Superficial skin concerns can be disheartening to deal with. Some conditions, such as pigmented lesions and skin laxity associated with the natural aging process, can’t be effectively treated with over-the-counter products. However, advanced laser treatments are capable of rejuvenating the skin for a more youthful restoration. At CJM Aesthetics in Bay Village, OH, we know that the Aerolase laser is an ideal system that is suitable for all skin types and skin tones.
What Does Aerolase Laser Treatment Do?
You can think of the Aerolase laser as an all-in-one treatment that can address a broad spectrum of superficial concerns, ranging from pigmentation to textural and even to certain types of scarring. This is a unique quality for laser treatments, which are usually designed to address only certain conditions. But the NeoSkin treatment by Aerolase is sensitive enough to be applied to all skin concerns safely and effectively. The full list of superficial concerns that can be addressed with this laser treatment include:
- Skin laxity
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Pigmented lesions
- Dark spots
- Uneven skin tone and texture
- Broken capillaries
- Acne scarring
- Unwanted hair
One of the most appealing qualities of this laser is the ability to be used on virtually all areas of the face and body. The sophisticated design of this laser treatment means that the 650-microsecond laser energy can be adjusted to be safely used on all areas of skin, even places where the skin is thinner and more delicate. Furthermore, this treatment can be used on medium to dark skin tones, such as ethnic skin and artificially tanned skin.
Many people who seek laser treatments are concerned with visible aging, particularly conditions like skin laxity, fine lines, and wrinkles. The cause of each of these signs of visible aging is all associated with slower collagen production. As we age, the amount of collagen produced naturally by the skin drops significantly, which then causes the skin to become thinner and less voluminous.
Laser treatments can rejuvenate and tighten the skin because they can increase collagen production from deep within the layers of the skin. When collagen production takes place in the deepest thermal layers, the quality of collagen lasts much longer in the skin, producing firmer skin with long-lasting results. Fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity can be treated on the face, neck, and even the upper chest.
One of the main reasons people turn to cosmetics is because they have an uneven skin tone, such as blemishes, melasma, moles, and freckles. But there’s only so much foundation and concealer can do to hide pigmentation concerns – and cosmetics are truly only a temporary solution for these concerns. Fortunately, laser treatments such as this one are highly effective at reducing the appearance of pigmentation concerns.
Pigmentation concerns can be caused by a variety of factors, including hormones, sun damage, injuries to the skin, and genetics. For treating pigmentation concerns, this laser treatment works by emitting laser energy that breaks down melanin deposits that cause hyperpigmentation, while also accelerating cellular turnover to promote a more even-toned appearance.
Scars can occur for many reasons, but the two most commonly treated scars are acne scars and stretch marks. Acne scars can be especially hard to address since a significant amount of collagen must be produced to restructure the skin and smooth away visible scarring. Similarly, stretch marks can be tough to address because of the amount of collagen that must be produced. However, the Aerolaser laser can effectively and reliably stimulate collagen production that will smooth away scarring on the face and body.
Over the last several years, new research has shown that one of the most effective treatments for rosacea is laser treatment. For decades, treating rosacea has been frustrating for both patients and dermatologists since the condition does not have a cure and the best most patients can hope for is to avoid triggers to minimize flare-ups. But with laser treatment, flare-ups can be addressed directly.
With the NeoSkin Aerolaser laser system, this treatment works by emitting heat and wavelengths that work to reduce the inflammation in the skin. By reducing inflammation, the flushing and reddened skin associated with rosacea fades so the skin tone is more even. This treatment can also effectively remove broken capillaries associated with rosacea, a correction that cannot be accomplished with topical medications for the skin condition.
Unwanted Hair Concerns
Hair on the face and body can be undesirable when it is very dark, thick, or dense. Laser hair removal is an increasingly popular treatment for those who are tired of shaving or waxing, as well as those who want to permanently reduce hair growth or grow sparser, thinner, less dense hair. Laser hair removal treatments can be performed on virtually all areas of the body, including the bikini line and upper lip.
What Is This Treatment Like?
The Aerolase laser treatment is truly unique, especially in terms of patient comfort. This laser system is designed to keep the skin cool and comfortable during the treatment, making it a much more preferable option than other laser treatments. Additionally, to ensure your comfort during your appointment, you can also consider using a topical numbing cream.
Overall, your treatment will usually take 30 to 60 minutes to complete based on the concern you are treating and how many areas are being treated. If you are treating multiple areas of the body, your appointment will usually last longer. For your appointment, please be sure to take off jewelry on any treatment area and to wear comfortable clothing. The use of lotion or body oil before your treatment is not recommended.
How Many Treatments Will You Need?
For any laser treatment, results are best when you have about three to six treatments. The results of your treatment will gradually improve with more treatments, especially if you are treating moderate to severe concerns. Usually, your treatments will be spaced four to eight weeks apart depending on the concerns you are treating, the areas being treated, and factors such as your skin sensitivity. We will recommend the ideal number of treatments for you to achieve optimal results.
When Will You See Results?
Because the results of this treatment are gradual, it will usually take several weeks before you will see noticeable results. Many people will begin to notice results about six to eight weeks after their first appointment. How quickly you will see your optimal results will depend on your baseline skin condition, how well your skin responds to the treatment, and how well you follow your aftercare instructions.
For your aftercare, it’s important to wear SPF 30 or higher for at least two weeks after your treatment to protect your skin from developing hyperpigmentation in response to sunlight. You should also be sure to keep your skin moisturized with simple, hypoallergenic moisturizers to help your skin recover from the laser treatment more quickly.
How Long Will Results Last?
The results of the Aerolase laser treatment will usually last for several months to a year or longer. The longevity of your results will generally depend on what skin conditions are being treated. For example, age-related concerns will return when the new collagen depletes. We can give you a better idea of how long your results will last during your appointment.
How Can You Maintain Your Results?
The way you will maintain your results will be related to your specific skin concerns. For example, for the treatment of rosacea, the best way to maintain your results is to identify and avoid triggers that will cause flare-ups, while for acne scarring, the best way to avoid new acne scars is to control acne breakouts and adopt good skin habits, such as not picking at active acne.
Another good way to maintain your desired results is with an annual laser treatment, which will reduce inflammation, promote more collagen production, or ensure that hair follicles are not as active. Usually, one treatment a year is an ideal frequency unless you notice your concerns are returning more quickly. Certain conditions may require two maintenance appointments a year for best results.
Unlock Optimal Skin With Aerolase Laser
Trying to treat superficial concerns by yourself can be challenging because over-the-counter products usually don’t perform effectively for advanced skin concerns. However, laser treatments are proven to be ideal solutions for most aesthetic concerns. The Aerolaser laser treatment is particularly ideal because it can treat a wide range of concerns. Contact CJM Aesthetics in Bay Village, OH to schedule your consultation today.