Preparing for Your Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment

When you look in the mirror, are you pleased with your complexion? If not, you will be happy to know that laser skin resurfacing offers a solution to many of the common concerns that individuals often have with their complexion. This med spa service is non-invasive, which means there is virtually no discomfort or downtime associated with the procedure. What’s more, it can help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, redness, age spots, and many other conditions on the face, neck, chest, and hands. Once you make the decision to try laser skin resurfacing, you won’t look back. Let’s take a look at a few ways you can get the most out of your treatment at Xanadu Med Spa.

How to Get the Most Out Of Your Treatment

Ask Questions

One of the best ways to ensure you get the most out of your laser skin treatment is to educate yourself. Discuss your aesthetic goals with your aesthetician and asking any questions that you have about your procedure can help you feel much more prepared and knowledgeable about the treatment itself and the recovery process. Not sure what to ask? You can start with some of the following questions:

  • Am I an ideal candidate for laser skin resurfacing?
  • Can I see before and after photos?
  • How much does the treatment cost?
  • What is recovery like?

Our aestheticians are happy to answer any questions that you have to ensure you are comfortable with the procedure.

Stop Smoking

If you are a smoker, it is recommended that you quit prior to receiving any type of laser skin treatment. Smoking can delay your healing process because it constricts blood vessels and inhibits blood flow. Not only is smoking hazardous to your overall health, but it also contributes to wrinkle formation. In the long run, your health and appearance can both benefit from quitting smoking.

Avoid Aspirin

There are certain blood-thinning medications that can slow your recovery process following laser skin resurfacing. This is because they prevent your blood from clotting, which is an important part of the recovery process. Aspirin should be avoided, as should anti-inflammatory drugs and some herbal medications as they can cause increased bleeding. Please be sure to review any over-the-counter and prescription medications you are taking with your aesthetician during the consultation portion of your appointment.

Protect Your Skin From the Sun

Unprotected exposure to the sun causes damage to your skin over time. If your skin is exposed to too much sun in the months leading up to your laser skin resurfacing treatment, it is possible that you may experience permanent irregular skin pigmentation in the treated areas. This can be avoided by using appropriate protection when you are out in the sun prior to your procedure. Outside of preparing for this procedure, adequate sun protection can help keep your skin looking youthful and radiant, and it can help you avoid skin cancer.

Choose Skin Care Products Wisely

As part of your consultation, our aestheticians will review your current skin care routine and note the current products you are using. This is an important pre-treatment step as there are some topical skin care products that can increase potential complications from the laser. As you are discussing your current skin care routine and the products you use, our aestheticians may recommend an alternative skin care routine to ensure the best possible results from your treatment.

Hydrate Before and After

Proper hydration levels are essential to optimal health and wellbeing, especially before and after any type of procedure. If you are dehydrated, your body will pull water from your skin and muscles to protect internal organs. This is not something that you want during recovery, and drinking plenty of water before and after your procedure will help ensure a safe and speedy recovery.

Fort Collins Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatments

Do you have questions about the laser skin resurfacing treatments we offer at our Fort Collins med spa? Our skilled and experienced staff would love to speak with you to help you better understand the procedure, its benefits, and how you can best prepare for your appointment. Call us at 970-744-3619 or contact us online now to learn more about finding your inner zen and Xanadu!