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Are You Considering Laser?
Post-operative care is a critical factor in recovery
 
While laser may be an appropriate option for your skin, we generally discourage it. Why? Because Laser treatments are expensive and temporary, and similar results can most likely be achieved with clinical skin care treatments and the appropriate home care program. It doesn't make much sense to have a laser procedure that costs $5000, or more, and lasts six to twelve months. About $1000 will buy you a year's worth of excellent chemical peels that will accomplish the same thing. And, the state-of-the-art treatments like we offer at Eastbay Acne & Skin Care Clinic have none of the accompanying risk of laser, which can include permanent damage and increased acne symptoms, and many of our peels have zero downtime. It can take weeks to fully recover from laser.

A primary concern regarding laser resurfacing is the resulting erythema, or redness of the skin. For some individuals, redness is still prominent 3 to 6 months afterward. Some laser patients have experienced significant demarcation* up to one year following laser surgery. To prevent such an occurrence, the appropriate post-operative care is critical.

One of the most recent technological advancements is the use of Oxygen Gas Therapy. Lynn Cowie, licensed Clinical Esthetician and founder of Eastbay Acne & Skin Care Clinic, has been a leader in the field of esthetics, pioneering the use of oxygen gas following cosmetic and laser surgery.

Oxygen is necessary for the health and maintenance of every cell in the human body, and skin cells are no exception. Pure medical oxygen, used in conjunction with vitamins and minerals, nourishes and revitalizes skin cells. This topical therapy, similar to burn unit treatments, is clinically unique in the way it promotes faster healing and recovery time; It significantly reduces erythema, bruising and the risk of infection.  In addition to an accelerated recovery period, the result is an increase in the suppleness, elasticity and hydration of the skin.

Lynn Cowie, C.E., studied the effects of oxygen following laser surgery for four years. Her case studies documenting the use of oxygen gas showed a significant acceleration of the healing process. Following the Ultra-Pulse CO2 Laser, patients undergoing immediate oxygen gas therapy recovered 7 to 10 days faster that non-oxygen-treated patients. These individuals had very little or no redness, and required no heavy camouflage makeup; all symptoms, such as dryness and itching were immediately soothed. These results are consistent with those observed following the Candela Laser for distended capillaries, where recovery time was reduced by an average of 8 days.

Lynn's goal is to provide her clients with the skin care techniques that work. She continues to search for and develop improved treatments methods for managing post-operative skin care needs. The appropriate skin care management system can provide extraordinary results.

If you are considering laser or reconstructive surgery, the successful outcome depends on appropriate post-operative care. EBAC offers complimentary post-surgical consultation.


* Demarcation is a line that forms on the skin after laser treatment. It can consist of erythema, or simply a change in skin texture and color.  Typically, it follows the jaw and chin, and forms around the mouth, marking the laser-treated vs. untreated areas.

 
 

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