Although various forms of laser facial treatment have taken the cosmetic surgery world by storm over the past few years, there are still many potential candidates who show varying levels of skepticism whenever procedures like these are mentioned. However, here are just a few reasons why you should consider having laser facial treatment performed.
1. It’s a Pain-Free Procedure
Unlike with plastic surgery, laser facial treatments are by no means painful. Each treatment usually takes approximately 30 minutes to perform and anywhere from three to six sessions will be recommended in order to receive the maximum benefit from them. You may experience mild discomfort and skin sensitivity afterwards, as the laser treatment can cause your skin to become extremely tender for anything from a few days to a week or two afterwards.
2. Reduce the Appearance of Scars and Wrinkles
One of the main benefits of having laser facial treatment performed is that it is able to reduce the appearance of facial scars and wrinkles that commonly form around the mouth and eyes. As a result, you can not only end up looking a decade or two younger than you really are; you will be able to give your self-esteem levels a much-needed boost when you look in the mirror and no longer see the scars that were once a major source of embarrassment for you.
3. Rejuvenate your Skin
After years of unprotected sun exposure or bouts of acne, you may find that your skin has taken on an extremely rough and uneven texture and appearance. Laser treatment works by gently removing the outermost layer of facial skin to expose the smooth, new skin underneath. As a result, you are left with skin that feels and looks as smooth as that of a newborn baby.
4. Remove Some Forms of Skin Cancer
If skin cancer is detected early enough, chances are that it will not have had the opportunity to spread to the deeper layers of facial skin. In cases like these where the cancer is only present in the first layer of skin, laser treatment may in fact be able to remove these cancerous blemishes. However, you will still need to consult with your physician or dermatologist afterwards to determine whether follow up treatments will be needed.
5. It’s an Affordable Option
At present, you can expect to pay as little as $450 per laser facial treatment session. In most cases, the effects of this treatment are far longer-lasting than those of Botox injections, which means that it is generally the more affordable option in the long term. However, this will also depend on how many sessions are needed to achieve the desired results.
As with any other form of cosmetic surgery, you will need to inform your surgeon of any existing skin conditions that you are suffering from before having the treatment performed. This is especially necessary if you are prone to suffering from cold sores, as some types of laser facial treatment can cause them to occur more often than normal.