Are you seeking a safe and effective cosmetic procedure for unsightly acne scars? Do you want to effectively eliminate facial wrinkles and creases? Want to shrink enlarged pores? Or looking for effective ways to treat age spots, sun spots, melasma, freckles and likes? For all these problems your dermatologist will have a single solution – Laser Skin Resurfacing.
Skin resurfacing is one of the most commonly used cosmetic procedures to treat a wide variety of skin conditions, ranging from early wrinkling to skin pigmentation to scar elimination. There are numerous skin resurfacing techniques, including Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion, Dermabrasion etc. but none of them could such an immense appreciation from the dermatologists as laser skin resurfacing. It is an in-office, outpatient procedure performed by a classified dermatologist with topical anaesthesia.
The procedure involves aiming pulsating laser beams of a specific wavelength at the areas that need to be treated. These lasers have the ability to penetrate into the skin without damaging the epidermis. Deep within the skin the laser beams cause microscopic wounds. This produces an inflammatory response at a controlled rate. This inflammatory response works to reverse the damage that has already been done to the patient’s skin, due to sun, aging, acne or any other factor. This also accelerates regeneration of collagen and elastin, two naturally occurring proteins that are responsible for keeping your skin smooth, soft and supple. Listed below are some of the benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing that have led to the continuously increasing popularity of the procedure:
It is non-invasive:
Laser Skin Resurfacing is virtually non-invasive cosmetic procedure that does not involve any cuts or injections.
Outermost layer of the skin remains intact:
Laser beams have the ability to penetrate into the deeper layers of skin without causing any harm to the outermost layer of skin.
Minimum recovery period:
Since lasers cause damage at controlled rate while leaving the epidermis intact, it does not require long recovery period.
Laser treatments are virtually painless. A numbing cream is applied to the treatment areas to further minimize discomfort level. Most patients find it to cause sensations like mild rubber band snapping on the skin.
It is pertinent to mention here that when performed by an inexperienced laser expert or if the laser beams are used too aggressively by the dermatologist, it can irritate your skin, leading to inflammation and hyper pigmentation.