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Laser Skin Resurfacing: What You Should Know
Is your skin showing inevitable signs of aging? Are wrinkles slowly encroaching over the skin you once were complimented on? Laser skin resurfacing is a popular option many patients now use to remove aged or sun-damaged skin, allowing younger-looking skin to grow in its place.
Laser resurfacing services can be used for patients with:
* Acne scars
* Age spots (commonly referred to as liver spots)
* Chickenpox or shingles scars
* Sun damage
* Overall minor skin irregularities
Laser Skin Resurfacing: The Process
Laser resurfacing involves short, intense beams of light at the intended area of skin. Laser skin resurfacing helps remove the outer layer of skin, or epidermis. The laser heats the remaining layers of skin beneath, helping to stimulate new growth on the dermis. The healing process allows the skin below the layer removed to grow, now more firm. The process is performed with local anesthesia as an out-patient procedure, and the patient can return home that same day.
Depending on what areas of the skin the patient would like laser resurfacing performed, the procedure may take 30 minutes to 1.5 hours. A patient may need one or two sessions, depending on if deeper areas need to be penetrated.
Benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing
Compared with chemical peels and forms of microdermabration, laser skin resurfacing allows the removal of deeper layers of skin. It can be even more effective with problems such as deep wrinkles around the eyes and mouth, as well as acne scars.
To learn more about Cosmetique Med Spaâ€™s Laser Skin Resurfacing services, contact us today.