Laser resurfacing is a skin treatment that helps remove or reduce the appearance of a wide range of skin conditions. Laser resurfacing is conducted by a trained professional that uses a laser to destroy and/or remove dead skin cells. We can also remove or reduce the appearance of blemishes and improve the skin’s overall health. Often pre and post operations are routine to ensure the skin’s health. For those who suffer from acne scars, or blemishes, laser resurfacing may be what you need. The Skin and Body Refinery will explain more about laser resurfacing, how it works, its side effects and advantages.
How Laser Resurfacing Works
Laser resurfacing is very similar to microdermabrasion in the sense it removes dead skin cells, including scar damage. Laser resurfacing is a fast and effective way to improve the appearance of skin. The laser beams used are controlled to penetrate the skin at various depths as is needed to remove the blemish. The laser can also help tighten the skin as well as remove the dead skin with thousands of laser or light beams that heats and dissolves the imperfections on the skin. The pulse of light from the laser penetrates the various layers of skin. This process allows water, along with other nutrients, to absorb into the skin. In turn, this promotes healthy skin growth. As the nutrients and moisture are absorbed, the laser then removes tiny sections of the blemished skin. With the blemish removed, and nutrients enhanced, healthy skin grows anew. The scarring or blemish appearance is either reduced or removed completely.
Types of Laser Treatments for Face
Laser resurfacing treatment often uses three types of lasers. The first and most common is the CO2 laser which helps remove most types of scars and blemishes. The second is an Erbium laser that helps tighten the skin while it destroys the dead skin cells. The last laser is the Q-Switched laser which can help remove tattoos. However tattoo removal often leads to a recovery process. The needs of the patient will determine which laser, the depth, and how long the procedure may take.
Advantages of Laser Resurfacing
The advantages of laser resurfacing vary from person to person. Many love the fact that there is a short recovery time with immediate results. Laser resurfacing is a surgical method to remove scars and blemishes which means no bleeding, and as stated before, it has a quicker recovery time. Each treatment of laser resurfacing can last up to 3 years longer with proper skin care. Laser resurfacing is a well known method to reduce wrinkles and aging skin without going under the knife.
Laser Resurfacing Considerations
For those who are considering getting laser resurfacing, it is important to have a trained professional do the procedure. Ask your medical spa professional if their laser resurfacing specialist is fully trained and licensed. Too many injuries or accidents occur when the laser resurfacing specialist isn’t licensed. It is also important to be realistic, in the sense that scarring may not fully disappear if the scar damage is too deep, with laser resurfacing. Ask your medical spa specialist if you would be a candidate for laser resurfacing and what to expect of the outcome.