3 Things that Can Go Wrong with Laser Treatments
There are many lasers available in the medical aesthetics industry today, most of which are safe and effective when performed by a trained technician. With Laser Season fast approaching we want to discuss the 3 most common things that can go wrong with Laser Treatments if they are performed incorrectly and what you can do to avoid them.
We see burns when too much heat or energy has been absorbed by the skin. Laser treatments are not one size fits all and the settings used for each individual will vary depending on a few things. One being your complexion, someone with a darker complexion may need a different setting than someone with a fairer complexion. The type of laser being used; it goes without saying that each laser device has its own settings and cannot be passed from one device to another.
Burns can be avoided by seeing a professionally trained and highly skilled technician, attending a personalized consultation, and being treated with the proper laser settings. These settings will be determined during your assessment.
Hyperpigmentation is a process that happens due to an inflammatory reaction to the treatment. As the inflammation comes down, the melanocytes produce more pigmentation resulting in what is called Hyperpigmentation. This is more commonly seen in patients with a darker complexion.
Hyperpigmentation can be avoided by pre-treating the skin with the right skincare regime. Using products like the Vivier Hyperpigmentation Program can help suppress the production of melanocytes or pigment.
Like Hyperpigmentation, Hypopigmentation can be described as a loss of pigment after the inflammation from the treatment subsides. Unfortunately, there are not many treatments to improve Hypopigmentation. The best way to avoid this is by choosing a reputable clinic with experienced technicians.
Schedule a consultation at Skin Technique today if you are looking for a safe and effective laser treatment. Our experienced team will create a custom treatment plan tailored to your unique needs and goals.