If aging, acne, or too much time in the sun has left your face with blotches, scars, wrinkles, or lines, laser skin resurfacing may help your skin look younger and healthier.
Laser resurfacing treats sunspots, redness, fine lines and wrinkles primarily on the face. Depending on the laser chosen (IPL, Erbium, CO2), some deeper wrinkles can be treated. Benefits of skin resurfacing include removal of sunspots, decreased wrinkles, improvement in overall skin texture.
The laser beam used in laser resurfacing will remove your outer layer of skin (epidermis) while simultaneously heating the underlying skin (dermis). This action works to stimulate growth of new collagen fibers. As the treated area heals, the new skin that forms is smoother and firmer.
Commonly treated areas include the mouth, eyes, and full face. You may also treat your hands and forearms to reduce sunspots and help tighten the skin.
Your recovery time depends on the exact treatment you undergo. General recovery time is 7-10 days. Your skin may remain pink for several weeks to months following the treatment. You will be advised on a post-procedure skin care regimen to help improve and maintain your results.
Other non-surgical alternatives to laser skin resurfacing include chemical peels or micro needling.
If you’re interested in learning more about skin resurfacing, please contact us today.