10 Aug Have You Heard That You Shouldn’t Get Laser Skin Rejuvenation in the Summer?
There’s a lot of misinformation about lasers and light therapy floating around, exacerbated by the fact that there are just so many options available. You may have heard that you shouldn’t get lasers in the summer—it’s a “winter treatment”—but that’s only true of the most aggressive options. At RefinedMD, we offer a myriad of options when it comes to lasers and light therapies, many of which are gentle enough to use in the summer. Of course, you should wear sunscreen liberally year-round, re-applying every 75 minutes, and this is especially true when you get virtually any treatment. Since many lasers and light therapies “reveal” healthier, more youthful, and more vulnerable skin below the surface, it’s paramount that you upgrade your sunscreen game before and after your treatment. Actually, getting lasered is the ideal reason to reassess your medical-grade sunscreen, and we can help!
So, which lasers are ideal for summer? Our top picks are Halo, Clear + Brilliant, Ultherapy, and Thermage FLX. Not all are technically “lasers,” but they typically fall into the laser category. Let’s take a look at these options to see which one might be for you. Schedule a consultation for an individualized treatment plan.
Halo and Clear + Brilliant
Halo is one of the most popular laser resurfacing treatments that uses two wavelengths, non-ablative and ablative, for a holistic and comprehensive approach to improving your skin. It’s known for restoring glow and erasing years of sun damage in an appointment short enough to fit into your lunch hour. Typically, most people need just one or two initial Halo treatments for best results—which show up in just one week. You may be red for a day or two, but most Halo clients immediately return to their daily tasks. Halo is suitable for all skin types, including those with more melanin, thanks to its unique hybrid approach.
Clear + Brilliant is even gentler, requiring no downtime at all. In fact, it’s such a light touch that it’s a favorite “pre-juvenation” treatment popular amongst those in their twenties. Many C+B converts opt for monthly sessions in order to achieve and sustain a beautiful glow. This is the perfect laser for summer and beyond. It’s also a celebrity favorite because of its zero to minimal downtime (you often look sun-kissed for a day, and that’s the extent of the “downtime”).
Ultherapy and Thermage FLX
Skin tightening is a goal year-round, and these two technologies allow you to make it happen even in sizzling summer months. They are both skin tightening options, but use completely different approaches. Ultherapy, like the name suggests, uses ultrasound technology to tone and tighten the skin. It’s the same technology that OBGYNs use, and allows your provider to see exactly which area they are treating below the skin’s surface. Ultherapy was originally known as the non-invasive facelift alternative, and it is still best used in smaller areas like the face, neck, and around the eyes.
Thermage FLX uses thermal heat for collagen induction therapy. Ultherapy works via collagen induction, too, just using a different power source. Thermage FLX can be used on larger areas, such as the stomach, and the site you want to treat usually determines whether Ultherapy or Thermage FLX is best for you. They are comparable in terms of price, both usually require just one treatment (though Ultherapy sometimes requires two), and are similar when it comes to how long sessions take and downtime. However, Thermage FLX tends to last up to two years while Ultherapy results last around one.
Choosing Your Treatment
These are just four options available in-office, and results can be maximized by pairing them with other treatments such as microneedling, peels, and facials. Of course, for those looking for more dramatic results, we also offer cosmetic facial plastic surgery from double board-certified Dr. Sudeep Roy. No matter how you want to make this the best and most beautiful summer ever, we have all the tools, technologies, and treatments you need to make it happen.
It all begins with a consultation, so book yours today. Simply call the RefinedMD office during business hours or, for the fastest response, fill out the online contact form now.