Are Ablative Lasers Safe for All Skin Types?

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When looking for the right cosmetic procedure for your specific needs, it is important to make sure that the procedure is right for your skin type. There are multiple types of ablative lasers that are safe and effective for specific skin types. Board-certified physician Dr. Nasir Mohammedi can help you determine which ablative laser would be best for your needs. Schedule a consultation with Bloom Medical Group in Whittier, CA to learn more about how ablative lasers can help you.

What are ablative lasers?

Ablative lasers are a type of laser generally used in cosmetic procedures, such as laser skin resurfacing. There are several types of ablative lasers, such as CO2 lasers, erbium lasers, fractional lasers, and more. Each type of laser is suited for specific skin concerns and types. Since there are several options, there is usually a safe and effective ablative laser treatment for almost any skin type. No matter your skin type or skin concern, there is most likely an ablative laser that can help you. Dr. Mohammedi can help you determine the best possible laser option for your specific skin type, goals, and needs.

How do ablative lasers work?

Ablative lasers work by removing the outer layer of skin and heating the layers beneath. This helps to promote the body’s natural collagen and elastin production. Collagen and elastin help to keep your skin firm and smooth. As your skin starts to heal, it will feel and look smoother and healthier. This treatment is generally used to treat issues like:

  • fine lines

  • wrinkles

  • age spots

  • uneven skin tone or texture

  • sun damage

  • acne scarring

During a consultation, Dr. Mohammedi will ask about your medical history and any medication you are currently taking. He will also answer any questions and ensure you have realistic expectations for results.

Does ablative laser treatment have any side effects?

While side effects are usually mild, serious side effects do occur rarely. Side effects include redness, pain, acne, infection, swelling, itching, pigmentation issues, and scarring.

Dr. Mohammedi might not suggest ablative laser treatment for those who are on acne medications, have autoimmune or connective tissue disease, get keloid scars, are pregnant or breastfeeding, and more. Dr. Mohammedi can help you determine if you would be a good candidate for this procedure during a consultation.

Where can I get ablative laser treatments in Whittier, CA?

There are multiple types of ablative lasers to ensure you are receiving g the best possible laser for your specific goals and needs. Dr. Nasir Mohammedi can help you understand your options and choose the right treatment for your skin type and goals. Contact Bloom Medical Group in Whittier, CA for a full consultation on the overall state of your aesthetic goals and needs.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.