients might feel a heated, zapping sensation, but comfort can be improved with cooling of the skin surface or topical anesthesia.
Recovery and Results
There is minimal downtime required after treatment, so patients are able to quickly return to normal activities. The treated skin may appear red, swollen, and sensitive in the first few days and sunscreen should be applied when outside.
It is not uncommon for dark spots to appear darker immediately after treatment. As side effects diminish, the skin will gradually become lighter and blemishes will fade. Noticeable results can be seen after one session, but an average of three to five sessions are recommended for optimal rejuvenation. Treatment sessions will be scheduled about four to six weeks apart to allow the skin to heal in-between.
To learn more about skin rejuvenation with elos treatment and what it can do for you, contact our office today and we can schedule your consultation with Dr. Chao or one of our licensed aestheticians.