Cosmetic laser therapy is a safe way to treat various cosmetic skin concerns and uncomfortable skin conditions. Most commonly, lasers are used to resurface and smooth skin to reduce the appearance of veins, lesions, and other skin conditions patients prefer to reduce or minimize. There is minimal discomfort during most laser procedures, as topical aesthetic is applied.
After the procedure, your skin will be red, like a sunburn. The redness continues for a few days. In most cases, you may resume applying makeup after about three days. By day three or four, you will experience some peeling as your fresher skin appears. In most cases, your skin will return to its normal appearance after 7 to 10 days. Some may experience swelling and/or crusting of the skin.
We utilize the following laser therapies at South Shore Skin Center:
An antibiotic and an antiviral will be prescribed as a precautionary measure. A topical anesthetic will also be prescribed to apply in advance of the treatment to minimize discomfort during the procedure.