Dewy, youthful skin – isn’t this what we all want? Regardless of what stage of life you are in, it’s hard to see our face and body reflect our natural ageing. Regular use of face masks, a commitment to an elaborate skincare routine, sticking to a balanced diet, consuming enough water during the day -- they can all help revitalize your skin, but the results are only evident over time. The good news is that you don’t have to wait endlessly to give your skin that much-needed glow. There is a safe, easy, and efficient way to refresh your skin and feel picture-perfect once again.
⦁ Ditch the chemical peels and micro needling and say yes to non-invasive laser treatments.
Dubai’s go-to skincare expert, Rebecca Treston, swears by laser treatments. They are safe and effective in treating various skin problems such as acne scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, sunspots, and even tattoos and loose skin. However, it is essential to know what treatment will work best for you. A better understanding of your skin alongside working with a skincare expert, should give you the best results. There are a few important things to consider when opting for laser treatments, and Rebecca Treston outlines these for you.
⦁ Consider your skin concerns
There are many laser treatments available to treat skin, and each of them address a certain skin concern. For example, there is a laser treatment for hair removal and another one to treat fine lines. Once you know what your primary skin concerns are, you can start narrowing down your options. Some people have multiple skin concerns. Choosing the laser treatment that will help correct all of your concerns in the safest and best possible way is the ultimate goal.
⦁ What are the main laser treatments?
If you’re looking for an instant glow, the Peco Genesis is the go-to. Dubbed the “lunchtime laser treatment,” this laser ‘facial’ dives deep into your skin tissue and returns balance, clearance and radiance to your skin, helping you look your very best—naturally.
Opt for Broadband Light treatment (BBL) for treating sun damage, brown spots (freckles), rosacea and general photo-rejuvenation. Brown spots will darken immediately after treatment and slough off over 3 – 5 days to reveal clear healthy skin.
Erbium Laser - also known as a cold laser, vaporises superficial skin tissue in a controlled manner. Erbium laser is suitable for mild to moderate wrinkles and superficial pigmentation.
Fractional CO2 Laser is the best laser to treat deeper lines and wrinkles, acne scars, severe sun damage, scars and general skin texture issues. Fractionated CO2 creates micro channels in the skin, heating the tissue in these columns leading to fibroblast and collagen remodelling.
⦁ Choose the best Laser Expert to undo your skin sins
As laser treatments involve the use of combining different types of procedures across multiple sessions, it is important to work with a professional that has years of experience under their belt when it comes to operating with a range of lasers. Don’t work with someone that only works with one device. Opt for professionals that have the experience in working with various skin tones and concerns. So if you’re considering getting a laser treatment, make sure you understand the pros and cons, and be sure to ask about recovery time.
⦁ What is the downtime for Laser Treatments?
Early laser treatments would always involve a lengthy recovery process. Even treatments that don’t cause damage to the outer layer of skin might need more recovery time. However, with advanced technology, most modern treatments have a significantly reduced healing process. If you are opting for a light resurfacing treatment, it might result in dry and flaky skin during the initial few days however, with experts nowadays adopting a combination procedure, they have less or almost no downtime.
When it comes to choosing a laser treatment, there’s no single right or wrong answer. It ultimately depends on the type of skin you have, your skin condition and what you’re trying to achieve through the process. The bottom line? Lasers can have a huge impact on the look and health of your skin, and with the right understanding and tips on what to keep in mind, your next session is bound to leave your skin radiant and glowing for the coming months.
Rebecca Treston is based in Hortman Clinics, SZR Dubai. To book a consultation and/or treatment, please call 04 566 2615. For more information about Rebecca Treston, follow her page on Instagram and Facebook - @rebeccatreston.