Laser and Light-Based Treatments

Laser and light-based treatments are advanced procedures designed to improve your skin's appearance. Whether you're aiming to reduce wrinkles, remove unwanted hair, or address pigmentation issues, these treatments use focused light energy to target specific concerns. The results are often visible shortly after the procedure, with minimal downtime. It's an effective way to enhance your skin's health and achieve the look you desire.

Benefits of Laser and Light-Based Treatments

  • Skin Rejuvenation: Stimulate collagen production, reducing wrinkles and improving overall skin texture and tone.
  • Hair Removal: Target hair follicles, leading to permanent or long-term hair reduction in treated areas.
  • Pigmentation Correction: Address issues like sunspots, age spots, and uneven pigmentation, promoting a more even skin tone.
  • Vascular Lesion Reduction: Treating spider veins and broken capillaries to improve skin's appearance.
  • Acne Treatment: Targets acne-causing bacteria and reduces inflammation.
  • Scar Reduction: Minimize the appearance of scars, including acne scars and surgical scars.
  • Tattoo Removal: Lasers can break down tattoo pigments, allowing the body to eliminate them gradually.
  • Precision and Targeting: Precisely target specific skin concerns without affecting surrounding tissues.

Side Effects of Laser & Light-Based Treatments

  • Temporary Redness: Redness of the treated area is common and usually subsides within a few hours to a day.
  • Swelling: Mild swelling may occur, but it is typically temporary and resolves on its own.
  • Tenderness or Sensitivity: May feel tender or sensitive for a short period, but this discomfort is generally mild and temporary.
  • Bruising: Particularly in areas with thin skin, which usually fades within a week.
  • Pigment Changes: Temporary changes in skin pigmentation, may occur but typically resolve over time.
  • Scabbing or Crusting: May develop scabs or crusts as part of the natural healing process, which eventually falls off.
  • Peeling or Flaking: Post-treatment peeling or flaking of the skin is common.
  • Increased Sensitivity to Sun: Treated skin may become more sensitive to sunlight.

What to Expect at Your Laser and Light-Based Treatment Appointment

You'll start with a discussion about your skin concerns and a brief assessment of your skin. You might feel some warmth or tingling during the treatment. Protective eyewear may be provided if lasers are involved. After the session, expect some temporary effects like redness or swelling, which usually fade quickly. Your dermatology provider will share post-treatment care tips, and depending on the plan, follow-up appointments may be scheduled. 

Laser and Light-Based Treatments Maintenance Recommendations

After your laser or light-based treatment, it's important to protect your skin to maintain results. Follow any post-treatment care instructions provided by your dermatology provider, which may include using sunscreen, avoiding excessive sun exposure, and applying soothing creams. Stay hydrated, practice good skincare habits, and schedule any recommended follow-up appointments for optimal results. 

Laser and Light-Based Treatments Maintenance Schedule

To keep your skin looking its best after laser and light-based treatments, follow a simple maintenance routine. Use sunscreen to shield your skin, stay hydrated, and apply soothing creams as advised by your dermatology provider. Remember to avoid excessive sun exposure, adopt healthy skincare habits, and schedule any recommended follow-up appointments for touch-ups. 

Laser and Light-Based Treatments FAQs

We offer a wide range of laser and light-based treatments. To determine what's best for you, schedule a consultation with a trusted dermatology provider where you can discuss your needs and aesthetic goals.

We recommend getting laser and light-baed treatments in the fall or winter when there is less sun exposure. It is crucial to avoid significant sun exposure in the weeks leading up to, and after your treatment.

Yes, certain lasers can break down tattoo pigments, allowing the body to gradually eliminate them.

The number of sessions depends on the treatment you receive, your skin, and aesthetic goals. Your dermatology provider will create an individualized treatment plan for you and discuss it with you during your consultation.

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How Westerville Dermatology Can Help

Westerville Dermatology providers are here to help you regain confidence in your skin. We offer many laser and light-based treatments such as Laser Hair Removal, BLU-U Light Therapy, IPL Therapy, Lightwave Therapy, Blue Lightwave Therapy, and more! Schedule an appointment with one of our trusted providers to find out what treatment is best for you.