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What’s a Laser Facial?

What’s a Laser Facial?

Can you laser-away the years? In an earlier blog, we’ve written about using lasers for hair removal. Now we want to talk about the use of lasers for wrinkles, fine lines, and skin imperfections.

We all know what wrinkles and fine lines are, but when we refer to skin imperfections, it means the dark spots (due to hormones and sun damage), unwanted freckles, acne scars, large pores, broken capillaries, scars and even loose, sagging skin around your neck.

There are many ways to get rid of these stubborn imperfections, but what is the most effective?

The fact is that it's lasers. Lasers are most effective because of their controlled accuracy and strength in targeting deep layers below the skin’s surface. It’s like getting rid of your imperfections from the inside out, and there’s more of a predictable outcome as compared to chemical peels or microdermabrasion.

When you get a laser treatment, it’s considered a medical procedure. There are various laser machines with different names, but there two types of laser facials, ablative and non-ablative.

In this blog, we are discussing the non-ablative laser-like system used at Defy Nature called the  Gentle Max. The non-ablative laser seems to be the most popular these days since it is a little less intense than the ablative laser. The non-ablative laser does not injure the skin’s surface to the level of the ablative laser. It targets the imperfections and brings them up to the surface to lessen or remove them. There is virtually little or no downtime after treatment with the Gentle Max. Did you know the laser facial builds collagen? Loss of collagen (due to aging) results in a lack of firmness and elasticity.

Depending on your skin, you may need 3-5 treatments and they are typically spaced a month apart. Because this non-ablative laser brings the imperfections up to the surface, it can take time to see the full results that you want. However, the good thing as mentioned, there is little to no downtime and no pain following the procedure. It may be uncomfortable during the procedure, but that really depends on your pain tolerance. It feels like you're being snapped lightly by a rubber band. These procedures are actually becoming almost painless to 60 percent of the population. And the Gentle Max laser sends a cooling spray with every pulse so it is the least painful system available.  You can have a laser facial at lunch, put makeup on immediately after, and continue on with your day. Life goes on; plus, there is no need for special facial creams or ointments. 

Lasers target imperfections at the core. Compare it to a weed; if you pull up a weed and don’t actually get to the root, the weed is going to come back again and again. Chemical peels and microdermabrasion only target the surface layers of the skin, and the results can be unpredictable and inconsistent.

Yes, you will eventually get some sunspots, more fine lines and wrinkles due to aging and environmental toxins. But because you took care of the issue at its core, you will only need to maintain the skin at the surface level, and with less frequency. You will enjoy a more even complexion and texture, and appear more youthful. Sounds worth it, doesn't it?


Call Defy Nature today for your complimentary consultation at  860-442-5347

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