A Deeper Look at Laser Resurfacing
If your skin is experiencing signs of aging and currently has acne, scarring, or spots from excessive sun exposure, laser resurfacing may be the proper treatment to create younger, healthier glowing skin. The areas targeted for resurfacing will reveal new skin undamaged and untouched by aging and UV rays.
We use one of the most powerful and valuable tools for the laser resurfacing procedure, the CO2 laser. This laser uses infrared light and treats deep scars, wrinkles, warts, and early stages of skin cancer. According to the Yonsei Medical Journal, the use of infrared light beams is increasingly becoming popular in skincare and wellness. When used on the skin, this tool emits short bursts of energy that vaporize the skin's outer layer without damaging anything underneath it. This tool precisely applies wavelength laser-guided beams to the skin's damaged areas and may require a few passes for deeply damaged layers. The resurfacing procedure and CO2 tool produce layer-by-layer results that allow for more control during the treatment than other treatments like chemical peels.
Advantages of Using Lasers For Skin Resurfacing
Many benefits come from using lasers for skin resurfacing. Firstly, it can decrease the appearance of any fine lines and wrinkles that have formed around the face. Additionally, it can treat uneven skin tone and improve the skin's complexion overall, including any sunspots. The third benefit of laser skin resurfacing is that it can remedy any mild to moderate acne scarring on the skin.
What Will Results Look Like?
Laser resurfacing will be done as an outpatient procedure by a plastic surgeon or dermatologist. Depending on the targeted areas for treatment, the doctor may numb small areas of the face or put the individual under local anesthesia for a whole-face procedure. The procedure ranges from 30 minutes to roughly two hours. Treated individuals may not see laser resurfacing results right away as the skin will be bandaged immediately and can become swollen directly after the procedure. Roughly five to seven days after the resurfacing, the skin will become dry and begin to peel. Healing can take up to 21 days. Some individuals experience a lightening of the skin after recovery. This lighter skin is completely normal and should be protected with a broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher.
Skin Resurfacing With Dr. Davis
Would you like to learn more about skin resurfacing to achieve the healthy and youthful glowing skin of your dreams? If so, please call our team to speak with Dr. Davis at Advanced Eyelid Surgery Center today at (817) 778-4444.