Skincare Procedures to Use Before Laser Treatment

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Skincare Procedures to Use Before Laser Treatment
Skincare Procedures to Use Before Laser Treatment


The ways you can treat skin damage nowadays are seemingly unending. The skincare industry is ever-evolving and always releasing new skin care solutions. 

If you want to treat your skin properly, quickly and affordable, you have to do proper research. You need to choose the procedure that is suitable for your budget and your skin type.

One procedure that is well known for treating a variety of skin concerns is laser treatment

More accurately, it is a family of skin care procedures. Lasers are popular for their ease of use, results and short appoint times. You will have difficulty finding a faster treatment than a laser procedure that is also as accurate and low-risk. However, that does not always mean laser treatment is best.

In this article, we will get to know -
  • Skincare Treatments to Try Before Laser Treatment
  • Laser-Equivalent Clinical Skincare Treatments to Try
  • Differences between Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peels, and Laser Peels
  • Post-Procedural Skincare Advice to Follow

Sounds Interesting? Let us get into the details...


Skincare Treatments to Try Before Laser Treatment

One reason not to run right out and sign up for a laser procedure is if your skin issues have only just started. Most clinical cosmetic-lasers are designed to treat moderate skin problems, such as wrinkles. But if you only have one or two fine lines or shallow wrinkles, you may not yet need laser treatment.


Creams and lotions are excellent pre-laser skin treatments you can do by yourself at home. 

Skincare Procedures to Use Before Laser Treatment
Skincare Procedures to Use Before Laser Treatment

However, you have to follow two important rules of thumb.
  • The first rule is to look for creams and lotions with skin-supportive ingredients like vitamin A and peptides.
  • The second rule is no at-home skin cream or lotion can help you unless you remember to use it as instructed. Forgetting or intentionally skipping applications can completely derail your plans to slow down the signs of aging on your skin.



You can also try sound wave therapy or milder light therapy if you don't yet think your skin problems require laser treatment yet. 

Such therapies are performed in clinics like laser treatments, but they are less intense and often have fewer side effects. 

Light therapies include intense pulsed light and LED therapy. Sound wave treatments include radio frequency and ultrasound.


Laser-Equivalent Clinical Skincare Treatments to Try

There are also several clinical skincare treatments you could potentially try that are equivalent to laser treatments in terms of general strength and purpose. 

For example, chemical peels, microdermabrasion and ablative laser treatment (laser peels) all perform the same function. That function is to strip away foreign materials and dead skin from your epidermis (outer skin layer). In some cases, treatments like chemical peels can also treat some deeper skin layers.

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Differences between Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peels, and Laser Peels

The differences between microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and laser peels are subtle but important. For example, if you have skin sensitivity, chemical peels may cause acne outbreaks or other problems. Similarly, if you have oily skin your risk of burns from laser treatment increases. Therefore, you can often choose between the three by having the clinician assess your skin.


Post-Procedural Skincare Advice to Follow

Immediately following any clinical skincare procedure it is vital to follow the aftercare instructions the clinic gives you. For example, it is common medical advice to keep out of the sun for several weeks after laser treatment. Following instructions will maximize your results and minimize side effects.

Skincare Procedures to Use Before Laser Treatment
Skincare Procedures to Use Before Laser Treatment

Maintaining your results for a long time after completing clinical treatment should also be a top priority. Use of refreshing masks or skin brighteners can help you keep your skin smooth, soft and bright in most cases. 

However, it is best to ask your clinician which at-home aftercare products are best for your specific skin conditions and type. That is the best way to ensure long-term positive results.

So, this was it for today. I hope you have found this post helpful. Have a Good Day! 😇

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