The Iridex Laser treats facial discolorations of the skin on face and body, including sun damage or pigmented lesions. The Iridex laser is a top performer in advanced skin rejuvenation because it has three different lasers to treat troubled areas at different depths of the skin structure.
How does the Iridex Laser work?
The laser creates an intense beam of light, which is then directed to a specific target area on your skin. Your body’s red blood cells and melanin absorb the light destroying the unwanted cells, leaving the healthy skin intact. The Iridex Laser can produce a remarkable improvement in skin tone and quality.
Am I a good candidate for Iridex Laser?
Iridex Laser treatments can be beneficial for anyone who is living with pigmented or vascular lesions on their face or body. Although Iridex Laser can be successfully performed on many skin types it is better suited to treat those with lighter skin tones.
What can the Iridex Laser treat?
- Spider veins
- Cherry angiomas
- Sunspots caused by sun exposure
Is Iridex Laser painful?
Every person’s tolerance to pain varies to some degree, but most patients do not find the treatment painful. It can create a stinging sensation, and some have found it to be uncomfortable. A topical anesthetic can be applied if you find treatment unpleasant.
What is the recovery time for my Iridex Laser treatment?
After your treatment, you will experience some redness and swelling. The redness will resolve within a few hours; swelling could take a day or two to dissipate. There is no reason you cannot resume all of your normal activities right away. However, you may want to plan any treatments a week or two prior to any special events or social occasions. It is important to avoid any direct exposure to the sun during recovery.
How long does an Iridex Laser treatment take, and will I need more than one?
For most, treatments can be completed in about 20 minutes. Depending on the individual, and the severity of the skin discoloration or lesions, a second treatment may be required to ensure the desired outcome. Rosacea and larger lesions may require several treatments.
Do I need to do anything to prepare for my treatment?
It is not necessary to do anything special before your treatment. You can continue with your regular skin care routine, and there are no dietary restrictions prior to your appointment. If you are concerned about pain, you may take regular Tylenol or Advil to reduce any discomfort.