Many patients who are anxious about beginning laser treatments want to know what to expect from beginning to end. Your therapy program may include the following elements:
Like with Profhilo or any other treatment, you must attend a consultation before your first laser therapy visit so that we may go over your treatment plan, your treatment objectives, and what you should reasonably expect from this procedure.
We’ll need to look at your skin’s condition, especially any problem spots that bother you the most. We may compile information about you, including your skin care regimen and any previous cosmetic procedures you may have undergone.
Making sure that your appointment is set up at least two weeks before or after other sorts of treatments, such as chemical peels or other laser treatments, is one of the things you will need to do in order to get ready for your treatment.
You must adhere to instructions such as stopping retinoids 2 to 4 days prior to the session, as well as staying out of the sun and tanning booths, in order to be ready for treatment.
Many patients are shocked to discover that their pico laser treatment sessions usually only last 15 to 30 minutes.
This implies that a pico appointment is a practical “lunchtime” appointment that can be completed at any time of day and allows you to instantly resume your regular daily activities without interruption. How many parts of your face, chest, neck, hands, legs, and stomach need to be treated will dictate how long each treatment lasts.
There is no set amount of downtime for this procedure. The majority of patients are really able to resume all of their regular activities, including employment, errand running, and modest exercise. After your appointment, there are relatively few restrictions aside from a few aftercare guidelines like:
- Retinoids shouldn’t be used for 3 to 5 days.
- Steer clear of harsh sunshine and heat.
- Wear SPF 30 or higher at all times.
Because this therapy is safe for all skin kinds and tones, practically anyone who is interested in it will make a good candidate. You are probably a suitable candidate for this procedure if you want to get rid of moles or dark spots, have concerns about pigmentation, or have one or more anti-aging skin issues.
The effects of your initial “round” of treatment should endure for a very long time. Before the effects of pico laser treatments start to wane, the majority of patients can anticipate enjoying the benefits for at least 6 months at a time.
Yes! The outcomes of this procedure are regarded as permanent for the treatment of several issues, such as scar and tattoo removal. This is due in part to the exact method employed to address these issues and in part to the fact that the pico laser therapy completely breaks apart both the pigment in tattoos and scar tissue.
Scarring and tattoo removal are two conditions that cannot be treated once they have occurred, in contrast to superficial skin issues brought on by ageing that will reappear when the treatment’s effects wear off over time. This treatment may also be able to permanently eliminate some pigmentation problems, such as colored scars.