Laser resurfacing can be used to improve skin blemishes, acne, and wrinkles even in more delicate areas. For skin treatment with laser resurfacing, you can visit a trained dermatologist.
What is Laser Resurfacing?
Laser resurfacing is a treatment used to improve many different skin concerns using pulses of light beams. The light is directed at irregular skin to remove damaged layers. The gentle laser treatment offers new technology to give doctors more control and precision while delivering light pulses.
Who is a Candidate for Laser Resurfacing?
Laser resurfacing might be right for you if you suffer from skin concerns such as:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne or chicken pox scars
- Age spots
- Sun damage
- Large pores
- Abnormal complexion
Laser resurfacing might not be right for certain skin types. Ricardo Mejia, MD can examine your skin and discuss your concerns to determine if you are a good candidate or not.
What to Expect During Laser Resurfacing
Laser resurfacing is an outpatient procedure and can be performed using a local anesthetic. The laser resurfacing process can last between 30 minutes to two hours depending on the size of the area you’re having treated. After the laser resurfacing process, the area will be bandaged. A single treatment is sometimes enough to treat skin problems, but multiple treatments can be done for optimal results.
After Treatment with Laser Resurfacing
After laser resurfacing treatment, it is normal to experience some swelling, itching, and stinging within the first three days. Dryness and peeling will occur after about a week. Some redness can take several months to completely diminish. Your skin will be more sensitive for a few months after treatment, so you will need to avoid too much sun exposure, wear sunscreen, and keep the skin moisturized.