Laser Treatments – Facts & Myths
Myth 1: I’m only in my 20s or 30s so I don’t need laser treatments.
Fact: According to Dr Dana Elliott, doing a laser treatment is similar to giving your skin a work out, which keeps it in peak condition. It is better to prevent than cure. So, if you start your laser treatments now, your face will retain its youthfulness 10 years or more down the road.
Myth 2: Laser treatments are addictive.
Fact: You can stop your treatments anytime. However, once you see how effective the laser treatments are, it will definitely be difficult to go back to regular facials!
Myth 3: You can never expose your skin to the sun again after laser treatments.
Fact: It’s best to use a sunscreen of at least SPF 30 to maintain your new youthful skin if you want to go out in the sun. With the increase in global warming, most experts recommend that people wear sunscreen when they go outdoors – even if they have never had laser treatments.
Myth 4: Laser treatments are so costly that only the super rich can afford them.
Fact: Laser treatments are not cheap but if you are already buying face creams regularly to get rid of pigmentation, etc, the accumulation of those creams over time will also be costly. Moreover, laser treatments are more effective so the savings and the advantages are more apparent.
Myth 5: Laser treatments are very painful.
Fact: These days, most laser treatments are quite painless. With more advanced technology, some machines come with cooling tips which soothe the skin as the laser works, reducing redness and irritation.
Myth 6: Laser treatments expose your skin to infections.
Fact: Laser treatments don’t cause any infections simply because no skin is broken during treatment. Since it doesn’t break skin and no veins are exposed, there is no risk of infection.
Myth 7: A laser treatment will burn your skin and cause redness or swelling for months.
Fact: Always make sure you do your laser treatments with certified experts. You may experience a slight pinkish colour on your skin for a few days at worse. Most treatments have no downtime and you can usually go back to your normal activities after the laser treatment.
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