Laser Skin Resurfacing: How Often Do You Need It?
Reversing the signs of aging and skin damage is made possible with laser skin resurfacing. With each treatment, the skin's collagen production is stimulated naturally, increasing its elasticity and tightness. As a result, your body continues to heal itself long after the session ends.
At Redwood Medi Spa & Wellness Centre, a leader in laser resurfacing in Toronto, our clients often ask how often they should come in for treatments. We're happy to talk about your options below.
New patients often opt for a series of three to four sessions per year. Typically, individuals who have never undergone laser treatments have skin that requires a greater degree of care than repeat patients. Once they have reached their desired results, their treatment schedule is reduced to a semi-annual maintenance.
Here are some of the skin conditions that are improved with each treatments:
• Severe acne scarring: It can take several treatments to reverse years of acne damage. However, once you've graduated from your initial series of sessions, you can opt for semi-annual touch ups.
• Wrinkles and loose skin: Older patients may need a series of laser sessions for optimal, long-lasting results.
• Reducing the signs of aging: Once patients reach their 30s or 40s, they may decide to come in for laser treatments on a regular basis to ensure their skin maintains its youthful glow. These monthly regular sessions are a viable alternative to chemical peels and other facial treatments.
Remember, it typically takes a period of four weeks for skin to fully heal. Booking your laser resurfacing sessions within a short time span isn't encouraged at our Toronto spa.
After their initial skin goals are met, patients often continue to receive laser treatments on a semi-annual basis. These sessions are used to maintain desired results, and to keep the skin looking youthful and flawless.
One of the skin conditions that are improved from annual treatments is persistent acne scarring. Acne is generally associated with adolescence, but it's common for adult patients to be afflicted with these blemishes, as well.
If there's too much or not enough collagen in the skin, acne will leave behind scars as it heals. Receiving laser resurfacing once a year will remove any new scarring, while helping to prevent future damage.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
PRP is a viable and intact concentration of human platelets in a small volume of plasma. When combining PRP with your laser resurfacing treatment, it allows to speed up the heating process. Skin resurfacing already creates the micro channels that help your skin to absorb PRP.
Here are some known growth factor production effects:
- Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF)
- Transforming Growth Factor (TGF)
- Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)
- Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF)
- Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF)
- Interleukins, Macrophages, Keratinocytes, Endothelial Cells, Lymphocytes, Fibroblasts, Osteoblasts, Basophils, Mast Cells
- Collagen Stimulating Growth Factor
- Keratinocyte Growth Factor (KGF)
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