What Is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Skin resurfacing is a procedure that can help eliminate wrinkles and blemishes, and even help reduce scars. It involves using a laser to send beams of pulsating light to the target areas in the skin. This helps remove a portion of the epidermis, which is the outer layer of the skin. It can also vaporize portions of the dermis, which is the lower layer of the skin. Both of these mechanisms stimulate the growth of new collagen fibers which creates skin tightening and wrinkle reduction. Once the treated area of the skin heals, the fresh, new skin is without the visible spots and texture changes years of sun exposure caused. It takes anywhere from a few days to one week to fully recover from this procedure, but the skin will be very sensitive to sun light for a few months.
Who Can Benefit from Laser Skin Resurfacing?
People who have minor flaws on their skin, such as brown spots, sun-damage, birth marks, wrinkles and acne scars can benefit from this procedure. Even though this procedure can correct common skin flaws, it is not right for people who have sagging skin, deep wrinkles (though deep laser resurfacing can do wonders for deep wrinkles) and active acne. It is also not right for people who have very dark skin. People who are interested in getting this procedure done should contact a qualified plastic surgeon. Only a plastic surgeon with extensive laser experience can determine whether skin re-surfacing is right for a particular patient.
Why Is Laser Skin Resurfacing A Great Procedure?
Laser skin re-surfacing is a great procedure because it can help improve a person’s confidence. People who like what they see in the mirror usually feel good about themselves. It is also a great alternative to more drastic cosmetic procedures because it does not require any incisions, and therefore should not create any visible scars. Furthermore, this procedure is typically a lot less expensive than other cosmetic procedures. The average cost of laser skin resurfacing ranges from $175 to $5950. Many of these laser treatments can be performed in the office setting without the need to go to an operating room.
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