Laser Skin Resurfacing For a Filter-Like Finish

Published on December 6, 2018 by

Let’s be honest: many of us rely on photo filters when we snap selfies. Filters create the illusion of a smooth, blemish-free complexion that no foundation or powder can replicate. Unfortunately, filters are also notorious for their contribution to catfishing, and we aren’t talking about a day at the lake.

Be the best version of yourself even after you put the camera away with laser skin resurfacing at the Philadelphia area’s Chapin Aesthetics. We’ve got essential details on Radiance Resurfacing, Power Pixel, and Erbium Resurfacing below to help you embrace a filter-like finish on social media and in everyday life.

Radiance Resurfacing
If your daily makeup routine isn’t complete without a dab of brightening lotion or a few swipes of bronzing powder, consider Radiance Resurfacing. It gently softens fine lines. However, it also lives up to its moniker by leaving skin with a youthful, radiant glow. For optimal results a series of treatments is recommended.

How It Works
A specialist creates a custom treatment plan to tackle fine lines, skin tone, skin texture, and similar concerns. Depending on the extent of your requests, you may need one session or multiple treatments with Radiance Resurfacing.

Before treatment begins, a medical professional administers a topical anesthetic to reduce tenderness from this noninvasive procedure. The procedure takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes, and you’re awake for it.

A compact handheld device pulses gently against your skin. Each pulse creates a temporary feeling of warmth. When your Nurse Aesthetician finishes administering the pulses, she applies a soothing cream to protect your skin.
There’s little-to-no downtime, so you can return to school, work, or other responsibilities right away. You may notice some mild tingling or redness for a few days, but healing generally involves hardly any discomfort.

Power Pixel
You may benefit from Power Pixel if the natural-looking results of Radiance Resurfacing don’t address your skin concerns. Power Pixel produces slightly more dramatic results, so it’s ideal for aging skin with signs of photodamage.

How It Works
An aesthetic expert helps you tailor a treatment plan to your needs. This may include wrinkle removal, skin rejuvenation, skin texture improvement, and acne scar reduction. Regardless of which skin concerns you address, you can expect to see noticeable results after 1 to 3 sessions.
A topical numbing agent preps your skin for this outpatient treatment so you have a comfortable experience. During this 30-minute procedure, a skincare specialist gently moves a handpiece across your face, delivering warm pulses on trouble spots.

Recovery is quick and fairly pain-free as long as you follow post-treatment instructions. Hydrate your skin daily with a doctor-approved lotion or cream, and wear sunblock whenever you go outside. You may experience peeling, redness, and mild swelling for the first 5 days after your treatment.

Erbium Resurfacing
Patients with deep wrinkles should choose Erbium Resurfacing over Power Pixel or Radiance Resurfacing. This treatment also works on fine lines, but if you only have mild signs of aging, you may do better with our other laser skin resurfacing options.

How It Works
As with our other resurfacing treatments, you receive a topical medication. However, we also give you oral pain medication to minimize discomfort because Erbium Resurfacing is more involved than some of our other resurfacing options. We also apply an ointment after treatment to protect your skin.
Treatment generally takes an hour and is performed by emitting quick pulses of light. The water in your skin’s tissues absorbs this light and then vaporizes. This results in collagen formation, which tightens and smooths aging skin.
Stinging, peeling, swelling, and redness are common during recovery, which takes approximately seven to 10 days. Symptoms start to decrease after the first three to five days. Although recovery takes less time than it generally does with CO2 laser resurfacing, you may experience some downtime from work or exercise. Your skincare professional will discuss your recovery plan with you.

Even after reading the descriptions above, you may need help choosing the best laser resurfacing treatment for your concerns. Schedule a consultation with our experienced professionals to learn more about the benefits of laser resurfacing.

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