Laser skin resurfacing is a minimally invasive procedure designed to improve the skin’s overall texture and tone. Light energy is delivered to the surface of the skin causing it to heat to the point of vaporization. The process triggers collagen and elastin production as well as promoting rapid cellular turnover. The result is smooth, glowing skin.
Laser resurfacing can be the ideal solution for men and women who would like to reduce visible signs of aging with minimal pain, side effects, or downtime. Take a look at a few of the following criteria to determine if laser skin resurfacing may be right for you.
You’re Ready for Total Skin Rejuvenation
If you’d like to address a variety of complexion problems but aren’t ready for facelift surgery, you might want to consider laser skin resurfacing. The procedure uses short, pulsed wavelengths to evenly vaporize each layer of skin. Laser resurfacing is safe and effective for the face, neck, hands, chest, and shoulders.
You Want a Custom Treatment Plan
Laser treatments are a highly-effective procedure primarily because they can be tailored just for you. The focused light energy can be adjusted as needed to treat everything from bothersome wrinkles to hyperpigmentation. You can opt for a single procedure for an optimal outcome or multiple lighter sessions spaced over time.
You Have Time for Recovery
While laser resurfacing can be customized to suit your needs, you should expect at least some downtime. Laser resurfacing removes skin layer by layer until desired results are achieved. Recovery can be anywhere from 2-7 days depending on the depth of your laser treatment.
You’ve Got Visible Signs of Aging or Sun-Damage
Laser skin resurfacing may be a good fit if you’re bothered by facial wrinkles, acne scars or stretch marks, pigmentation problems, or blemished skin. The treatment can correct mild to moderate signs of aging and sun damage on the superficial layers of skin.
What’s Right for You?
Although the procedure can treat a wide variety of cosmetic concerns, it isn’t right for everyone. Laser skin resurfacing may not be for you if you have dark or tanned skin, active acne, or deep dynamic wrinkles. During your initial consultation, Dr. Anthony Farole will help determine your candidacy for laser skin resurfacing.