Laser skin resurfacing uses a medical laser to gently remove layers of skin that features any imperfection. The procedure usually lasts 30 to 60 minutes if small sections of the skin are being targeted. For treatments that cover the entire face, more time will be needed. Sometimes, multiple sessions of laser skin resurfacing are necessary to help you achieve the desired results.
Who is a Good Candidate?
Laser skin resurfacing works on most skin. While it is a common misconception that this treatment can only be done on light skin, that is not the case. People with darker skin tones can also benefit from laser skin resurfacing, you just may need a different type of laser for the best results. One of our specialists will be able to determine which type of laser is best for your skin.
If you have skin imperfections including fine lines and wrinkles, superficial scars, or age and sun spots, you may be a perfect candidate for laser skin resurfacing.
How Does It Work?
Laser skin resurfacing uses a medical laser to target your skin imperfections and remove the layers of skin with flaws. Two types of lasers are commonly used for this treatment, including a carbon dioxide(CO2) and erbium laser. These lasers target the surface layer of skin and can help to reduce the appearance of imperfections.
What to Expect
Before your laser skin resurfacing treatment, your skin will be prepared, which involves several treatments done weeks prior. This will help to increase your skin’s tolerance and decrease your risk of side effects.
On the day of the treatment, a topical anesthetic will be applied to the area to help reduce pain and make the procedure more comfortable for you. The skin is cleansed to remove oil, bacteria, and dirt from your skin. The laser is then moved slowly around the designated area of skin being treated. The treated areas will be dressed to keep it protected.
After the treatment, you should wear sunscreen every day and limit your time in the sun since a new layer of skin will be exposed. Some downtime is needed to ensure that your skin heals properly.
With this treatment, you can experience smoother, healthier, more youthful-looking skin. If you are looking for a treatment that improves the appearance of your skin and reduces the imperfections, a laser skin rejuvenation treatment is a great option.
Laser Skin Resurfacing for Hyperpigmentation
Hyperpigmentation laser treatment is designed to diminish overly pigmented areas of the skin, including sun spots, redness, acne scarring, general hyperpigmentation, and other types of scars. This procedure sends wavelengths of light therapy to the skin to improve skin tone without downtime. Hyperpigmentation laser treatment can be performed in less than an hour, depending on the area being targeted. Patients may experience redness or swelling following the procedure, but it will subside in a few days.
To learn more about our laser skin resurfacing treatments or to schedule an appointment, be sure to contact A New U in Ormond Beach today!