Harnessing the power of light, laser skin resurfacing treats a variety of dermal conditions, ranging from acne scars to age spots.
The treatment is sometimes described as laser skin rejuvenation due to the fact of their age reversing pros, otherwise laser beam peel off considering that the harmed tiers of skin tend to be peeled out.Laser resurfacing involves an intense light beam that treats damaged surface skinLaser resurfacing can help wrinkles, acne scars, age spots, face blemishes, stretch marks, scars, sun damage and hyperpigmentation
Fractional lasers like Fraxel laser treatment and Active FX can target specific problem areas
All lasers fall into two categories: ablative and non-ablative lasers. Ablative lasers are invasive, like plastic surgery, and remove the top layer of your skin. Your skin surface will appear red and weep afterwards as it repairs itself.
Non-ablative lasers are less invasive, using heat to stimulate cells to thicken the underlying collagen resulting in improved skin tone and elasticity. Since non-ablative lasers do not remove a layer of your skin, there is minimal swelling, redness, and recovery time.
These lasers are often used in combination with cooling sprays, pulsing techniques, or combination laser frequencies (using both long and short waves to reach different goals).
Who is a Candidate for Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing is especially effective for patients with lines, wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, or superficial facial scars, such as acne scarring, that does not respond to other types of treatments. The ideal candidate for laser skin resurfacing has elastic, non-oily skin that isn’t prone to scarring. It is important that patients share all medical conditions and prescription medications in their consultation with Prof. Kelly in order to ensure there are no adverse reactions to the laser.
How does laser skin resurfacing work?It's all about using beams of light. Your surgeon uses the laser to send short, concentrated pulsating beams of light at irregular skin. This removes unwanted, damaged skin in a very precise manner one layer at a time.
Laser skin resurfacing's targeted approach means there are fewer problems with hypopigmentation, or a lightening of skin for procedures such as laser acne scar removal.
The laser beam used in laser resurfacing will remove your outer layer of skin, called the epidermis. It simultaneously heats the underlying skin, called the dermis. This action works to stimulate growth of new collagen fibers. As the treated area heals, the new skin that forms is smoother and firmer.