Skin or laser resurfacing is an effective and non-invasive way to reduce the signs of aging. It’s especially effective for reducing the appearance of wrinkles around the mouth and eyes, reducing brown spots or other changes in the skin, and treating precancerous growths. These are all unattractive changes in the skin that will prompt the need for resurfacing. It’s not for everyone, but for those who want to treat areas of their skin that they find unattractive, it’s one of the least invasive and effective methods out there.
How The Lasers Work
Resurfacing can be performed with non-ablative or ablative lasers. Non-ablative lasers are less invasive than ablative lasers. They work by stimulating collagen growth and tightening the skin underneath. Ablative lasers work by using rapid pulses of high-intensity light to remove damaged skin layers, tightening and smoothing the skin, correcting hypo or hyper pigmentation, and removing wrinkles.
The Best Candidates for Laser Resurfacing
There are several factors that make a person a good candidate for skin resurfacing. First, it’s for those with general good health and a realistic view of the potential results. The skin should also be thick enough to withstand the treatment.
The skin issues that respond particularly well:
- Blotchiness and brown spots
- Vertical wrinkles around the mouth
- Precancerous skin growths
- Sun-damaged or leathery skin with fine wrinkles, the aging skin
- Skin laxity in the eyelid area and wrinkles around the eyes
- Skin scarred from acne or injury
Results of the Laser Treatment
While skin resurfacing results can be visible after 1 treatment, generally treatments are done at 3 month intervals for maximum effect. The skin is rested for a minimum of 3 months while tissue is regenerating.
Laser resurfacing is a popular treatment for wrinkles and brown spots because it provides people with an effective and non-invasive way to look younger. The procedure is quick, as the laser works fast to treat the damaged skin, and the results are long-lasting. It might not be for everyone, but it’s a great alternative to some of the more invasive and painful methods for restoring a youthful appearance.
To book your skin resurfacing consultation, please call Laser and Skin Care MedSpa at 403- 347-8050.