Ablative Skin Resurfacing - Forte Laser – Chicago, IL
Turn Back the Hands of Time with Forte
Over the years, have changes to your skin’s appearance caused you to lose a bit of your self-esteem? While it may seem like you have no choice but to live with the wrinkles, blemishes, or scars, we can help you turn back the hands of time. Natural Beauty Med Spa embraces the latest technology to provide exceptional care when needing skin rejuvenation treatments. Among one of the latest innovations, you will find in our office is Forte laser technology. The ablative resurfacing treatment uses laser light on the top layers of the skin to correct moderate imperfections.
The Benefits of Ablative Skin Resurfacing with the Forte Laser
- Encourages the Growth of Younger, Healthier-Looking Skin
- Can Be Used to Treat Skin Concerns on the Face and Body
- See Drastric Improvement to the Tone, Texture, and Firmness of Your Skin Just After One Treatment
What is Forte Laser Technology?
Available at our Roscoe Village location, Forte is a one-of-a-kind new device that provides several benefits due to the use of a high-speed diode laser. It works in combination with an intense cooling action for pain-free treatments. Using an advanced IPL pulse control system, it automatically calibrates and adjusts to your treatment and your skin type. The innovative software and hardware make it possible to integrate with Nd: YAG and Erbium lasers. The configurable laser design is pre-set for your skin type and treatment to reduce errors within the procedure parameters. The combined technology allows you to enjoy treatments that are more effective and safer.
Forte Laser Technology Addresses:
- Acne scarring
- Scars and/or keloids
- Large pores
- Rough skin texture
- Uneven skin tone
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun damage
- Stretch marks
Forte Laser for Skin Rejuvenation
Forte technology effectively performs skin resurfacing and wrinkle treatments due to the integration with the Er: YAG laser. The variations in pulse parameters allow the laser to remove layers of skin while causing minimal thermal damage. This also produces higher coagulation to stimulate collagen production. Expect 7-10 days of downtime.
How Many Treatments Do I Need?
There are several factors that can impact how many ablative skin resurfacing treatments you’ll require. After the first treatment, many patients see noticeable improvement in the appearance of their damaged skin. However, for optimal results, it’s best to come back for between 2 and 5 treatments. Our team will be more than happy to discuss what we believe would be best for your unique situation.
Do's and Dont's After Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment:
- Use Aquaphor the day of and for 3-4 days after the session. Ice if needed.
- Wear Sunblock SPF 30 OR HIGHER going forward.
- Gently exfoliate a week after treatment.
- Use Retinol 7 days before and after treatment.
- Exfoliate or use Charcoal MASKS for 7 days after.
- Use Sauna or Steam room for 48 hours after.
- Work out for 24 hours.
- Use Tanning Bed or be in direct sunlight for 2 weeks after the session.
- Pick, peel or exfoliate any flaking or dry skin.
Is the Forte Laser Right for Me?
If you are ready to reverse the appearance of aged skin while rejuvenating a youthful look, the Forte laser may be the solution for you.
Holding a special interest in skin rejuvenation, Natural Beauty Med Spa is a full-service medical spa to help you look and feel your best using professional treatments and products. Come enjoy our comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation for laser skin resurfacing.
Forte Laser FAQs
If you would like to know more about the Forte laser in Chicago, Dr. Wiesman and our team will be happy to answer your questions. However, we know that many people prefer to do their own reading before they talk to someone in person. That is why we have compiled answers to some commonly asked questions about the Forte laser and laser skin resurfacing. Feel free to get in touch if you would like further explanation on anything you find here.
How Can I Heal Faster after Laser Skin Resurfacing?
The key to efficient recovery is following Dr. Wiesman’s instructions. Things like staying out of direct sunlight, not using any harsh or abrasive skincare ingredients, and keeping your skin moisturized can all facilitate faster healing. Also, it might be tempting to pick at your skin as it begins to peel off. You should not do so. You might accidentally hurt yourself. You can start to gently exfoliate about one week after your laser treatment session. The exfoliation will help to remove dead cells and refreshen up your skin’s appearance.
How Should I Clean My Face after Laser Treatment?
We will provide instructions on proper skincare after your laser treatment. Plain water, a saline solution, or a diluted cleaning solution may be suitable ways to cleanse. Be extra gentle and avoid using any scrubbing tools that might irritate your skin.
How Do I Prepare My Skin for a Laser Treatment?
During the four weeks leading up to your treatment, do not go tanning, and be sure to avoid heavy sun exposure. You should also not use any deep facial peel procedures, like dermabrasion or chemical peels. If you take any medications that cause photosensitivity (increased sensitivity to light), you may need to stop taking them about 72 hours before your laser treatment. Of course, if you have any specific questions or concerns about how to prepare for your Forte laser session, you should ask Dr. Wiesman or a member of our team.
What Does the Treatment Feel Like?
After your skin is thoroughly cleaned, local or general anesthesia will be used so you feel little to nothing while the laser is working. You should remain still during your session; relax as Dr. Wiesman and our team perform your treatment, which, depending on the surface area we are addressing, may take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours. After the session, a nonstick dressing will be applied. It is important for you to take it easy after your appointment, so it would be wise to have someone ready to drive you home.
When Can I Start Wearing Makeup Again?
It would be best to refrain from wearing makeup until after your skin has healed, which may take 7 – 10 days. Oil-free makeup can be used to conceal any redness that is left over from your treatment. The redness should fade on its own within a few months, though in some cases, it can take longer.