Laser treatments can help you achieve your cosmetic goals all year long. These safe and effective services reduce unwanted hair, and clear-up acne, rosacea, and hyperpigmentation. Laser treatments also permanently get rid of regretful tattoos, reduce the appearance of acne scars, reverse visible signs of aging, and improve the overall texture and health of your skin. That said, fall is actually considered laser season in the aesthetic world. Here are three reasons to book your Bellevue-area laser treatments right away.
1. You Can Combat Summer Sun Damage
You know the sun is responsible for a significant amount of visible aging and hyperpigmentation. So you reminded yourself to wear sunscreen, hats, and protective clothing all summer. But nobody’s perfect. Now, you realize you let your guard down, and you’re dealing with the telltale signs of sun damage.
Fortunately, lasers are one of the best tools for reversing sun damage. These devices target concerns such as sun spots, benign skin lesions, broken capillaries, wrinkles, and uneven texture.
2. Sun Exposure Is Less of a Concern
Even though laser treatments can be done throughout the year, lasers and unprotected sun exposure don’t mix. There are a few different reasons for that. First, a tanned complexion is harder to treat. It makes it harder for some lasers to differentiate between the problem spot and the rest of your skin, which can make for a less effective session.
Next, most lasers will temporarily increase your sun sensitivity. Unprotected sun exposure can have a variety of ill effects on recently-lasered skin, including increased hyperpigmentation. It is best to plan your laser treatments around your travel and outdoor activities. Actively playing in the sun is a “no-no” for about 1-4 weeks after a laser treatment depending on the type of laser treatment. It is always best to consult with your skincare professionals when planning your laser treatments.
3. It Takes Time To See Results
Whoever said that good things take time might have been talking about laser treatment results. Most lasers achieve the best outcomes through a series of sessions scheduled weeks apart. Similarly, some lasers come with social downtime and may involve side effects such as peeling, itching, and redness on the treated areas of the skin. Fall and winter treatments allow you to look your best when spring arrives.
Grab Your Spot Before Our Schedule Fills Up
Laser season is a busy time of year at our practice. We have a limited number of appointments for laser skin treatments — and they book up fast! Call 425-455-9100 today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Fredric Stern. The Stern Center for Aesthetics offers state-of-the-art laser treatments to patients from Bellevue, Seattle, and nearby areas of Washington.