Laser Photo Rejuvenation is one of the latest skin resurfacing techniques used for treating numerous skin conditions, ranging from facial wrinkles to enlarged pores to skin pigmentation. The procedure works by removing damaged skin layer by layer with 100% precision and accuracy. New, fresh and younger looking skin free of wrinkles and blotches replaces the removed layers. This procedure can be done alone or in combination with other cosmetic procedures or topical treatments to help people achieve the desired results.
Laser Photo Rejuvenation is performed in the office of a board-certified dermatologist who has specialized in this procedure. Before performing the procedure the doctor will asses your skin type and the nature of the problem to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure or not. Once your candidacy has been determined, a topical anesthetic will be applied to your face for 30 to 45 minutes to numb the treatment areas. Then using a hand held device, laser beams will be aimed at the targeted areas where they will penetrate into the skin to trigger collagen and elastin regeneration – two fibrous proteins responsible for the suppleness and elasticity of skin.
Laser Photo Rejuvenation is one of the safest and most effective skin rejuvenation procedures, but only when performed by an experienced dermatologist. Getting the procedure done by an inexperienced clinician or a nurse practitioner could lead to numerous side effects. Potential risks associated with laser photorejuvenation include:
- Burns on the treated areas from the heat of laser beamlets
- Scarring or other injuries caused by the procedure
- It can also reactivate herpes cold sores, if you have suffered from them in the past
- Bacterial infection, due to unhygienic conditions
- Changes in skin tone and texture, including patches of darker or lighter skin – these changes are mostly temporary but permanent skin discoloration may also occur
Tips to avoid these side effects:
- Share your detailed medical history with the doctor, especially if you are prone to cold sores or fever blisters around your mouth. Laser Photorejuvenation may trigger the breakouts
- Stop taking certain medicines – such as aspirin and ibuprofen – and supplements – vitamin E – at least a couple of weeks before the procedure
- If you are a smoker, stop smoking 10 to 14 days before the treatment
- If you often get cold sores and fever blisters, your doctor will prescribe you an antibiotic, apply that as prescribed by the doctor.
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