During the treatment, a trained healthcare provider will use a handheld device to deliver the laser energy to the targeted area. The procedure is usually quick and can be completed in just a few minutes, depending on the size and location of the treatment area.
Patients may experience mild discomfort during the procedure, which is usually described as a sensation similar to the snap of a rubber band against the skin. Prior to the treatment, a topical anesthetic cream may be applied to the skin to minimize any discomfort.
After the treatment, patients may experience mild redness, swelling, and minimal scabbing in the treated area. These side effects typically subside within a few days to a week. Patients should avoid sun exposure and use sunscreen to protect their skin after the treatment.Patients can expect to see visible improvements in their skin's texture, tone, and overall appearance within a few days after the treatment. However, optimal results may require multiple sessions spaced several weeks apart, depending on the individual's skin condition and treatment goals.
Patients should also follow any post-treatment instructions provided by their provider to ensure the best possible outcome.