How Long Does It Take To Recover From Laser Skin Treatments?

If you have a big event on your calendar that you want to look your best for (or maybe it’s the holidays rapidly approaching!), you may need to plan some of your aesthetic treatments ahead of time. Although some treatments can be done a few days before the event, others require weeks or even months to see the full results.  Laser skin treatments work wonders to improve the tone, texture, and radiance of your skin, but you will want to give yourself ample time to heal.

In some cases, multiple laser skin treatments with healing time between is recommended for best results. Depending on the type of laser used and your skincare goals, the healing time will vary. Read on for more information about how long it takes to heal from laser skin treatments.

How long does it take to heal after laser skin treatments?

At Ooh La La Spa, Anti-Aging & Wellness in Glen Carbon, we offer a number of different laser skin treatments, each designed to improve a range of different aesthetic issues, from fine lines and wrinkles to hyperpigmentation and rosacea. Healing times vary not only by the type of laser used but also by the individual, as everyone responds differently and has different individual healing rates. In general, however, most treatments do have an approximate healing time. Here are three different laser skin treatments we offer at Ooh La La—and their typical corresponding healing timelines.

Pearl Laser Healing Timeline

Pearl skin resurfacing system is one of the best lasers that we feature here at Ooh La La. This state-of-the-art skin rejuvenation procedure can help you achieve your aesthetic goals without the extensive downtime associated with other laser procedures. From hyperpigmentation to skin texture, the Pearl Laser is proven to show dramatic results for patients who are looking to improve their skin. This Pearl Laser procedure also helps to reduce visible signs of aging and certain skin imperfections like fine lines and wrinkles, brown spots, acne scars, uneven skin tone and texture, and sun damage.

  • Skin may be red for the first 3-7 days post treatment.
  • It is normal for skin to feel “sunburned” and/or tight.
  • It is normal to feel dry 1-2 weeks post treatment until the skin regains its hydration content.
  • The skin will continue to improve over the next 6 to 8 weeks as cellular regeneration continues to take place.
  • Most patients experience desired results with just one treatment, but 2 treatments may be necessary if damage is advanced.

Limelight IPL Photofacial Healing Timeline

The Limelight IPL (intense pulsed light) photofacial treatment involves intense pulses of light energy delivered deep into the skin to stimulate new collagen growth, break down excess melanin to correct hyperpigmentation, and constrict blood vessels to reduce redness. The IPL treatment also helps minimize the appearance of acne scars, wrinkles, and age spots.

Healing Timeline:
  • Dark spots may appear darker for 3-7 days, followed by a crusting effect.
  • Results begin to show within 7-10 days.
  • A series of 3 treatments, spaced 4 weeks apart, is usually recommended.
  • Recommended every Fall to clean up sun damage.

Laser Genesis Healing Timeline

Laser Genesis is a non-invasive collagen stimulating procedure that uses micropulse technology to improve the skin’s structure and appearance. It works by delivering carefully regulated pulses of warm light to heat the dermis, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. Laser Genesis softens wrinkles, minimizes pores, and improves the appearance of redness and acne scars.

Healing Timeline:
  • There may be some mild redness for a couple of hours after treatment.
  • No downtime is expected.
  • Results are visible within a few days and will continue to improve over time.
  • For optimal results, a series of 4-8 treatments, spaced 4 weeks apart, is usually recommended.

With any of our laser skin treatments, monthly maintenance and using the right skincare are important to maintain your glow. A layered approach is best for healthy aging.

At Ooh La La Spa, Anti-Aging & Wellness, we have something for everyone. Whether you’re planning months or weeks in advance, or you only have a few days, we can help you get glowing, radiant skin so you look and feel gorgeous at your big event and all year long.

Laser Skin Treatments & More at Ooh La La Spa, Anti-Aging & Wellness

Ooh La La is Edwardsville and Glen Carbon’s leading medical spa in advanced healthy aging procedures. We offer a wide range of FDA-approved aesthetic medical treatments designed to help you look and feel beautiful in the skin you’re in.  For more information about our treatments and services, give us a call at (618) 288-9117 or request a call from our team by clicking here.

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