“Cosmetic laser skin resurfacing is a method for diminishing the appearance of imperfections on the skin’s surface.”
Skin Care Treatment
Laser rejuvenation is a skin resurfacing procedure that uses a laser to improve the appearance of your skin or treat minor facial flaws by removing layers of skin. Laser resurfacing can decrease the appearance of facial fine lines & wrinkles. Laser skin resurfacing can also treat loss of skin tone and improve your complexion if you have scars or sun damage.
Who should get Laser Skin Rejuvenation?
You might consider this procedure if you have age-, sun-, or acne-related skin care concerns that aren’t treatable with over-the-counter (OTC) products. Laser skin resurfacing can be used to treat one or more of the following skin concerns:
- Acne scars
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Crow’s feet
- Sagging skin
- Uneven skin tone
- Enlarged oil glands
What to expect from Laser Skin Rejuvenation
Laser skin resurfacing targets the outer layer of your skin while simultaneously heating the lower layers in the dermis and involves the following steps:
Ideally, before starting laser skin rejuvenation techniques, the skin is prepared for treatment. The purpose is to increase skin’s tolerance to professional treatments and to decrease your risk for side effects.
During the treatment, a topical anesthetic is applied to the area being treated. This is used to reduce pain and make you more comfortable during the procedure.
Your doctor begins the treatment, using the selected laser. The laser is moved slowly around the designated area of skin.
Possible side effects and risks
Like other cosmetic procedures, laser skin resurfacing does pose the risk for side effects.