Before and After Laser Skin Resurfacing: What to Expect

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Ultraviolet (UV) rays, gravity, the aging process, and lifestyle habits can all take a toll on your skin over time. These factors can affect your skin’s texture, tone, resiliency, and evenness. But with laser skin resurfacing, you don’t have to let your age show. Know what to expect before you go, and don’t hesitate to speak up if you have any questions for the med spa provider.

Consultation
You’ll have a consultation before your laser skin resurfacing appointment. Bring information about your medical history, including current medications, allergies, medical conditions, and prior surgeries. Your provider needs to know about previous skin treatments you may have had, such as prescription medications for acne or chemical peels. Your provider will determine whether you’re a good candidate for laser skin resurfacing, and then will give you some pre-treatment instructions to follow.

Preparation
You may be asked to make a few changes to your usual routine for several weeks prior to having laser skin resurfacing. It’s essential to avoid unnecessary sun exposure, and to apply sunscreen every two hours, every day. Your med spa provider might also ask you to do the following:

  • Discontinue certain topical products
  • Quit smoking
  • Take any prescribed oral medications
  • Apply special creams or gels

At the start of your appointment, your provider will numb your skin and may administer a sedative to help you stay comfortable. Your skin will be cleansed and you will be given eye protection.

Recovery
Each individual’s recovery process is a little different, and depends in part on the specific type of treatment. In most cases, the skin will recover in about one to two weeks. Follow your provider’s aftercare instructions. You may need to apply ointment to support the healing process, and you must apply sunscreen every day. Within the first two weeks, your treated skin will peel, and new skin will form. The pinkness of your skin will linger for several weeks.

Laser skin resurfacing is one of our specialties here at EpiCentre Skin Care & Laser Center. It’s our mission to help our clients feel confident with their appearance. If you’re thinking about having laser skin resurfacing, and you live near Dallas, give us a call today at (214) 887-1577.

Product of the Month - SkinCeuticals - CE Ferulic

C E Ferulic features a synergistic antioxidant combination of 15% pure vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid), 1% vitamin E (alpha tocopherol), and 0.5% ferulic acid to enhance protection against environmental damage caused by free radicals that can contribute to atmospheric aging. This vitamin C serum helps neutralize free radicals induced by UVA/UVB, infrared radiation (IRA), and ozone pollution (O3), which may lead to visible signs of accelerated skin aging. In addition to antioxidant protective benefits, C E Ferulic improves signs of aging and photodamage, the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and the loss of firmness, while brightening skin's complexion.

  • Provides advanced environmental protection by neutralizing damaging free radicals
  • Visible anti-aging benefits, such as the improvement of the appearance of lines and wrinkles, loss of firmness, and brightens skin's complexion
  • Neutralizes free radicals on the upper layer of the skin to help prevent the impact of ozone damage to skin
  • Once absorbed, this vitamin C serum remains effective for a minimum of 72 hours
  • Paraben-free and ideal for normal, dry, and sensitive skin types
  • Tested suitable for use post-laser, always consult with a physician for individual post-procedure care

Purchase may be made in office or over the phone by calling
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Exploring the Issue of Excessive Sweating

Everyone sweats. It’s a normal function that regulates body temperature. But some people sweat more than what their bodies require, and this is called hyperhidrosis. If you think you might suffer from hyperhidrosis, consider visiting a medical spa to find out if you’re a good candidate to eliminate certain sweat glands with miraDry.

For more information about hyperhidrosis, watch this featured video. You’ll learn about the two main types of excessive sweating and their treatment options. Once a medical spa provider uses miraDry to eliminate a few unneeded sweat glands, you’ll enjoy permanently reduced sweating.

EpiCentre is a premier provider of wellness and skin care services in Dallas, including miraDry for patients who have excessive sweating. Call (214) 887-1577 to schedule a consult.

FAQs About the Eclipse MicroPen Elite

acne scar treatment dallasThe Eclipse MicroPen Elite is an innovative anti-aging treatment available at some state-of-the-art medical spas. This medical-grade micro-needling device can produce dramatic improvements in common problem areas of the skin. If you’re dissatisfied with signs of aging or skin damage, you can talk to a medical spa provider to find out if the Eclipse MicroPen treatment is right for you.

What can it do?
Micro-needling is a safe, effective way to rejuvenate the skin and support a youthful appearance. The Eclipse MicroPen Elite is capable of improving these areas:

  • Skin texture
  • Skin softness
  • Skin tone

Micro-needling can reduce the appearance of the following cosmetic concerns.

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Stretch marks
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Acne scars
  • Traumatic scars

How does it work?
Micro-needling is non-surgical, non-ablative therapy that creates very tiny “channels” in the skin with the use of fine needles. This precisely controlled process triggers the production of collagen and elastin, and new capillaries. The increased production of these essential ingredients for skin health is responsible for the dramatic benefits of the Eclipse MicroPen Elite.

Where can it be used?
Micro-needling is often performed on the face, since the signs of aging here are usually the most bothersome for individuals. But it’s actually safe to use virtually anywhere. Your provider could use it on your:

  • Back
  • Abdomen
  • Legs
  • Arms
  • Hands
  • Décolletage
  • Neck

What will the treatment feel like?
Treatment with the Eclipse MicroPen is well-tolerated. The provider applies a hydrating gel to the area to improve comfort level. It’s normal to feel a mild prickling or scraping sensation during the treatment. This will resolve quickly, as most treatment sessions are only about 30 to 45 minutes long.

Is there any downtime required?
There aren’t any activity restrictions, but you might want to stay at home for a day anyway. This is because the treated areas of skin will turn red. Sometimes, redness resolves in just 24 hours.

EpiCentre is pleased to provide revolutionary skin care solutions to our valued patients. The Eclipse MicroPen Elite is one of the many anti-aging treatments we offer in Dallas. Call (214) 887-1577, and let us know how we can help you look as young as you feel.

Spotlight on Our HydraFacial MD Treatment

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EpiCentre is a modern skin care and laser center that offers a range of effective skin care solutions, including our HydraFacial MD. The HydraFacial MD isn’t just another facial—it’s a multipurpose med spa treatment that combines cutting-edge hydradermabrasion with a chemical peel, pinch-free, automated extractions, and a powerful infusion of skin-friendly antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acids. Essentially, it’s like a boot camp for your skin.

Some clients come to our skin care and laser center for the HydraFacial MD treatment just to improve their overall skin health and appearance. Others have specific goals in mind, like the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, and photodamage. The HydraFacial MD can accomplish all of these goals, and it can improve skin texture, tone, elasticity, and firmness. Plus, you’ll start noticing results immediately after your 45-minute treatment. There’s no downtime required, and absolutely no discomfort involved.

Call EpiCentre at (214) 887-1577 to schedule your HydraFacial MD treatment. We pride ourselves on our effective, yet gentle anti-aging treatments available in Dallas.

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