Laser Facial Benefits: Elevate Your Skincare Routine

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Laser Facial Benefits

How Laser Skin Resurfacing Takes Skincare to a New Level

There are so many laser treatments available, all of which help target different concerns. A laser facial, also known as laser skin resurfacing, is a non-surgical treatment for facial rejuvenation. Using sophisticated laser technology, this facial reduces the signs of aging, improves blemishes, and reinvigorates your appearance with a healthier, more radiant complexion. It also evens skin pigmentation, tightens skin, and removes lesions. 

Read on to learn more about laser facials, including the options you have, and all the benefits they bring to determine if laser skin resurfacing is right for you.


There are a variety of cosmetic lasers meant to target all sorts of issues. They vary in wavelength and intensity. Different wavelengths are utilized to treat various skin concerns. And different intensities penetrate the skin at different depths. More robust lasers penetrate deeper and deliver more dramatic results. They are also more invasive than gentler lasers.

For example, fractional lasers are non-invasive, targeting a fraction of the skin’s surface at one time while non-fractionated lasers treat the entire surface. Non-ablative lasers don’t damage the outer layer of your skin, while ablative lasers remove the top layer of skin to help with deeper issues.

Some of the popular types of lasers include:

  • XTRAC laser for many forms of psoriasis
  • MOXI Laser for skin rejuvenation
  • CO2 Lasers for more profound skin flaws

At  Dermatology Laser Center and Medispa, we use only the most advanced cosmetic technologies. This includes the eMatrix Sublative Rejuvenation laser system. Sublative lasers help stimulate collagen production for better elasticity within the skin. This brings tighter, smoother skin that appears brighter.

Do Laser Facials Hurt?

The most patients typically report feeling from a laser facial is that of a rubber band snapping against the skin. It’s quite minimal discomfort, especially as your skin adjusts to the feeling of treatment and you stop noticing the feeling. Once the treatment is over, any discomfort ceases and you are free to continue your day, taking precautions to protect your sensitive skin as it heals.

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Benefits of Laser Facial

The laser facial utilizes advanced technology to resurface the skin. The laser safely penetrates the skin and warms the various layers of tissue with thermal energy. Heating the tissue triggers physiological responses that rejuvenate the skin, including reversing or improving:

Laser facials treat more than just the face. Laser resurfacing rejuvenates numerous areas of the body. However, the most requested treatment areas (besides the face) include the neck and chest area (decolletage) for cellular renewal, collagen creation, and skin tightening.

Cellular Renewal

Thermal energy from the cosmetic laser initiates cellular renewal. Cellular renewal is where the cells of the epidermis (top layer of skin) are continually regenerating. New, healthy cells form in the bottom layer of the skin, eventually making their way to the surface. This helps remove irregularities in tone and texture and exfoliates the surface of dead or dull skin cells. The process triggers a healing response in the body, which can repair scar tissue and offer scar flexibility as tissues tighten.

The final results reveal the underlying layer of fresh, healthy skin cells. In addition, the skin is brightened for a more radiant complexion.

Collagen Creation

Heating the deeper layers of skin tissue rejuvenates the skin on a cellular level. The thermal energy initiates collagenisis (or the creation of collagen.) This vital structural protein supports the skin and keeps it looking young, taut, healthy, and blemish-free. Collagen breaks down, and production depletes as we get older. 

This depletion of collagen means more wrinkles, blemishes, and laxity to age our face. By stimulating the production of collagen, the laser facial rejuvenates the face by:

Essentially, a laser facial helps return elasticity to your skin for a youthful appearance.

Skin Tightening

In addition to improving skin laxity by creating more collagen, thermal energy also causes the fibers that make up the skin matrix to contract or tighten. Since collagen makes up 80% of your skin’s structure, replenishing it helps bring strength back to accommodate the aging process. Therefore, even during weight gain, the skin is more readily able to expand as the body grows, remaining vibrant and supple.

Laser Facial Before and After*

Before and after images showing a woman's face with uneven skin tone and texture before and smoother, brighter skin after Moxi Laser treatment in Baltimore.
skin rejuvenation before and after photos
skin rejuvenation before and after photos

*Results vary depending on the type of laser facial, frequency of treatments, and skincare regimen after treatment.

Maximizing Your Laser Facial Results

Your laser treatment aftercare routine will make all the difference in the healing process. The day after treatment, you’ll use Vaseline or a gel recommended by your provider to coat the skin in moisturizing nourishment. Moisturizers should include fulfilling ingredients that offer deep hydration such as:

To avoid irritation and washing away any of the goodness that the treatment brings, avoid washing your face later in the day after treatment. Ice packs are incredibly beneficial in reducing any redness and inflammation, and Tylenol can alleviate any discomfort.

Cleansing & Protecting the Skin After Laser Treatment

Use gentle cleansers the days following your appointment (your provider should offer recommendations). Consider antimicrobial towels and pillowcases to help your skin stay at its best. While it’s not a necessary step, using antimicrobial materials around your face helps keep the surface free from bacteria that cause irritation.

Your skin will be in a highly sensitive state as you recover from a laser facial, making it more susceptible to the sun’s UV rays. As new cells generate and the skin heals, avoid too much time in the sun. Wear a hat and sunglasses, even if it’s not overly sunny outside. Remember your sunscreen – at least SPF 30 – applications should be just as frequent on a bright day as a cloudy one. Damaging rays can still reach your skin if it’s not very sunny.

Makeup application often shouldn’t happen for around a week after your appointment. While some providers are fine with less time between using makeup and a laser facial, giving your skin the extra time to heal before covering it with heavier products will only serve you better.

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Setting Yourself Up For Success Before Laser Treatment

Since everyone has different skin conditions and concerns to address, it’s important to share your goals with your specialist in their entirety. Many times, it’s possible to strategically combine laser services to cover a variety of issues. Plus, you should have a clear understanding of what to expect with your laser facial of choice. 

Facials are quick, typically taking under an hour, and offer dramatic results that you can maintain for continually healthy skin. Knowing what to expect before, during, and after treatment makes all the difference in loving your results.

Photofacial Vs. Laser Facial

The difference between a photofacial and laser facial is that BBL Photofacials use BroadBand Light pulses to renew the skin. Photofacials are less invasive than laser treatments. This makes them a great solution for anyone who has minimal skin concerns and doesn’t want to take any recovery time. 

Laser facials take a bit of time to heal before seeing optimal results. It usually takes about a week after your treatment for your skin to eliminate debris – your skin will be dry and peel as it regenerates a healthy layer of skin. Patients who choose laser treatments should take the necessary precautions after an appointment, including avoiding irritating products and direct sunlight. This means wearing hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen. However, taking this time for healing has the maximum impact on results. Laser facials offer dramatic improvements to skin concerns that can make you feel self-conscious or uncomfortable.

Laser Facial Near Me: Laser Skin Rejuvenation in Baltimore

You deserve to love the skin you’re in. At Dermatology Laser Center and Medispa, our professionals are more than happy to help you find the right solution for your skin concerns. Don’t hesitate to reach out to schedule an appointment – you’re welcome to come visit us for a free consultation. This gives you the chance to ask questions, address concerns, and create a custom treatment plan that reaches your goals. We are here to see that you find the perfect solution. 

Our clean, comfortable Owings Mills location offers services to those in Northern Baltimore, Garrison, Pikesville, Randallstown, Towson, and surrounding areas. 

Call (410) 356-0000 or reach out online today for a laser facial!

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