Best Laser Procedures for the First of the Year

Winter can be one of the best times of year to complete cosmetic laser treatments. Most laser procedures require you to stay out of the sun as you recover, which means the cooler months are an ideal time to explore these options.

Dr. Daniel Daube and his Medical Aesthetician offer a variety of laser possibilities in the Medical Spa, but here are a few of our most popular treatments:

LASER HAIR REMOVAL

Unwanted body hair is something that plagues many people … both males and females. Laser hair removal has become a popular solution to get rid of this hair anywhere on your body. The technology targets follicles in the area where you want hair removed, making it hard, to almost impossible, for the hair to grow back.

Even though we have beautiful weather on the Gulf Coast virtually year-round, after having this procedure, you are required to avoid sunlight on the treated area. Our Aesthetician will go over your post-procedure directions at the end of your appointment.

LASER TATTOO REMOVAL

More and more companies are restricting the appearance of tattoos at their places of business. Plus, perhaps the topic of your tattoo is no longer relevant to your lifestyle. Regardless of the reason why you want to remove your tattoo, our medical professionals at Gulf Coast Facial Plastics are here to help. Removing a tattoo with laser energy works by administering a specific wavelength of intense light into your skin, which begins to remove the ink. The light is only absorbed by the tattoo pigments, and your skin remains unharmed. The light energy breaks apart the pigments, which are then absorbed by your body and eliminated. After each treatment, we encourage you to take extra precautions to protect the treated skin from sunlight, since the area will be much more sensitive to the damaging effects of the sun. Removing a tattoo may also require several laser treatments, depending on the type of ink and depth used in the process.

CO2 LASER

The CO2 laser can be used to help treat deep wrinkles and reverse scarring and/or sun damage. This technique uses pulsed beams of light to remove skin tissue in columns, which is known as a fractionated method, which leaves the skin intact to aid in healing. Common side effects may include swelling in the treated area, along with some redness and irritation similar to sunburn. After the procedure, you can return to normal activities within two days. Our staff will give you post-treatment instructions in order for you to receive optimal results from the CO2.

Laser skin treatments can yield fast and dramatic results. Dr. Daniel Daube continues to build on his laser capabilities by purchasing the most technologically advanced lasers in the area. If you are interested in exploring laser skincare options, contact us today to schedule an appointment where we can evaluate which treatments are right for you!

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