Realistic Expectations of Laser Treatments

Jun 25, 2018

Having realistic expectations when it comes to laser treatments is extremely important. Knowing what to expect and having a basic understanding of the process will help you get through the procedure with a much clearer mind.

From body sculpting and tattoo removal, to wrinkle reduction, we have an abundance of different laser treatments available to you. Here are a few realistic expectations to keep in mind. These will be covered at your consultation. Most of the time, we can do the consult and your initial treatment at the same visit.

Understand the Process

Don’t expect to do just one laser treatment. The key to obtaining your desired outcome, Dr. Recasens will share the expected number of treatments you will need. Depending on the treatment, and goals, the amount of sessions needed varies. The most important factor is to make sure you continue your treatments to ensure the best results.

Expect Side Effects

With every treatment comes some kind of side effect. Each potential side effect, or levels of possible discomfort will be communicated at your consultation. You may experience a burning sensation during the treatment, and the area may be red, have minor swelling, or peel, depending on the treatment. These will subside rather quickly. Don’t be afraid to ask Dr. Marta Recasens what side effects are common with the type of treatment your receiving. We promise, it’s nothing you won’t be able to handle and your results will be worth it!

Recovery Time

When anyone gets a procedure done, our first question is “how long is the recovery time?” Depending on what treatment you are receiving, will determine your recovery time. Some of the treatments we offer have no downtime, some have a few hours to subside, and some, a few days. With that being said, most of our treatments will allow you to get back to normal activities immediately!

Results take TIME!

Every treatment is different. A Skin Rejuvenation session with our PicoSure will give you a beautiful glow that day, with no side effects. This is great is you have a reunion or special event the following evening of the treatment. Our Skin Resurfacing treatment requires a bit of downtime, usually 5-7 days, but everyone is different. After the skin heals, you are left with fresh, glowing skin, and reduction of fine lines and wrinkles and uneven tones. An IPL photofacial with our Icon may produce a sunburn like redness, which may take a day or 2 to subside, but the results are quick. Body Sculpting can take anywhere from to 6-12 weeks to see results and the most obvious results may require 3 treatments. No matter the treatment, it’s important to understand that the best results come over time and with consistency.

Having realistic expectations will not only prepare you for what’s to come but it will have you feeling more at ease prior to your procedure. Don’t forget to visit our treatments page to find out more information on the types of treatments we offer as well the amazing specials we currently have going on!

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