Are Laser Skin Treatments Painful?

In La Jolla

By Nasrin Mani, M.D.

Compared to skin rejuvenation procedures that have been used in the past, laser skin treatments have the overall advantage of quick healing and dramatically reduced patient discomfort. The degree of discomfort you feel will depend upon the type of treatment you choose, and the amount of treatment you undergo. In most cases, the degree of pain felt during a laser skin treatment procedure is often compared to the feeling of a rubber band snapping against your skin.

During laser skin resurfacing, a topical anesthesia is sometimes applied with sedation, especially when treating specific areas of the face. You will be awake yet relaxed, feeling minimal discomfort. Other laser skin procedures, such as the Isolaz™ Acne Laser, can be pain-free for some patients, while others experience varying degrees of light discomfort. Much of this depends on the sensitivity of your skin itself.

Since pain tolerance depends so much on the individual, Dr. Nasrin Mani will carefully tailor the procedure to ensure your comfort level remains within your limits, both during and after the treatment. The unparalleled precision and safety of laser skin treatments, combined with Dr. Mani’s experienced and careful touch, means you can trust that your skin is getting the best care possible.

If you live near La Jolla, California and would like more information about laser skin treatments, please request a call from one of our Info Specialists at La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic today.

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