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5 signs it’s time to consider face laser treatment

We love that first line in the Rolling Stones song, Mother’s Little Helper:

What a drag it is getting old…

Because of recent advances in medical face laser treatment, looking old is becoming more of an option and less of a circumstance. The great thing about modern day laser treatment is that it is effective at a deep, cellular level and regenerates your skin’s ability to heal naturally. With a few treatments, it can quite literally remove years from your appearance.

But when is it time to act?

Signs it’s time for face laser treatment

Taking an honest inventory of one’s skin can reveal some painful truths. 

There are many hints and clues to knowing it’s time for face laser treatment, but when you’re looking into one’s face in the mirror every day, perhaps several times per day, it’s often difficult to spot them. As we age, the cells that produce proteins integral to the healing of skin, such as collagen and elastin, eventually slow down until human skin loses the ability to regenerate. Too much exposure to the sun expedites this process. 

Thus, there is a reduction in skin elasticity and strength, resulting in increased laxity and the clues present themselves. The names are cute and catchy, but the reality of wrinkles is sobering. 

  • Crow’s feet: The outside edges of one’s eyes.
  • Marionette lines: On the corners of one’s mouth which make someone appear to be frowning.
  • Worry lines: Horizontal wrinkles on the forehead.
  • Laugh lines/smile lines: The wrinkle that runs from the corners of one’s mouth to the sides of the nose.
  • Tear troughs: Dark circles under the eyes.

For wrinkles such as crow’s feet, marionette and laugh lines, Medical Laser Technologies offers the GentleYAG and the GentleMAX, proven face laser treatment procedures that deliver optimal results. The GentleYAG and GentleMAX are not only effective solutions for lines and wrinkles, but also skin rejuvenation.

Medical Laser Technology offers the best laser treatment devices

We urge dermatologists, medi-spas and skin care professionals to speak with one of our laser treatment professionals and experience a demonstration. Medical Laser Technologies remains on the cutting edge of face laser treatment devices such as those by Palomar, Cutera, Candela and more. We service all of New England in addition to New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at 1-800-905-LASER (5273).

4 Facts About Laser Treatment for Acne

Acne attacks everyone differently, particularly teens. For some, it is barely noticeable. For others it is a daily burden, one that can hamper self esteem. For the latter population, laser treatment for acne is proven to bear very good results — results that also stand the test of time.

Dermatologists and skin care professionals recommend a multi-tentacled approach to eliminating problematic acne and acne scars: Over-the-counter and prescription ointments can be effective for some people. Light therapy and laser treatment for acne, however, are two procedures that are fast gaining popularity.

1. Laser treatment for acne is largely effective

Most patients undergoing laser treatment for acne or acne scars have favorable results. One study quoted patients seeing a 72 percent reduction of acne after four sessions of laser/light therapy. 

2. Patients need patience 

One session of laser treatment likely isn’t going to solve a patient’s acne problems. Patients should expect to make at least four visits to a dermatologist or skin care spa before seeing any significant results, while applying any prescribed or over-the-counter ointment. In fact, the aforementioned study which saw a 72 percent reduction of acne and acne scars happened 12 weeks following patients’ treatment.

3. Minor side effects likely

In most cases, the side effects are minimal — minor itching and skin irritation — and last no more than 48 hours. Other side effects such as changes in skin color and minor scaring are possible but extremely rare. Regardless of statistics, side effects need to be a part of the conversation with your skin care professional.

4. How affordable is laser treatment for acne?

Rates for dermatologists, medi-spas and skin care professionals differ market to market. For example, a dermatologist in Manhattan will undoubtedly cost more than one in Bangor, Maine. According to RealSelf.com, the cost for laser treatment for acne can range from $50-$4,000 with an average of $850 per visit. Frequency of treatments varies with each person.

The best laser treatments for acne and acne scars

Medical Laser Technologies offers three if the best laser treatment devices for acne and acne scars:

  • Fraxel Dual: The Fraxel Dual is a deep penetrating wavelength not only ideal for acne scars, but for shallow wrinkles, open pores and bumps. 
  • Vbeam Perfecta: The Vbeam gives off a powerful but gentle burst of light without damaging the surrounding skin. 
  • QuadraLase: Regarded as one of the best options for facial skin revitalization, the QuadraLase is proven effective laser treatment for acne and acne scars, as well as other scars. 

A demo for each of these laser treatment devices can be had by telephoning one of our expert consultants at 1-800-905-LASER (5273).

What to look for in a medical laser treatment provider

Whether its laser removal for hair, acne scars, tattoos or varicose veins, there are certain qualities consumers should look for when scouting for the best medical laser treatment providers.

Considering the end goal is to improve your appearance, doing your homework and finding a skin care professional that will prioritize your needs is of the utmost importance.

On your search for the best medi-spa or laser treatment facility, here are three non-negotiable characteristics to look for.

1. Cutting edge laser hardware

Let’s say you’re seeking a medi-spa or laser professional to have some work done. There is a question you should ask: Does this skin care professional rent or buy his laser treatment machines?

If this professional rents his laser devices as opposed to buys, that’s a good sign. It means the facility is working with the most cutting edge laser devices on the market. We’ve long said that laser treatment machines are like mobile phones. Significant advances are made every 2-3 years, putting your once-cutting edge smartphone on the fast track to extinction. Hence, the reason behind our advocacy for renting laser treatment devices rather than buying. 

Medical laser treatment devices such as the Profound has surged in popularity while the GentleMAX, Gentle YAG and GentleLASE remain popular and effective. It is equally important to know the machine providers with which the medical laser treatment professional is working. Companies such as Candela, Syneron and Palomar are among the most reputable names that remain on the forefront of the best technology. 

2. Reviews, testimonials, before-and-afters are great, but…

We see dermatologists, medi-spas and laser treatment centers showcase their client testimonials and before-and-after treatment photos online, which is very effective marketing. Positive reviews are a powerful marketing tool.

But we recommend consumers take it step further and conduct their own research:

  • Use social media to interact directly with previous or current clients
  • Seek reviews websites such as the Better Business Bureau, Yelp and Google — these are third-party review platforms that cannot be faked.
  • Additionally, the best laser treatment facilities will offer in-person consultation at no cost — clients should take advantage of this (and bring plenty of questions).

In the effort to improve appearance, there is no such thing as too much research or dumb questions.

3. Look for registrations and certifications

The clinic or medi-spa you’re considering should have certifications and accreditations such as:

  • American Board of Medical Specialties
  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • Associated Skin Care Professionals
  • Society for Clinical and Medical Hair Removal
  • Better Business Bureau Accredited
  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery

Contact us for a medical laser treatment demo today

Medical Laser Technologies services all of New England as well as New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. For a product demonstration on the latest medical laser treatment devices and best practices, contact us at 1-800-905-LASER (5273).