Dermatologists located in Metairie, LA
If you want to rejuvenate the look and texture of your skin, but don’t want to have surgery, laser facial services may be the ideal solution. At Sanctuary Dermatology in Metairie, Louisiana, Dr. Rachael Delahoussaye-Shields and Dr. Elizabeth Grieshaber have extensive training in laser facial technology, a treatment that restores a healthy look to your skin and reduces the appearance of scars and other imperfections. Schedule a consultation online or by phone to learn more about the benefits of laser facials.
Laser Facial Q & A
What are laser facials?
Dr. Delahoussaye-Shields and Dr. Grieshaber use the advanced Cutera Excel V™ and Excel Genesis™ to rejuvenate your facial skin without surgery. Both laser systems are effective at reducing the appearance of skin imperfections like:
- Sun damage
- Dark spots
- Skin discoloration
- Acne or surgical scars
- Visible blood vessels
Dr. Delahoussaye-Shields and Dr. Grieshaber evaluate your skin’s condition to determine if facial laser treatments are right for you.
How do laser facial treatments work?
The Cutera lasers target abnormal blood vessels under your skin. These vessels are responsible for redness, flushing, and other visible skin imperfections.
During the treatment, the vessels absorb the wavelengths of light, which causes them to deteriorate and become less visible. The lasers also target unwanted skin pigments, such as moles or age spots, breaking them up so your body can dispose of them naturally.
In addition to minimizing the visibility of skin imperfections, laser treatments stimulate your body’s natural production of collagen to improve your skin’s volume and fullness.
What can I expect during a laser facial treatment?
Dr. Delahoussaye-Shields and Dr. Grieshaber review your medical records to determine if a laser facial treatment is right for you. They also discuss your cosmetic goals before recommending the laser procedure.
During your treatment, Dr. Delahoussaye-Shields and Dr. Grieshaber use a handheld device that they apply to the treatment area. The technology allows for the adjustment of the laser’s wavelengths to reach the appropriate skin depth for the targeted area, and the handheld device offers precision in the treatment area.
A laser facial treatment is painless, takes 15-30 minutes, and the machine produces bursts of cooling air to keep you comfortable.
You may require additional treatments depending on the depth of the blood vessels in your skin and its thickness. Dr. Delahoussaye-Shields and Dr. Grieshaber provide you with a custom treatment plan based on your desired results.
What are the benefits of a laser facial?
The Cutera laser technology offers several benefits for rejuvenating your skin and enhancing its natural beauty. Cutera treatments are suitable for all skin tones and types.
Other benefits of this fast treatment include:
- No pain
- No anesthesia
- No recovery time
- No downtime
To learn more about laser facials, book an appointment online or by phone with Terezakis & Grieshaber Dermatology.