Myth: Laser renewal treatments can’t prevent skin cancer.
Surprisingly, yes they can! Recent research shows that facial resurfacing treatments may help prevent skin cancer. More specifically, they have been shown to remove actinic keratosis (AK), which is the most common skin precancer. These scaly or crusty growths often appear on areas of the body frequently exposed to the sun, such as the face ears, lips, bald scalp, backs of the hands and forearms, shoulders, and neck.
The Lowdown on Skin Cancer
But what is skin cancer exactly? Skin cancer involves abnormal cell changes in the outer layer of the skin. It’s by far the most common type of cancer in the world, accounting for 75% of all cancer diagnoses. Most cases are cured, but the disease is a major health concern because it affects so many people.
The incidence of skin cancer is also higher in places with intense sunshine, such as Arizona and Florida.
Skin cancer tends to strike people of light skin color. Darker skinned people are rarely affected. The incidence of skin cancer is also higher in places with intense sunshine, such as Arizona and Florida. Like many cancers, skin cancers start as precancerous lesions. These precancerous lesions are changes in skin that are not cancer but could become cancer over time. Medical professionals often refer to these changes as dysplasia.
What can you do to protect yourself from skin cancer? In addition to always wearing sunblock when you’re out and about, there are two medspa procedures that might actually prevent skin cancer.
Take an Ounce of Prevention with These Innovative Treatments
IPL Photo Facials
IPL photo facials work by using a broad-spectrum light source that penetrates multiple layers of skin. This type of photo facial primarily targets the lower layers of skin (dermis) while leaving the top layers of skin (epidermis) unaffected. The heat generated from the light promotes healing of the skin within, treating a number of different dermatological issues. IPL photo facials even out skin texture and reverse sun damage, including precancerous cells.
The treatment process itself is straightforward. Before the IPL treatment, a medical professional will apply a cold gel to the target area, and you’ll be required to wear protective eyewear. The treatment lasts around 20 minutes, during which a medical professional will gently apply the IPL handpiece to your skin so that healing light rays can be delivered to the skin’s surface using precise pulses.
If you want to dramatically change your skin’s tone and texture, you must be diligent about scheduling treatment sessions. IPL photo facial treatments call for five treatment sessions spaced three weeks apart to obtain desired results. In some cases, those results can be seen after only the first treatment! And skin continues to improve with each successive treatment.
Clear + Brilliant
Clear + Brilliant rejuvenates the skin from the inside out using a non-invasive dioxide laser. Its non-invasive laser technology gently resurfaces the top layer of the dermis by creating millions of microscopic treatment zones in the skin. Your result? Smoother, softer and youthful-looking skin, as well as reduced sun damage and precancerous growths.
The treatment itself is simple. Each Clear + Brilliant procedure takes about thirty minutes. A topical numbing agent is applied to the face forty minutes prior to the procedure. This is removed right before treatment begins. The actual laser session lasts a quick ten minutes, and most patients experience only a warm tingling or prickling sensation with little or no discomfort. To ensure proper contact with the skin and uniform application to all treated areas, Clear + Brilliant technology uses a patented intelligent Optimal Tracking System. Directly after the Clear + Brilliant laser treatment, a cooling face mask is placed on the treated area for 10 to 15 minutes to reduce any residual sensation of heat.
Let Us Help You Prevent Skin Cancer
Let’s do the most this year to avoid skin cancer. Come to LaserAway, where your medical spa experience is always comfortable, enjoyable and satisfying. Want to learn more about Clear + Brilliant? IPL photo facials? Then schedule a free, no-obligation consultation today by emailing LaserAway.COM or calling the staff at LaserAway at (888) 965-2737.