Tips for Preparing for Laser Skin Treatment
Laser treatments are an effective way to resolve minor blemishes and rejuvenate your skin. There are many options for laser services available to you, such as the Fractora laser for fractional skin resurfacing and the Lumeca laser for IPL skin rejuvenation. To determine which laser treatment is best for you and how you can prepare for the treatment, you can consult a doctor at a medical spa.
Reviewing Your Medical History
During your consultation, you’ll be asked about your medical history. It’s particularly important to inform the doctor if you have a tendency to develop cold sores or if you have any other medical conditions, including allergies. Let the doctor know if you are currently taking any medications or supplements, or if you have previously used Accutane or Retin-A. The doctor may ask you about your prior facial skin care treatments, if applicable.
Discussing Your Aesthetic Goals
During your consultation, the doctor will examine your skin and identify any problem areas. You’ll be asked about your goals for the treatment, such as whether you’re interested in reducing the appearance of fine lines. Laser skin treatments are generally effective for uneven skin tone, acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, and sun damage.
If you smoke, the doctor might request that you quit prior to the treatment. Smoking constricts the blood vessels, which inhibits blood flow and delays healing. Smoking cigarettes is also counterproductive for people who are concerned about skin care, since it contributes to wrinkle formation.
Caring for Your Skin
Before having laser skin treatments, your doctor might recommend a skin care routine to follow. He or she may recommend specific creams or lotions to apply and it’s likely that your doctor will advise you to avoid unnecessary sun exposure before and after the treatment.
Kingwood Health & Wellness is pleased to offer a suite of laser services to our valued clients in Kingwood, TX. When you visit us, we’ll listen carefully to your skin care concerns and provide personalized recommendations, which may include Fractora, Lumeca, or our other laser services. Call (281) 852-1800 with any questions you may have.