What Is M22?
M22 actually stands for a type of laser technology that can be used to treat facial redness and pigmentation – the Lumenis M22 IPL Laser. This laser treatment combines two powerful technologies to deliver excellent results: a non-ablative fractional laser and an Nd: YAG laser. Both of these lasers can be used to minimize the appearance of hyperpigmentation and redness associated with scarring, sun damage, and even rosacea.
How Does It Work?
The M22 Laser works by delivering pulses of light energy to the treatment area; as these pulses hit the complexion, they target parts of the skin that are a different pigment shade than surrounding healthy tissue. That means any type of pigmentation – be it from sun damage or scarring – will absorb the light waves. After the absorption, the pigments will begin breaking down and eventually become absorbed by the body. Patients may need 3-6 sessions of M22 IPL laser treatments to see their ideal results.
Is It Painful?
The M22 Laser treatment isn’t painful; in fact, most patients report feeling a warming sensation on the treatment area during the procedure. After the procedure, you may feel a slight burning or sensitivity to your skin. It’s important to keep your skin protected from harmful UVA/UVB rays, as your skin will be particularly sensitive to the sun. We recommend wearing a sunscreen of at least 30 SPF.
Am I a Good Candidate for the M22 Laser?
You’re a good candidate for the M22 laser treatment if you have signs of hyperpigmentation (like brown spots), sun damage, and significant facial redness. Not all skin tones will be right for the M22 laser, so it’s important to schedule a consultation to see if you’re a good fit.
Take the First Step
Ready to reveal your most radiant self? Then it’s time to schedule your M22 Laser consultation at Derma-Tech Medical Spa in Joplin, Missouri today. You can fill out the contact form on this page or give us a call at (417) 206-4884. You can also browse our online skincare shop and we’ll ship directly to your door! Serving the greater Southwest Missouri area.