What Is Laser Skin Resurfacing? Here’s What You Need to Know
Laser skin resurfacing is an excellent procedure that allows the overall appearance of your skin to be improved by removing the outer dead layer of skin. There are multiple types of lasers in the cosmetic realm that can be used for skin resurfacing, each has its unique benefits. So whether you’re looking to get rid of lines & wrinkles or you want to calm down redded pigment on your skin, this procedure could be right for you. Continue reading to find out more about this procedure.
Before Getting Laser Skin Resurfacing
This is a very mild and non-invasive procedure overall, with very few possibilities being present for side effects. However, it is important that before getting this procedure done that you stop taking any format of blood thinning medication. This includes herbal remedies and general supplements that do this as well. We want your blood flow to be at its normal state so that recovery proceeds as usual. Any variety of smoking will also have to be stopped in advance as we do not want anything inhibiting your vascular functions within your body.
What to Expect During the Procedure
This procedure fluctuates somewhat depending on how much of the face you are having resurfaced. For the entire face, the procedure may take upwards of two hours to fully complete. But the laser device is simply shifted over the affected area that you wish to be improved. The energy projected from the laser removes the outer layer of dead skin and stimulates the collagen layers underneath. It encourages the skin to “re-heal_ itself which in turn allows for a beautiful rejuvenated look. It also allows for light scarring and lines to be healed over in most cases.
Results and Aftercare
After the procedure, you will need to give your skin some time to heal before enjoying the results of the laser skin resurfacing. Typically this takes somewhere between one and three weeks, which simply varies based on your overall health and the condition of your skin. You do not need to take time off work, it will simply appear as if you have some sunburn as your skin will start to peel some. Otherwise, you simply need to keep this newly treated skin out of intense sunlight and may consider using some topical ointments to quicken the healing process.
If you’d like to set up an appointment or have more questions, you can reach us at Restore Plastic Surgery in Gulf Breeze, FL, at 850-500-752.