2 weeks after no downtime laser facial
Great results with no downtime. Dr Shaw’s silk touch custom laser protocol uses the very latest in laser technology to target skin pigmentation and blood vessels with a safe, quick, and effective treatment.
The silk touch laser uses the Palomar Max G system, which while incredibly powerful and effective, is very gentle and is without the downtime of other laser modalities. Patients can return to their activities right after a silk touch laser session. The Max G uses a low energy beam of light which specifically targets problem skin areas and leaves normal skin untreated.
The silk touch laser is very effective in treating:
age spots on the face, chest and hands dilated blood vessels
brown spotsport wine stains
dull skin tone rough texture
Dr. Shaw will perform a thorough physical examination of your skin and discuss at length your personal goals and expectations. He then comes up with a personalized custom plan just for you.
Unlike skin creams and lotions, results from the silk touch gentle laser are permanent. In order to maximize your results, it is important to remember to use a prescription grade skin care system and sunscreen. Our esthetician will review your skin type and give personalized recommendations.
The silk touch procedure takes about 5-15 minutes, depending on the treatment area. Patients describe a very quick warm sensation during the procedure. Most patients do not require any numbing products, though we are happy to offer this service if requested. A cooling gel is used during the treatment and ice packs are given after to maximize your comfort. A warm feeling for several hours after the procedure is common. You may apply makeup right after the laser.
Most patients will need a series of 3-5 treatments spaced about 4 weeks apart to achieve maximum results, though some patients see significant improvement in blood vessels and spots after only 1 or 2 silk touch treatments.