A ‘Laser Facial’ incorporates the modality of intense pulsed light and the skill of your therapists hands and skin knowledge.
This skin treatment is a safe and effective way of stimulating collagen, treating unwanted pigment, broken capillaries and at the same time brightening your overall skin complexion.
What types of laser is used for the treatment?
We use the Dermalux IPL (intense pulse light) device, which are also known as “photo facials.” Our Laser Facial is a layered treatment with low energy, high impact, resurfacing results.
What types of skin concerns does a laser facial treat?
Most skin types would benefit from the Laser Facial. Lasers in general are focused on targeting structures in the skins epidermal and dermal layers such as:
1. sun spots or age spots,
2. broken capillaries/surface veins,
3. diminishing acne and
4. improving skin texture.
We do not recommend this treatment to clients that have a Fitz V-VI, pregnant or are hypersensitive to light.
Since the Laser + Light facial is mild, can it be combined with other facials?
Absolutely. You can alternate between them. You can have a laser facial one week or once a month, and then go for a more extraction-based facial at a traditional spa where the skin is steamed and blackheads are expressed.”
Are there products that you should stop using in the days leading up to a laser facial?
“When you’re going in for a facial, it’s best to keep your skin as hydrated as possible. I do usually recommend stopping retinoids, like Retin-A, or Retinol, at least three days before the treatment (ideally up to a week). It’s not a mandate, but if someone has very sensitive skin, it’s a good idea to stop the retinoid before going in for a laser treatment.
In addition, treatments that contain glycolic acid or anything that might make your skin more flaky or more irritated than usual should be stopped a few days ahead of time.
WHAT WOULD BE GROUNDS TO REFUSE A TREATMENT
Laser facials provide great results to those looking for prevention, correction, those with sensitive skin and more acneic skin.
There are very few reasons to not be refused a treatment, but upon consultation if there are conditions like an active cold sore outbreak, or if there is a medication that’s photosensitizing, or if there are clear areas where the skin is broken and inflamed, then it is advised to come back when you are not on that medication, or when the cold sore is resolved, or when the skin barrier is intact.
It’s rare, but it’s just something to be aware of.
would a laser facial be beneficial FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DARK SKIN BUT SUFFER FROM ACNE, DARK SPOTS,?
For anyone with darker skin tones, we have to be very careful with IPL. A thorough consultation is carried out prior to every treatment and if we deem there is too much risk of burning we will not go through with IPL and recommend an alternate treatment.
What are you waiting for? It’s never too early or too late to have healthy, clear, glowing skin!
CUSTOM LASER FACIAL: