How Laser Treatments Can Help You Achieve the Appearance You Desire
It’s no secret that our bodies go through many changes as we age. Whether it’s aesthetic issues like wrinkles or weight related issues, these problems can cause both discomfort and issues related to self-esteem. You may think that you just have to accept these changes as an unavoidable part of aging. This isn’t true. There are many options available to you when it comes to correcting skin imperfections or dealing with stubborn fat that is difficult to get rid of due to hormonal changes and genetics.
In the past, these options were often quite invasive. Surgery was generally what was recommended and relied upon. However, many women are put off by the idea of having to go through potentially painful surgeries that require anesthesia, downtime, and weeks of recovery along with no guarantee of even liking the results. Laser treatments eliminate many of these worries and are much more inviting for everyone who isn’t fond of the idea of invasive surgeries. All lasers aren’t the same, though. Each treatment is different and targets different areas. Here are some laser treatments you should be aware of that can help you achieve the appearance you want.
ICON laser treatment
ICON laser treatments are dynamic and can correct a variety of aesthetic issues that be troubling you from scarring to unwanted hair. One of the key mechanisms of ICON laser treatment is the stimulation of collagen production. Collagen is an essential protein that our bodies produce to heal and give structure to tissues. It’s also what gives skin its firmness in our youth. As we age, we produce less of it. By leveraging laser technology, the tissue gets warmed up to a point where the body will create more collagen and smooth over skin flaws like scars, stretch marks, wrinkles, and issues pertaining to pigment.
When it comes to laser hair removal, ICON is an excellent solution as well. Unwanted body hair requires a lot of time and resources to maintain. Shaving and waxing can be quite expensive and painful over years of treatment. If you know you want to permanently get rid of the hair, ICON helps you accomplish that by damaging the hair cells so it can’t regrow.
ICON laser treatments cause minimal discomfort during the procedure. It lasts only a short time and doesn’t cause any serious issues or side effects. Some patients experience slight swelling or redness that quickly diminishes. No downtime or recovery periods are required. In order to see the best results, though, 4-6 treatments sessions are generally required.
Laser treatments that help heal the surface of the skin are great, but what about when you have trouble getting rid of stubborn fat that doesn’t seem to be responding completely to diet and exercise? SculpSure can help you overcome this difficulty by eliminating that last bit of weight that you’re having trouble losing.
It’s important to point out that SculpSure isn’t a substitute for natural weight loss, nor does it remove drastic levels of fat like more invasive liposuction does. If you’re close to your goal weight and you want to get rid of lingering fat and tighten the skin, SculpSure is an excellent solution. Much like with the ICON laser, SculpSure uses laser heat energy to encourage the body’s natural processes to self-manage. Instead of collagen production being leveraged to heal blemishes, SculpSure damages fat cells and prompts the body to eliminate them like waste.
SculpSure lasers heat up the fat cells and prompt the immune system to eliminate the damaged cells through the lymphatic system. While heat energy via an applicator on the skin is used, the process is not painful. You will feel a warming or tingling sensation. It only takes about 25 minutes and it can eliminate nearly a quarter of the fat cells in the targeted area. Visible results are seen in 6 to 12 weeks following treatment. The best part is, these fat cells don’t return because they’ve been destroyed. You may want to undergo multiple procedures depending on your goals.
Everyone wants to feel good about their bodies. As we get older, that can feel like it’s becoming more of a challenge. However, you don’t have to just accept being unsatisfied with your appearance. There are many options available to you when it comes to reaching the goals you have for your body. For many women, laser treatments are the best option for achieving the appearance that they desire. If you’re curious about whether laser treatments are right for you, or if you want to learn more, book an appointment online with us today to schedule a consultation. Dr. La Follette and her team are dedicated to providing you with the care and treatment options you need so you can look and feel your best.