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Laser Resurfacing vs. Photo Facial: What Is Laser Resurfacing?

In our last post, we gave you the deets about the OVME Photo Facial (with the help of OVME Director of Education and Development Elizabeth Weiler, of course). Now, we’re doing the same for the second category of laser treatment, known as OVME Laser Resurfacing. Here’s what you need to know.

What is Laser Resurfacing?

While the OVME Photo Facial is more about treating skin tone and preventing visible aging over time, OVME Laser Resurfacing is focused on improving texture, tightening and reversing deep sun damage. The technology we use is known as the Halo, a one-of-a-kind dual laser that offers the best of both worlds: Ablative lasers create microscopic channels to activate the healing response closer to the surface, while non-ablative lasers send heat deep down to trigger collagen and elastin production.

Get this: This is the only resurfacing laser on the market that uses two separate laser beams at the same time to treat the same area—doubling the results while halving the downtime.

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What Laser Resurfacing Treats

“More or less—everything,” Weiler says. “It provides textural refinement, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, shrinks pores, treats the sun damage you can see when you look in the mirror, and the sun damage you can’t see yet; the age spots of the future.”  

How Often Should You Do Laser Resurfacing

 “OVME Laser Resurfacing uses the only hybrid laser that is fully tunable,” Weiler says. “That means that your treatment is customized for exactly what your skin needs, getting you to your skin goals faster.” For a full overhaul—“baby cherub skin,” Weiler calls it—two or three moderate to more aggressive treatments are recommended. Younger skin, or those who have only mild signs of skin aging, usually have great results with two mild to moderate treatments. For the best results, follow up with your second treatment within 90 days after the first. “That way your repair response is in hyperdrive; you’ll see the results compounded,” Weiler says. 

Once your skin looks great, you’re going to be excited to keep it that way. Since we continue aging every year, most clients get ahead of the game with quarterly OVME Photo Facial treatments and one OVME Laser Resurfacing per year in the long run. 

What’s The Downtime?

Five to six days of social downtime (think dryness and very minor peeling) is to be expected—but you can still apply makeup and go back the office (this isn’t Samantha-Jones-after-a-chemical-peel type downtime). Check out our breakdown of what happens day-by-day as your skin repairs itself HERE.  

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