There are many reasons why laser skin resurfacing may be a good option for you. If your skin has sun damage, wrinkles, scars and acne, laser resurfacing may help your skin look healthier and younger. The process removes layers with minute precision, so that new cells are formed to create skin that is tighter and younger-looking.
Laser skin resurfacing can be done with more control over the amount of penetration of the skin. Chemical peels and other resurfacing treatments, while effective, cannot be used to target specific areas as well as laser treatments. The lasers pulses can also be varied in intensity as well as duration of emissions.
There are different types of lasers for:
• Acne scars
• Unwanted hair
• Age spots
• Discolorations from pregnancy or birth control pills
Lasers car also used to reach deep below the skin and boost collagen production, which makes the skin look plumper and fresher.
In some cases, laser resurfacing requires anesthesia. Local anesthesia may be enough for smaller areas. For larger areas, general anesthesia or sedation may be recommended.
There are two main types of laser skin resurfacing. One type is similar to a chemical peel or dermabrasion. It covers your skin uniformly. The other type is fractional resurfacing and works through small holes in the skin.
A good candidate for laser skin resurfacing needs to prepare before having the procedure. People who smoke should stop at least two weeks before the treatment and not begin again until at least two weeks after the treatment. As with any procedure, smoking can prolong healing.
Laser skin resurfacing is an outpatient procedure. You’ll be able to go home when it’s finished.
It takes about 30 – 45 minutes to treat part of the face. Treating the full face may take up to two hours. There is also an aftercare treatment that will be explained to you and medication will also be prescribed.
Depending of the type of treatment, your face will take from 10 – 21 days to heal. It is also important to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects against UVB and UVA rays. You should find a sunscreen that is especially for the face. Ideally, you should not expose your face to direct sunlight between the hours of 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Laser skin resurfacing can greatly improve the appearance of your skin by removing brown spots, acne scars and fine wrinkles. If you would like to know if laser skin resurfacing is the right treatment for your skin conditions, contact Rejuvenate Med Spa today to schedule an appointment.