Laser/light Therapy for facial Rejuvenation (clearlift)

Laser/light Therapy is a cosmetic non-invasive procedure, where laser light energy is used to repair skin cells, the procedure is often used for sun-damaged skin and eliminates the need for using extensive medication after the procedure, while also enhancing the outcome.

Why opt laser/light therapy for sun-damaged skin?

It can be tough to deal with sun-damaged skin naturally, which is why laser/light therapy comes handy. Some of the benefits include,

  • Limited use of medication after treatment
  • Enhanced energy in treatment area’s skin cells
  • Better healing
  • Improved process of healing
  • Limited swelling owing to lymphatic drainage
  • Reduced inflammation.

Things to know

The process of laser/light therapy involves using low-level laser to sun-damaged skin for transferring photons into the skin, to a depth of about three inches. The skin membranes have Mitochondria, which absorbs the laser and increases the levels of adenosine triphosphate, which will stimulate healthy cell production. The procedure also helps in healing, by enhancing the production of collagen, which is responsible for cell growth and elasticity avoids scar tissues from forming

What are the possible risks?

As is the case with any cosmetic treatment, there are a few risks that are inherent, but when an experienced doctor is working the case, these risks can minimized. Risks include,

  • Pain and swelling
  • Discoloration of the skin
  • Bleeding and scarring
  • Infection in treated area
  • Crusting

What are the costs?

Medical insurance doesn’t cover the costs of laser therapy for sun-damaged skin, as it is considered to be a cosmetic procedure. You doctor will check the condition to finally offer an estimated costs.

Getting prepared for the procedure

The doctor will typically suggest a physical exam and will check the medical history of the patient. It is also the time when the doctor will talk of the possible outcomes and risks of the procedure in detail. The following may be suggested to the patient.

  • Avoid sunbathing, waxing, using collagen injections and chemical peels on the skin at least for two weeks before the procedure.
  • All kinds of deodorants and perfumes should be avoided on the treated area before and after the procedure.
  • Medicines that can increase the risk of bleeding, like aspirin and anti-inflammatory drugs should be avoided.

Things to expect after laser therapy

The significant results of laser therapy might be seen after many weeks of the surgery, but there may be a few post-procedure issues, like

  • Reddishness in the treated area for up to six to eight hours
  • A sensation of stinging, which may last for about six hours. Doctors may advice on using cold packs to reduce the problem
  • Mild swelling, which may subside in next several days

Patients should also follow the below steps

  • Avoid all kinds of makeup for at least 24 hours. Doctors may suggest avoiding makeup till redness reduces.
  • Use a suggested moisturizing lotion on the treated area for twice every day for three months of as suggested by the doctor.
  • Always talk to your doctor in detail before taking the final call on the procedure.