Everyone has aesthetic goals they aspire to achieve, but reaching those goals with over-the-counter products and at-home remedies might not be possible for certain skin concerns. Challenges like rosacea, broken vessels, and scarring usually need a more advanced intervention with aesthetic treatments. At CJM Aesthetics in Bay Village, OH we believe in the power of advanced technology treatments, such as Aerolase, a revolutionary laser treatment to rejuvenate, refresh, and restore your skin.
What Are the Benefits of Aerolase?
So, how does Aerolase work? This unique non-invasive laser utilizes light energy to penetrate the sub-dermal layers of the skin without any thermal damage to the outer layers of your skin. Over time, this laser treatment can stimulate the production of fresh collagen to restore the skin.
The 650-microsecond laser can effectively renew the natural tone and tightness of the skin without causing any superficial discomfort. The light energy from this laser can accomplish the results of older laser treatments in only a few appointments, or sometimes even less depending on your treatment goals. Some of the benefits of this unique treatment include:
By far, the biggest benefit of this laser treatment is the variety of skin concerns that can be addressed. Everything from fine lines and wrinkles to difficult scarring can be easily treated with Aerolase laser systems. This treatment can be effective for a variety of mild to moderate concerns, including:
Skin laxity occurs as a natural result of the aging process. As your skin produces less collagen and elastin, the tautness of the skin begins to fail, which leads to thinning skin, sagging skin, and wrinkles. This laser system stimulates the production of collagen deep within the skin layers to restore the skin’s elasticity and turn back the clock. This treatment can all correct problems like fine lines, wrinkles, sagging jowls, and loose skin on the neck.
Pigmentation concerns such as melasma and hyperpigmentation can affect the tone of your skin. Melasma is caused by hormonal fluctuations that trigger melanin production in small patches of skin, and since deeper layers of skin cells are affected, treating melasma often requires complicated treatments. However, this laser system easily breaks up melanin deposits and shuts down inflammation in the skin so your skin tone can be restored.
Hyperpigmentation is often caused as a result of injuries to the skin, such as from acne. While hyperpigmentation usually fades by itself over several months, it can be difficult living with patches of red or brown skin on the face or body. This treatment can also correct patches of lighter skin on darker complexions.
Rosacea is a complex skin condition that causes flushing and inflammation in the face; left untreated, rosacea can progress to multiple broken vessels in the face. Other redness and capillaries broken by sun exposure can also be difficult to treat with basic facials. To make any significant progress on reducing redness in the face, laser treatments are generally the best way to go.
For the treatment of rosacea, redness, and veins in the face, the energy of the Aerolase laser will suppress inflammation in the skin so the skin has a chance to heal itself. The laser also coagulates broken veins and capillaries that are visible beneath the skin so the immune system can clear these veins from the skin.
While beauty marks can emphasize your appearance, not all pigmented lesions on the skin are pleasant to look at. Lesions like moles and cherry angiomas aren’t harmful, but they may affect your sense of self-esteem. Typically, these lesions are caused by a combination of age, UV ray exposure, and other factors. With this laser treatment, you can erase these lesions from the skin and restore an even-toned slate.
Scars and Stretch Marks
Both scars and stretch marks are caused by disruptions in collagen production; too much collagen during wound healing results in a scar, while too little collagen when the skin stretches results in a stretch mark. Each of these concerns can be treated with Aerolase laser treatments because of the collagen stimulation that happens after laser light exposure. Depending on the severity of your concerns, your scars or stretch marks might even be completely erased.
Excess vellus hair on the face can make your complexion appear dull or darker than you might like, while unwanted hair on the body can be a hassle to keep up with. With this laser treatment, you can quickly and effectively remove unwanted hair after a series of treatments. From your cheeks to your upper lips to your underarms or your legs, these treatments can gently reduce hair growth.
Acne and Acne Scars
It used to be that treating active acne was only done with topical or oral treatments. Today, treating active acne can be part of an advanced treatment plan using a light-based laser treatment. Aerolase lasers like NeoClear deliver intense energy to the skin surface that kills acne-causing bacteria, reduces inflammation in the skin, and decreases oil production to lower the chances of future breakouts.
Additionally, you can treat pigmented and textural acne scars. The unique laser treatment can stimulate collagen production to help fill in the dimples made by acne scars, fade redness in the skin, and erase post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. The ability to treat both active acne and acne scars at the same time makes it easier for you to perfect your skin appearance and health in the long run.
2. Simple Treatment
Overall, laser treatments are fast, painless appointments. Before your appointment, you will need to avoid direct unprotected sun exposure so the light energy in your treatment won’t trigger the production of melanin. Your treatment appointments will take about 10 to 30 minutes to complete based on the size of the treatment area and the exact condition of your skin. You may require multiple treatments spaced about one month apart to accomplish your appearance goals.
After your treatment, the best practice is to protect your skin from any UV rays by wearing broad-spectrum SPF graded 30 or higher. People who have fair skin or sensitive skin may want to wear stronger sunscreen. You should wear sunscreen even if you plan to be inside since windows will not protect you from all types of UV ray exposure.
How Soon Will You See Results?
Most of the time, you will be able to see the results of this treatment within as little as one treatment; after about four to six weeks of your first treatment, you should notice visible improvements to the appearance of your skin. Additional treatments will improve the appearance of these results. For the treatment of certain concerns, such as scarring, you may need up to 90 days to see visible results.
In general, you can expect the results of these laser treatments to last for six to 12 months. The resulting longevity of this treatment is on par with similar laser treatments that rejuvenate and refresh the skin. For most, this means that touch-up treatments should be scheduled once every six to 12 months to touch-up results.
The longevity of this treatment tends to vary from patient to patient for a variety of reasons. For example, the age of the patient may indicate how quickly collagen can be produced and how long collagen will last in the skin; younger patients tend to have faster collagen production and retain new collagen for longer than patients who have mature skin. Other factors that may affect the longevity of your treatment include:
The most important factor that will affect the longevity of your results is the type of skin concern that is being treated. For some conditions, you may be able to expect permanent results, or results that last for as long as the condition does not return. Skin concerns such as scarring, stretch marks, and hair removal can all produce results that last for 12 months or longer, depending on how well your skin responds to the treatment.
Other conditions may have results that last closer to six months or that need to be repeated regularly. Treating acne, for example, may require monthly treatments, while treating rosacea may only need to be done once or twice a year depending on flare-ups. Likewise, because all collagen will eventually break down, treating skin laxity, fine lines, and wrinkles may only produce results that last up to six months.
Aftercare and Maintenance
Another important factor to consider for how long your results last is how well you follow aftercare instructions and how well you maintain the health of your skin. For aftercare, people who tend to have longer-lasting results are those who stay on top of sun protection during the day and who take other measures to protect their skin from the elements.
Maintaining your results generally comes down to how well you can maintain your skin health. The biggest tool in your toolkit for maintaining your results is using skincare products that support your skin goals. This means following an acne-treatment regime or an anti-aging regime with over-the-counter or medical-strength skincare products. It can also mean avoiding triggers that may cause rosacea flare-ups from your diet or lifestyle.
4. Multiple Candidates
Most people are good candidates for Aerolase treatments because these laser systems are gentle on the skin and can treat a wide variety of skin concerns. As long as your skin is healthy and a consultation deems you eligible for treatment, then you are likely an ideal candidate for this laser system. Both women and men are good candidates.
Multiple Skin Tones
Typically, laser treatments can only be used on certain skin tones for the risk of triggering pigmentation concerns. However, these laser systems can be used on people of all skin types and tones, including ethnic and tanned skin. The technology used for these laser treatments has revolutionized treating medium to dark complexions.
This is because the light energy from these treatments passes through the epidermis so swiftly the skin cells on the dermis do not overheat or trigger melanin production. This makes the treatment safer and overall more pleasant compared to other laser systems.
Restore and Rejuvenate Your Skin
Laser treatments are increasingly popular aesthetic options for people who want to treat complicated skin concerns, but no laser systems are as versatile as the Aerolase laser treatments. Whether you want to restore skin tightness or manage complex rosacea, this laser is an ideal option for most people. Contact CJM Aesthetics in Bay Village, OH to schedule your first appointment today.