In the world of skin lasers, there are many different devices and technologies to choose from. And while the choices can be confusing and sometimes downright daunting, one thing is for sure: the benefits a laser facial offers are paramount. From facial veins laser treatments to facials for acne scars and even the best treatments for facial scars so that they’re less noticeable, there’s pretty much nothing a laser facial can’t do.
These non-surgical treatments are beloved for treating various skin concerns, such as unwanted facial veins, redness, sun damage, acne and acne scars, and even rough texture. And the rise in popularity of these treatments shows no signs of slowing down, especially since lasers are effective, quick, and provide long-lasting results. No matter what the facial is treating, they all work the same: delivering a specific wavelength of energy into the skin to target chromophores (specific molecules) within the skin to convert into heat and create the desired end effect.
Still, lasers are not a one-size-fits-all treatment, and there’s plenty to know before committing to one. Ahead are the top reasons to get a laser facial in 2023 and everything that comes with a laser for facial veins and acne scars.
Do laser facial treatments work?
Yes! Laser treatments target a specific skin concern to improve the skin’s surface, tone, and texture. In addition, laser treatments can reduce the appearance of facial veins by decreasing their prominence and coloration by smoothing them out. These treatments work effectively in lightening acne scars, too. Some laser facials also offer the added benefit of stimulating new, healthy collagen and elastin for improved skin health and a youthful appearance.
What’s the best laser facial for acne scars?
At Charette Cosmetics, we like to use a Carbon Laser Facial. This laser treatment improves the look of lingering acne scars and works well for controlling oily skin while offering skin-brightening and rejuvenating effects.
A Carbon Laser Facial is a quick, easy, and painless two-step laser facial for acne scars. During the treatment, a layer of carbon lotion is applied to the skin to remove dirt, oil, and dead skin from the pores. Once the lotion dries, a laser penetrates the deeper layers of the skin to create controlled damage that stimulates the skin’s natural wound-healing process. The heat emitted from the laser also causes the pores to contract, making them look smaller and controlling sebum production. It also prevents acne by decreasing inflammation and the bacteria within the pores. In addition, this process stimulates collagen and elastin production and creates refreshed-looking skin. Then, the carbon lotion is removed with a Q-switched laser. At the same time, dead skin cells and oil on the skin’s surface stick to the carbon and are also removed. There’s also an exfoliating benefit that helps to lend a brightening and smoothing effect to the skin. The treatment also stimulates collagen and elastin production for more youthful-looking skin.
What’s the best laser treatment for facial veins?
The Celebrity Laser Facial is the best laser for facial veins. It uses the Laser Genesis machine for a specialized facial that relies on a laser to gently and safely heat the skin to stimulate collagen production and new skin cells, which imparts a healthy, youthful glow.
Laser Genesis is non-invasive and non-ablative, meaning there’s no recovery or downtime, making it an effective facial vein treatment. The quick procedure can improve the skin’s texture and tone and reduce the appearance of redness and the appearance of broken blood vessels. Facial veins laser treatments work by emitting heat, which causes blood vessels to constrict and improves skin redness and rosacea. The treatment is effective on all skin tones and types that want to improve the appearance of facial veins.
Will my facial veins return after a laser facial?
Facial veins treatments hone in on red veins that can be a distraction from clear skin. While laser facial vein removal is effective and provides long-lasting results (think upwards of a few years), there is the potential for the veins to reappear.
facial vein removal works by gently collapsing the vein wall, which the surrounding tissue absorbs. As a result, once-visible veins become lighter and non-existent, leaving the skin more even in tone and with less redness. However, the body can still produce new blood vessels as it ages, so new facial veins may appear. Maintenance sessions are helpful to keep the skin looking as clear as possible.
Is there any downtime with laser treatment for facial scars?
One of the many reasons patients like facial scar laser treatments is that they are quick, effective, and have no downtime. Unlike some older scar removal techniques requiring surgery or excision, lasers rely on heat to improve the skin. In addition, there is no recovery or downtime because the outermost layer of the skin is kept intact during the procedure.
Post-treatment, there may be some minimal warmth on the skin or mild soreness, which should subside in a few hours. But there’s no swelling or redness, so you can wear makeup and follow your regular skincare routine.
How many laser facial treatments will I need?
Everyone is different, but most people benefit from a series of laser facial treatments.
Laser facial vein removal often requires a series of treatments over three to six months. Then, to maintain the results, you’ll need one treatment annually after the initial sessions.
With laser treatments, especially when treating acne scars, the more sessions performed, the better the results. While some patients notice results after one treatment, four to six facials in total may be recommended for optimal results.