- Before Treatment:
Upon confirming your appointment, our team will review your procedure and answer all your questions. Prior to your appointment, we ask that you clean and shave the area to be treated keeping it free of lotions, creams, deodorant, makeup, etc.
- Your Laser Skin Treatment:
Our laser treatments typically take around 20 minutes but can last up to an hour depending on the area being targeted. We provide our patients with eye protection during the laser treatments before testing the laser on a small area to see how the skin reacts. We then use a small handpiece to deliver laser to the area of the skin with each each pulse lasting no more than a second. It’s common for patients to experience a slight tingling feeling. In areas of more sensitivity, it can feel like a rubber band snapping the skin.
- After Treatment:
Due to the effectiveness and efficiency of our Quanta Lasers, most of our procedures are considered “lunch hour” treatments because there is little to no recovery time! Following treatment is normal for the skin to be pink or red. This may last from a few hours to a few days depending on the treated area of your skin. Follow the post care treatment given by Dr. Ward.
Skin rejuvenation, removal of tattoos, vascular or pigmented lesions may require more downtime. The treated areas may scab over, with new pink skin emerging underneath. It is extremely important you wear sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) for several weeks after these treatments.