Laser Skin Resurfacing Guide

Laser Skin Resurfacing Guide

Thanks to technological advancements, women and men have more options than ever before for revitalizing their skin and achieving a more clear, radiant, and youthful complexion.

This is especially true when it comes to laser skin resurfacing modalities.

If you’re bothered by redness, dilated blood vessels, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, acne scars, or sun damage, a laser skin resurfacing treatment can offer a safe, effective, and nonsurgical solution.

To discover the benefits of vascular, pigmentary, non-ablative, and ablative laser procedures, read on.

Vascular Lasers

When it comes to laser skin resurfacing, many women and men choose to undergo treatment with a vascular laser in order to address the redness of rosacea, sun damage, spider veins, cherry angiomas (aka red moles), fresh stretch marks, some types of scars, port wine stains, and superficial bruises.

The treatment works by delivering beams of light that target hemoglobin in order to heat and destroy damaged blood vessels.

Downtime is minimal and, other than some mild redness and swelling for a few hours, vascular laser treatments require zero downtime.

Pigmentary Lasers

Pigmentary lasers are designed to neutralize skin tone and diminish discoloration in the form of hyperpigmentation, sun spots, age spots, and melasma.

This type of laser emits light-based energy at different wavelengths, which are then absorbed by melanin in the skin.

Additionally, picosecond lasers can be used to remove pigmented lesions and unwanted tattoos, of varying colors, via acoustic waves that effectively shatter pigment particles.

Non-Ablative Laser Skin Resurfacing

Non-ablative laser skin resurfacing is ideal for women and men who struggle with moderate sun damage, melasma, minor scars, fine lines, and irregular tone and texture.

This technology employs heat to create microscopic injuries in the dermis and stimulate collagenesis. In doing so, non-ablative lasers cause intense remodeling and heal skin from the inside out.

Ablative Laser Skin Resurfacing

Ablative laser skin resurfacing is a more potent and aggressive option and recommended for treatment of deep wrinkles, severe sun aging, and prominent scars.

While non-ablative lasers do not inflict controlled thermal damage on the epidermis, ablative technologies create injuries at every skin layer, including the topmost layer.

As a result, ablative laser skin resurfacing produces an abundance of new collagen and elastin for dramatic facial rejuvenation.

However, it’s important to note that this option typically requires seven-to-10 days of social downtime as the skin recovers and heals.

Learn More About Laser Skin Resurfacing

If you are considering laser skin resurfacing, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with one of our highly skilled and talented providers.

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