WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING MY APPOINTMENT?
Non-Ablative treatments are performed by one of our certified laser technicians. Ablative treatments are performed by Dr.Barnard, MD.
The condition of your skin, skin type and degree of concern are all factors in how effective a laser resurfacing treatment will be for you. A complimentary consultation is required prior to any fractional treatment. During your consultation you’ll have the opportunity to talk about your skin care concerns, get an in-depth evaluation and develop an action plan that best fits your individual needs. This one-on-one setting is the perfect opportunity to learn about and prepare for your upcoming treatment.
Before your treatment begins, your technician will recap what to expect before, during and after your treatment (these details will be discussed, in-depth, during your consultation as well). After getting comfortable in the reclined seat, your clinician will begin preparations, including prepping your skin and protecting your eye area. A few light pulses will be delivered in the treatment area to gauge your tolerance and allow you get comfortable with the sensation. The entire procedure may take a few minutes to one hour depending on the size of the area being treated.
for Non-Ablative treatments: It is normal to experience redness, warmth, swelling and a mild burning sensation, similar to a mild sunburn, in the treatment area. This may last from a few hours to a few days after the procedure.
for Ablative treatments: This is a more intensive treatment and will require a longer healing time. Your clinician will discuss the most effective pre and post treatment guidelines with you during your consultation.