The advantages of laser skin resurfacing are clear:
Suitable for the treatment of:
Laser skin resurfacing works on many skin types. Different resurfacing options can diminish line and wrinkles, improve the most challenging scars and help correct a wide variety of other skin imperfections. Your practioner will discuss treatment options with you.
The Kelly Clinic uses a fractional laser from CYNOSURE, the company that invented and patented micro-fractional laser technology. Fractional skin resurfacing uses laser energy microbeams to create areas of affected tissue that extend through the epidermis into the dermis. The body’s natural healing process creates new, healthy tissue to replace the areas of affected tissue, resulting in healthier, younger-looking skin.
Most treatments last no more than an hour. Depending on the condition being treated, your practitioner may recommend a single treatment session or a series of progressive treatments for your best results.
Usually you may resume your regular activities the same day following some treatments; more aggressive procedures may require several days of healing. Ask your practitioner about what you can expect from your treatment.
Depending on the options your practitioner selects, most people feel minimal discomfort during and after the treatment. In some cases, your provider may recommend mild pain management options during the procedure and/or for a few days following the treatment.
Depending on the treatment option your practitioner recommends, you can expect to experience a temporary redness, warmth and swelling at the treatment site, which typically lasts only a few days. In other cases, some postcare wound management may be necessary for a few days following treatment. Your practitioner will discuss potential side effects and your post-treatment expectations with you based on the type of treatment you’ll receive.