Laser Treatments to Erase Sun Damage
- Posted on: Sep 24 2016
Many people enjoy spending time in the sun. However, excessive sun exposure will damage the skin over the long-term. Skin discoloration and age spots are just two of the many signs of sun damage. The good news is that there are effective non-invasive laser treatments available for rejuvenating sun-damaged skin.
Laser treatment involves using beams of light to treat the damaged skin. It is important to note that there are several types of lasers that can be used. Dr. Frenchman will help you find the one that is right for you. Laser treatments may also be used to treat other problems, such as wrinkles, fine lines and acne scars.
If you are interested in getting this treatment, then you should consult with a cosmetic surgeon. Your cosmetic surgeon will determine whether you are a good candidate for this procedure. This procedure is right for most people.
It is important to note that multiple treatments are typically required in order to fix sun damage. The average person needs to get between one and five treatments. These treatments are typically spaced three to six weeks apart from one another. Dr. Frenchman will develop a treatment plan for you. The amount of time that it takes to complete this treatment is largely dependent on size of the treatment area. However, it typically takes anywhere from 15 minute to one hour.
Many women opt to get laser treatments instead of cosmetic surgery. One of the reasons that many people prefer laser therapy is because the recovery time is much quicker. People will be able to return to their normal activities after their treatment has been completed. It is normal to experience some redness and swelling in the treated areas, but that usually goes away within two or three days.
Laser treatments typically cost less than cosmetic surgery. Dr. Frenchman will discuss the cost of this procedure during your consultation. Furthermore, many people do not report the laser treatments as painful. And a topical anesthetic can be applied prior to reduce discomfort should it occur.
For more information and to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Frenchman, contact us today.
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