Laser Skin Resurfacing Improving patient results and care
What is laser skin resurfacing?
Lasers can be used to change the skin surface and stimulate new collagen and elastin to help rejuvenate the skin. In addition to helping reduce wrinkles, scars, and blemishes lasers also have the potential benefit of helping tighten loose skin for a smoother and firmer youthful look.
How does the treatment work?
The laser emits short, concentrated pulses of light beams targeted at the areas of treatment. This process removes unwanted damaged skin with great precision, one layer at a time. The targeted approach results in fewer problems with hypopigmentation or lightening of skin.
Is this treatment for me?
Laser skin resurfacing may not be an appropriate treatment for you if you have:
- Active acne
- Very dark skin
- Deep wrinkles
- Excessive or sagging skin
What should I expect?
People may react in different ways but in general, it will feel like a mild sunburn. There will be some redness and swelling and you may experience itching or stinging for a couple of days after the procedure.
Depending on the treatment, some people may develop what looks like a severe sunburn. The skin may be raw, may ooze, or even blister. Usually within 5-7 days the skin becomes dry and starts to peel.
As your skin continues to heal, make sure to minimize sun exposure and use sunscreen liberally every day. Although the effects of laser skin resurfacing can last for several years, the normal aging process occurs and wrinkles come back. Laser skin resurfacing can be repeated as necessary.Contact Us