Laser Resurfacing for Facial Rejuvenation
It has been generally observed that wrinkles and sagging skin often appear with ageing process. However, for most of these changes for which the cause is often defined to be ageing are actually caused as a result of sun damage. The sun damage can often result in damaged collagen fibers. When the damage to the collagen fibers is caused, it often leads to a disturbed skin structure. This is because one f the major support structures of our skin is collagen fibers.
The wrinkles that may be cause by sun damage can be treated by making use of Laser resurfacing. In fact, the technique of laser resurfacing has revolutionized the treatment of wrinkles which may have particularly resulted because of sun damage.
This process generally removes damaged collagen and is also helpful in producing new collagen fibers. Thus, a long lasting correction of wrinkles can be ensured. This process is definitely preferred by many as it does not require any kind of cutting, lifting, stiching, etc. Also, it does not lead to any kind of scars.
The process of laser resurfacing makes use of a laser beam. This laser beam is either of Erbium or Carbon Dioxide. The use of this laser beam is particularly made to remove the different damaged areas of skin in a highly selective manner. It is important to make use of laser resurfacing in a precise manner so that damaged skin can be removed efficiently but at the same time, it is ensured that the normal skin can be kept intact in nature.
Once the removal of the damaged skin has been ensured, slowly and steadily the new skin will be developed. This will generally happen as a result of the hair follicles and the different oil glands. In most of the circumstances, tight bands are formed as a result of the new collagen. This ensures greater strength and elasticity for the skin. Thus, it leads to the tightening of the skin surface. Thus, the wrinkles start disappearing and they are actually not likely to recur until and unless there is sufficient sun damage.
The original laser that was primarily made use of in case of laser resurfacing was Carbon Dioxide laser. However, its use was limited as even thought it produced dramatic and long lasting results, still there were some of the problems that were associated with this process that definitely limited its use. There are some of the side effects that could be associated with this laser beam that is prolonged redness, loss of pigment of the skin, etc.