The tan has worn off, the weather is cold, and…your brown spots are out to play. You’re starting to regret days on the lake with no sunscreen. The cold weather is making your nose run, and you’re really starting to notice the broken capillaries after blowing your nose. On top of it all, your mustache is no longer sun-bleached; it’s dark and in full force…not a pretty picture.
The good news is…winter is the PERFECT time for laser! Laser treatments produce the most beautiful skin when you’re not out in the sun. To get that beautiful skin, you’ll need a custom laser treatment plan that suits your skin type and personal needs.
Q: How can a laser make my skin beautiful?
A: Our state-of-the-art laser treats unwanted brown and red spots, aggravating broken blood vessels, and
unwanted facial hair.
Q: When is the best time to have a laser treatment?
A: For best results, you must be out of the sun 3 weeks before and 3 weeks after a laser
treatment.(hint: It’s winter…now?)
Q: Do I need to stop using my topicals?
A: For best results, all retinol products need to be stopped 3 days prior to any laser
procedure. It is important to let us know about any other topicals/medications you are currently using prior to your laser treatments, as some medications make your skin more reactive.
Q: How many treatments will I need?
A: Most photodamage (brown spots) takes 2-3 treatments. Because hair roots are deeper
in the skin, hair removal requires 4-6 treatments. At Sherman Aesthetic Center, our
Aesthetic RN will analyze your specific needs and recommend the minimum treatment
you need for maximum results.
Q: I have blonde/white hair that bothers me. Can a laser treat that?
A: Because the laser treats pigment, only brown or black hair is effectively treated by
laser. If your unwanted hair is blonde or white, we do not advise laser. With laser hair
removal, you can see a significant reduction of hair, which reduces the need to shave.
Q: Is there anything my skin needs after laser?
A: Sunscreen is ESSENTIAL to protect your skin after laser and to prevent future aging
spots. Depending on your skin type and level of treatment, we will recommend a
cooling gel to reduce any discomfort associated with the laser. You will likely be
red and raised in the treated area. This is normal and indicates a good tissue response!
Q: Who performs the laser treatments?
A: At Sherman Aesthetic Center, the laser treatment will be given by either the Board-
Certified Physician’s Assistant or our Aesthetic RN, both of whom have extensive
training in laser.
Q: How long does one treatment take?
A: Treatments are quick! Often called a “lunchtime procedure”, it usually takes about 5-
10 minutes for small areas. 20-30 minutes for full facial photo rejuvenation.
If you’re interested in purifying your skin, laser is effective and delivers amazing results!
Call us to schedule your free facial skincare consultation at Sherman Aesthetic Center!