what is skin resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing is a treatment used to treat skin irregularities such as blemishes and acne scars and to reduce facial wrinkles. The technique involves directing short, concentrated pulsating beams of light at irregular skin, removing skin layer by layer. In this treatment, ablative laser or non-ablative laser can be used depending on desired results.
After providing the patient with eye shields, a wand is passed over your skin and the resurfacing laser emits a very brief pulse of high-intensity light that penetrates the upper layers of your skin. As your skin heals, healthier, younger-looking tissue emerges.
Laser resurfacing techniques can be performed to varying depths, depending on your needs, contact us.
Laser skin resurfacing categories:
Ablative lasers: These devices remove skin by creating a uniform injury to your skin, similar to a deeper chemical peel or dermabrasion. Thin layers of surface skin are removed with each pass of the wand.
Non-ablative lasers: These devices do not remove skin. Instead, as the laser is passed over the skin, the light causes a degree of heat damage to the skin’s upper or deeper layers.
Fractional lasers: These devices can be either ablative or non-ablative. The laser “drills” tiny holes into the deeper layer of your skin, and your skin tightens by constricting the tiny holes.
Are you an appropriate candidate?
- If You have vertical wrinkles around your mouth.
- If You have sun-damaged skin with many fine wrinkles.
- If You have scars that have made the surface of your skin uneven.
- If Your skin is blotchy with brown spots.
- If You have specific precancerous skin growths.
- If You have wrinkles around your eyes and skin laxity in your lower eyelid area.