Laser skin rejuvenation treatments are always in high demand at our practice. And for good reason. They help men and women address a wide variety of skin concerns and achieve smoother, younger-looking skin.
Because we have so much success using laser treatments, we’ll show off some patient successes in this post. We’ll also provide you with an overview of what you can expect from the various laser treatments we offer so you can compare your options.
What Does Laser Skin Rejuvenation Target?
Laser skin therapies address a wide variety of skin conditions. To determine the right approach for you, we thoroughly examine your skin and assess your needs before recommending a specific path. Sometimes, we may recommend a single treatment, or we may suggest combining treatments to achieve your desired results—more on that later! In general, laser skin rejuvenation treats issues such as:
- Unwanted fat and cellulite
- Wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots
- Uneven skin tone, scars, and discoloration
- Spider veins and varicose veins
- Loose or sagging skin
How Laser Therapy Works
Unlike more aggressive and invasive treatments, laser therapies activate skin repair by heating the skin layers and stimulating the body’s natural healing response. As collagen builds in response to the treatment, the skin repairs itself, and there is a marked improvement in skin tone and texture. Patients achieve a more rejuvenated, youthful appearance following their chosen laser treatment.
Types of Laser Skin Rejuvenation Treatments
The type of laser skin rejuvenation we recommend will depend on your concerns, priorities, and desired outcome. For example, if your primary concern is hyperpigmentation, we may recommend a different path for you than a patient who is more concerned about fine lines or spider veins.
Here is an overview of our most popular laser skin rejuvenation treatments and what to expect during each procedure:
This laser facial rejuvenation treatment consists of a fractional CO2 laser that pinpoints water molecules found within the skin. As the ablative laser interacts with your skin, collagen production is activated and the skin smooths and brightens. SmartSkin CO2 is often used to target concerns such as:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Acne scars
- Brown spots and age spots
- Coarse, dry skin
Before and After SmartSkin CO2:
Considered a gentler skin revitalization treatment, PicoWay utilizes a non-ablative laser that releases quick energy pulses. The laser energy targets “problem” areas while triggering collagen production to repair and rejuvenate the skin. PicoWay addresses issues such as:
- Unwanted tattoos
- Freckles, sun spots, and melasma
- Acne scarring
- Wrinkles and fine lines
Before and After PicoWay:
Laser Genesis is yet another safe, non-invasive laser therapy we offer that involves heating layers of the skin to promote collagen growth and skin repair. As the skin restores itself, patients achieve a youthful, healthy glow. Laser Genesis addresses the following skin imperfections:
- Uneven skin texture
- Acne scars
- Enlarged pores
- Sun damage
- Fine lines
Combining Laser Skin Rejuvenation Treatments
Depending on the areas you want to address, we may recommend combining your laser rejuvenation treatment with a laser resurfacing treatment, dermal fillers, or other beneficial procedures. Combining treatments can be convenient and cost-effective, providing enhanced results.
It’s probably no surprise that laser skin treatments are a popular component of our facial rejuvenation packages. One of our most popular packages combines SmartSkin CO2 with a nonsurgical neck lift, or “laser facelift,” that tightens sagging skin. Or, we may recommend pairing Laser Genesis with a Light & Bright skin resurfacing treatment to address multiple skin tone and texture concerns.
What To Expect
In general, laser skin rejuvenation treatments are quick, convenient, and well-tolerated. However, combining your treatment with more complex procedures can impact your recovery and downtime.
- SmartSkin CO2: SmartSkin CO2 treatments generally require a few more days of downtime than other laser rejuvenation therapies. Following treatment, it’s important that you carefully adhere to your post-op instructions, avoid sun exposure, and allow redness to subside gradually.
- PicoWay: After a more gentle PicoWay treatment, many patients experience only mild redness or swelling with minimal downtime.
- Laser Genesis: Most patients observe an immediate glow but achieve full results after 3 to 4 weeks. Recovery is minimal, and you can immediately resume normal activities.
As with any cosmetic procedure, we always recommend protecting your skin from the sun, using high-quality skincare products, and seeing us for maintenance treatments to maximize and preserve your results.
Want to see more real-life results? We invite you to visit our before-and-after photo gallery to see more patient success stories.
Take the Next Step
We hope that learning more about the benefits of laser skin rejuvenation—and viewing actual patient results—has empowered you to explore this treatment for your own benefit. We encourage you to take the next step by contacting our team and visiting our Coeur d’Alene practice near Spokane, WA. Please request a consultation or call our office at (208) 676-8346 to embark on your laser skin rejuvenation journey.