Laser Skin Resurfacing: Why It Is Good For Your Skin
Laser skin resurfacing is a low invasive cosmetic procedure that can dramatically improve the overall appearance, tone, and texture of your skin along with visibly reducing the age related problems.
If you want a dramatic change in your appearance, but don’t want to go to the extremes with highly invasive plastic surgery procedures or facial injections, laser skin resurfacing may be an option for you. This procedure can help diminish and even eliminate certain blemishes, leaving you with younger, fresher, and healthier looking skin and a smooth complexion.
Not only does this treatment appear more natural than many traditional surgical procedures, but it carries fewer risks and the results will continue to look good years later. Laser resurfacing can treat a variety of problems including:
* Acne Scars
Many people suffer from acne which sometimes even carry forward into adulthood and a severe condition can lead to unsightly scarring and pitting that can age the face tremendously. Creams cannot treat scarring; however, laser treatments can effectively reduce and even eliminate many scars.
* Fine Lines
Some people turn to injectable fillers and Botox to treat wrinkles and fine lines. While these methods work, they are mildly invasive, can be painful, and are very expensive. Laser resurfacing cannot treat deep furrows, but it can successfully remove fine lines such as the crow’s feet that develop around the eyes and that too without creating any incisions on your face.
* Sun Damage
Brown spots, freckles, and skin discoloration is often the result of long term sun damage. Laser skin resurfacing can help erase these and even out the skin tone, leaving a healthier and smoother complexion.
* Stretch Marks
Although there are still new developments to make treatments more effective, laser treatment can help diminish the appearance of some stretch marks. Improved technology and techniques may possibly soon allow for their complete removal.
During the resurfacing procedure, one of many possible lasers is used, which sends a powerful beam of light onto the dermis. This breaks up the topmost layers to reveal the healthy, unblemished skin that lies beneath.
By removing the damaged skin, this procedure also promotes long term benefits. Treated problems are less likely to reoccur in the future. Sometimes multiple sessions over a period of time will be necessary to achieve optimal results.
Recovery from this procedure varies greatly depending on the type of treatment, the laser used, and the size of the area. Those only seeking to improve small imperfections may only need a few days to a week before redness and residual peeling is concealable. Patients who undergo a more extensive procedure may require a few weeks. The skin will remain pink and tender until the new cells are able to grow and replace the treated area.
Over time your face will continue to improve as new cell growth is encouraged. You may not be able to see full results until many months after the procedure is performed. Deeper blemishes will take longer to disappear, such as sun damage or freckles. The success of this treatment also depends on the individual. Some people respond better or more quickly with fewer treatments, while others may see fewer results or require multiple visits.