SKIN AND HAIR PROCEDURES
LASER SKIN TONING
Laser Skin Toning Treatment
What is laser skin Toning?
Laser skin toning is a type of skin care procedure performed by a dermatologist or physician. It involves using lasers to help improve skin texture and appearance.
Depending on your individual needs, we may recommend either ablative or non-ablative lasers. Ablative lasers include carbon dioxide (CO2) or Q SWITCH lasers. CO2 laser resurfacing treatments are used to get rid of scars, warts, and deep wrinkles. Q SWITCH lasers is used for finer lines and wrinkles, along with other superficial skin concerns. Both types of ablative lasers remove outside layers of the skin.
Non-ablative lasers, on the other hand, don’t remove any skin layers. These include pulsed light, pulsed-dye lasers, and fractional lasers. Non-ablative lasers may be used for rosacea, spider veins, and acne-related skin concerns.
Keep reading to learn more about how the procedure works, why it’s done, possible side effects, and more.
Laser skin resurfacing can be used to treat one or more of the following skin concerns:
- Age spots
- Acne scars
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Crow’s feet
- Sagging skin
- Uneven skin tone
- Enlarged oil glands
Your natural skin tone can also determine whether this is the good type of cosmetic procedure for you. People with lighter skin tones are often good candidates because they carry a reduced risk for hyperpigmentation.
However, the American Board of Cosmetic Surgeons (ABCS) says that it’s a misconception that laser skin resurfacing is for light skin only. The key is working with a dermatologist or physician who knows which types of lasers work for darker skin tones.
This procedure may not be suitable for people with active acne breakouts or excessive sagging skin.
What to expect from the procedure?
Laser skin resurfacing targets the outer layer of your skin while simultaneously heating the lower layers in the dermis. This will promote collagen production.
Ideally, new collagen fibers will help produce new skin that is smoother in texture and firmer to the touch.
The procedure involves the following steps:
Before laser skin resurfacing, your skin needs to be prepared. This involves a series of treatments done several weeks prior to the procedure. The purpose is to increase your skin’s tolerance to professional treatments. It can also decrease your risk for side effects.
On the day of the procedure, your doctor will apply a topical anesthetic to the area being treated. This is used to reduce pain and make you more comfortable during the procedure. If a large area of skin is being treated, your doctor may suggest a sedative or pain killers.
Next, the skin is cleansed to remove any excess oil, dirt, and bacteria.
Your doctor begins the treatment, using the selected laser. The laser is moved slowly around the designated area of skin.
Finally, your doctor will dress the treatment area in wraps to help protect the skin at the end of the procedure.
Tri-Beam Laser Skin Toning Removes:
Tribeam is scientifically advanced Q-switched Nd:Yag laser that treats any epidermal or dermal pigmentation, enlarged pores and causes collagen regeneration making your skin smoother and clearer with even skin tone.
It has 3 unique handpieces which will work on different concerns of the patient without any downtime.
- Treatment of melasma, epidermal and dermal pigmentation.
- Non-ablative skin rejuvenation and toning.
- Treatment of acne and pores.
- Treatment of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Treatment of dark lips.
- Treatment of undereye circles.
- Enlarged Pores
- Really works very well on tanning, marks, freckles.
- Birthmarks, Nevus of Ota, Removal of tattoos of all colors.
Recovering from Laser Resurfacing
Your skin is likely to be swollen and red for the first few days after the procedure. These are expected side-effects of the procedure. It usually takes about a week to 10 days for your skin to heal, and two to six months for the redness to fade completely. This varies between people and also depends on the type of laser your surgeon uses, so they can tell you more.
If you need pain relief while your skin is healing, you can take over-the-counter painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen. Always read the patient information leaflet that comes with your medicine and, if you have any questions, ask your pharmacist for advice. You might also find it helpful to keep your head raised at night, and to apply ice to your face. Use a covered ice pack or wrap ice in a towel. Don’t apply ice or an ice pack directly to your skin.
Caring for your healing skin
Your surgeon may advise you to wash your face gently with a special cleanser, a couple of days after the procedure. You may need to do this two or three times a day and then moisturise your skin too. This will keep your skin clean and supple, and help to prevent it drying out. Ask your surgeon what products to use.
Your surgeon may give you a course of antibiotics to take after the procedure to prevent an infection.
You’ll usually be advised to stay out of the sun until any redness has faded. This is because you may develop dark patches, particularly if you have olive, brown or black skin. Once your skin has settled down, make sure you apply sunscreen of at least factor 25 and with both ultraviolet A and B protection. It’s important to keep using sunscreen when you go out for at least a year after your treatment.
A daily moisturizer can also help with the healing process, but be sure to run this by your doctor first.
Your skin may be sun sensitive for up to one year following each laser skin resurfacing procedure. Wearing sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30 can help reduce your risk for sunburn and sun damage.
You should apply sunscreen every morning (even when it’s cloudy) to protect your skin. Make sure to reapply as needed throughout the day.
It’s important to follow your surgeon’s advice to make sure your skin heals quickly and help you get the good results.