The 5 Top Face Laser Treatments and How They Can Help Your Skin
Laser skin resurfacing is one of the best ways to address many of the most common skin concerns, including sunspots, age spots, wrinkles, rosacea, redness, acne scars and even acne itself. We have an abundance of effective lasers available to treat these skin concerns, but knowing which one is the right fit for your skin can be confusing. While the correct treatment will ultimately be determined after a consult with your dermatology provider, here’s a look at the top lasers for the face.
To Give Your Skin an Insta-Glow: Laser Genesis
Laser Genesis is known as one of the best lunchtime cosmetic procedures because you can leave the dermatology office looking better than you did when you walked in and it only takes about 15 minutes. This “super facial” uses a 1064 nm wavelength to gently heat the dermis and rid of any diffuse redness, making it great for those with rosacea. Laser Genesis also boosts collagen production to rid of fine lines and wrinkles and gives the complexion a beautiful glow. There’s no downtime and no commitment with Laser Genesis!
To Rid of Acne Scars: Fractional CO2 Laser
Acne scars are a complexion-destroying reminder of nasty bouts with acne. Pimples are bad enough, but once a scar forms from them, you know you’ve got trouble on your hands. Acne scars are notoriously hard to conceal and they can distract from your beautiful brown eyes or your juicy full lips. This laser is best for deep acne scars–the kind that are pitted and impossible to cover up. This type of laser for the face will poke teeny tiny holes into the deepest layer of the skin to regenerate collagen growth and fill in the areas of tissue loss due to acne scars. The best fractional CO2 lasers are the Fraxel Re: pair, MiXto laser, TotalFX and Matrix CO2.
To Zap Broken Blood Vessels: Pulsed Dye Laser
When trying to banish broken blood vessels and broken capillaries from your face, you’ll want to rely on a vascular laser like a pulsed dye laser. The good news is that pulsed dye lasers don’t require any pain management and has zero downtime. These types of lasers use yellow light to very gently heat up the skin and destroy blood vessels, while leaving any surrounding skin untouched. One of the best Pulsed Dye Laser machines is the Vbeam Perfecta from Syneron Candela.
Instead of a Facelift: Fraxel
Probably best known in pop culture as the go-to laser for Kim Kardashian, the Fraxel Laser is a serious powerhouse in the complexion rejuvenating category. The best in class for wrinkle removal, treatment of crow’s feet, sun damage removal and overall skin rejuvenation is the Fraxel Re:pair laser. Yes, there is some downtime with Fraxel, but after a couple days looking like you have a sunburn, your skin will look 10 years younger, tighter and completely refreshed.
For Removing Sun Damage: IPL
Brown spots from too much sun have a way of really ruining a gorgeous complexion. We’re not talking about a cute smattering of freckles, but those jagged marks of pigmentation where the sun had its way with your skin. We love IPL (aka Laser Photo Rejuvenation) to really get rid of those suckers. This targets melanin in dark spots. After a few days they flake off and reveal a perfectly even and gorgeous complexion.