Dermatec skin care & Laser clinic offers FDA approved result-oriented skin care and hair removal technologies.
HOW DOES THE LASER TREATMENT WORK?
The laser creates a beam of high-intensity light that penetrates deep into skin tissue where it delivers a controlled amount of targeted therapeutic heat. Candela’s patented Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD) technology protects the upper layers of your skin with a cooling burst of cryogen. Together, the long- pulse laser and DCD cooling offer optimal treatment with minimal side effects.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING TREATMENT?
You will wear safety eyewear to protect your eyes from the laser light. Each laser pulse may be preceded by a short pulse of cooling spray. A treatment could take as little as a few minutes to as long as an hour, depending on the area and condition being treated.
DOES IT HURT?
Some patients may feel a slight discomfort with each laser pulse, sometimes described as the snapping of a rubber band on the skin. The discomfort resolves in several seconds and is minimized by Candela’s DCD cooling.
HOW MANY TREATMENT SESSIONS WILL I NEED?
The number of sessions depends on the treatment you require and the condition of your skin. Multiple treatments are required, but many factors impact the efficacy of individual laser treatment, including the severity of the condition being treated.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR TREATMENT?
If you have had a history of herpes simplex virus, prophylactic antiviral therapy may be prescribed.your skin should be thoroughly cleansed and dried, removing any makeup, creams, oils, topical anaesthetics or skin-tanning products before laser treatment The intended treatment area should not be exposed to sunlight or tanning booth light for 14 days prior to treatment.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER TREATMENT?
A cool compress or gel pack may be applied for comfort following your treatment. Any redness or swelling should resolve within a few hours.
WHAT PRECAUTIONS SHOULD I TAKE AFTER TREATMENT?
After laser treatment, prevent sun exposure by applying sun block (SPF 30 or above). In the first few days after treatment, don’t scrub or rinse the treated areas with abrasive skin cleansers.
ARE THERE SIDE EFFECTS?
Your risks are minimal. Side effects may include redness, swelling, hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, blistering and purpura (a laser bruise) in the treated area __these usually do not last more than a few days. Permanent side effects are rare.