If you’ve caught yourself thinking wistfully about how beautiful your skin looked in your youth, then it’s likely you have a few concerns about the appearance of your skin. From fine lines and wrinkles to the scars left behind by acne to dark spots associated with aging, each of us has one or two skin concerns that pick at our self-confidence. At Beautique in Knoxville, TN, we know that laser skin rejuvenation treatments with the eLos Plus laser can be an effective treatment for your skin concerns.
What Is Laser Skin Rejuvenation?
Laser skin rejuvenation is an umbrella term for any type of laser treatment that restores the appearance of the skin. Rejuvenation can refer to a number of skin concerns, from mild skin laxity and wrinkles to deeper-tissue issues, such as atrophic acne scars or pronounced sun damage. Laser rejuvenation treatments can turn back the clock and restore the healthy appearance of your skin – often for long periods of time depending on the issue being treated.
What Is eLos Plus Used For?
At Beautique, our key tool for laser rejuvenation treatments is eLos Plus, a unique laser treatment that can address a variety of superficial skin concerns. For example, eLos Plus laser is commonly used to address sun damage, such as dark spots, sun spots, redness, and other blemishes associated with unprotected sun exposure. This laser system can also be used to correct concerns such as:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Skin discoloration
- Acne scars
- Enlarged pores
- Stretch marks
- Uneven skin tone
- Uneven skin texture
How Does This Treatment Work?
The eLos Plus is a laser system that utilizes a combination of optical laser with IPL technology and a sublative laser with radiofrequency technology. Together, these two technologies are capable of addressing both superficial and sub-dermal appearance concerns. For example, the IPL portion of this treatment can address issues such as skin discoloration, while the radiofrequency portion can correct fine lines and wrinkles.
This particular laser rejuvenation system has three different handpieces that can target your treatment to address specific concerns. The SRA handpiece focuses on IPL treatments for dark spots, redness, and rosacea; the sublative handpiece uses fractionalized radiofrequency can help with enlarged pores and acne scarring; the Sublime handpiece uses infrared energy to heat the skin and stimulate collagen production for wrinkles. We will help you determine the ideal handpiece for your aesthetic concerns.
How Many Treatments Will You Need?
The number of treatments required to achieve your aesthetic goals will usually be between four and six treatment appointments. Some patients with moderate or more complex skin concerns may need more than six treatments to achieve their aesthetic goals. Your treatment appointments will be spaced about four and six weeks apart. The treatment appointment themselves will usually last about 30 to 40 minutes and may involve the use of multiple handpieces to address each of your concerns.
What Should You Expect From This Treatment?
Although this is a laser treatment, you should not expect any pain during your treatment. Most patients feel a mild heating sensation while the handpieces are in use: a sensation not unlike standing under sunlight. Because this treatment does not injure the surface of the skin, most patients will not require the use of a topical numbing cream, although you may always request it.
Before your treatment appointments can start, you will need to attend a consultation appointment so we can examine the condition of your skin and determine which treatment method with the eLos system is most appropriate for your appearance concerns. For many patients, it’s perfectly common to use two or more of the handpieces, particularly if you have a wider variety of appearance concerns.
How Should You Prepare for This Treatment?
Preparing for any laser treatment will involve taking care of your skin before your appointment. Most of your preparation guidelines should be followed for at least seven to 10 days. Some preparation guidelines may include directions to stay out of direct sunlight, tanning beds, and other circumstances that can place heat or light energy on the skin.
You may also be asked to temporarily discontinue the use of certain skincare products, such as Retinols or active acids. It’s best if you can care for your skin with simple products for cleansing and moisturizing, as well as sun protection when you are outside.
What Is Recovery Like?
Your skin may appear pink or red for a few hours after your treatment, which is an expected temporary side effect that applies to most other laser skin treatments. You will be instructed to not wear make-up or use certain skincare products for at least one to three days, and to continue wearing SPF 30 or greater when you are outdoors. Most patients can return to all normal skincare routines and daily activities within five to seven days.
How Long Do Results Last?
Most of the effects of laser skin treatments are designed to be temporary. For issues such as tone, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and fine lines, you can expect your results to last for several months. However, other results of this treatment may last for a longer time. For example, treating acne scarring, enlarged pores, and stretch marks may produce results that last for several years. For the treatment of sun damage, your results will last for as long as you protect your skin from further damage.
Who Is This Treatment Right For?
This treatment is ideally suited for those who have more than one skin concern or who have skin concerns that have not been successfully treated with over-the-counter or at-home remedies. Whether your concerns are related to aging, acne, or sun damage, this treatment is likely a good fit for you. This treatment is also appropriate for those with medium to dark skin tones since the sublative treatment will not cause any pigmentation risks.
Restore Your Beauty With Laser Skin Rejuvenation Treatments With eLos Plus
Your skin can be as beautiful as it was in your youth if you use the right laser skin rejuvenation treatment. A laser treatment like eLos Plus can address all of your skin concerns and restore the appearance of your skin. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.