Always wondered about laser treatments and the dewy, glowing complexion it can give you, but terrified by the word ‘laser’?
LS Aesthetic Clinic breaks it down for you: what laser treatments really are, how they work, and why there really isn’t much to fear at all.
What are laser treatments?
Laser treatments are popular aesthetic procedures that can rejuvenate skin and reduce the effects of aging and UV damage in a safe, minimally invasive manner.
Laser treatments can address a range of skin concerns, such as acne, spider veins, hair removal, pigmentation, and wrinkles.
How does it work to improve my skin?
Laser treatments direct a concentrated pulse of light into your skin. Depending on the type of laser you choose, the laser treatment can either:
1. Gently resurface the outer layers of your skin
This promotes the growth of new skin, resulting in improved skin texture and tone, along with the reduction in acne blemishes and skin imperfections.
2. Penetrate the deeper layers of your skin to stimulate collagen production, as well as reducewrinkles and pigmentation
How lasers stimulate collagen production is similar to the process of muscle building, where with exercise, muscle fibres are broken down, but the body repairs them to become better and stronger.
In the same way, the heat energy from the laser treatment stimulates the body’s natural healing process, causing collagen and elastin to reproduce at a higher rate. This makes the skin repair itself faster, improving skin texture and reducing redness.
Does it hurt? What’s the recovery time like?
This varies from laser to laser. The gentler laser procedures don’t hurt at all! You’ll likely feel a mild warm sensation as the laser is directed across your face. There is no downtime for such procedures either – you’ll be able to apply makeup and resume your daily routine immediately.
For lasers that resurface your skin, you might feel a prickly sensation during the procedure, but most patients report this as tolerable. To make the procedure even more comfortable, we apply a numbing cream over the treatment area and take steps during the procedure to ensure that it is as comfortable for you as possible.
How much do laser treatments cost?
The cost of laser treatments can range from $300, and depends on a number of factors:
No. of Treatments Required
Those with milder skin concerns may see improvements in just one session, but those with more severe pigmentation or acne scars may require more treatments, up to 6 sessions.
Type of Laser
Different types of lasers are used depending on your skin concern.
What are the different types of lasers available?
Lasers can largely be split into 2 categories:
These are lasers that resurface your skin, by removing the outer layers of sun-damaged or aged skin, to reveal new skin with improved skin texture and tone. Erbium YAG and Fractional C02 lasers are the common examples of ablative lasers.
Do note that ablative lasers are commonly associated with a week of downtime, so do plan your laser appointment carefully around your social schedule!
These types of lasers work to rejuvenate your skin while being much gentler in nature – there is no downtime associated with such lasers. You can do this treatment during your lunch break, and immediately apply makeup and go back to work after. Examples of non-ablative lasers include long-pulsed Nd-YAG and Q-Switched Nd-YAG lasers.
For more information on which laser treatment works best for your skin concern, call us at +656738 4700 or email us at email@example.com. We are conveniently located at #10-04 Wisma Atria Office Tower, 435 Orchard Road Singapore 238877.