Laser skin resurfacing has become the answer for many people that suffer from skin conditions that tend to diminish self-confidence. Skin resurfacing with a laser can reduce the visibility of acne scars, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, or severe skin damage from being in the sun without protection. The end result of using laser skin resurfacing is to meticulously remove skin layer by layer to promote new skin cell growth that allows the skin to tighten and appear younger. A few of the other benefits include:
1. Outpatient Procedure
Resurfacing is performed by a plastic surgeon or licensed dermatologist in a facility that does not require a client to stay any longer than the length of the procedure. An initial consultation is imperative to determine whether a client requires the entire face to be resurfaced or smaller areas such as around the eyes, nose, or mouth. Treating small areas takes 30-45 minutes, whereas the entire face can take up to two hours for the entire procedure. Patients are usually advised to have someone drive them home following a treatment in case there is a need for anesthetics or sedation, but an overnight stay is not required.
2. Minimal Recovery Time for This Valuable Procedure
Immediately following a skin resurfacing procedure, the plastic surgeon will bandage the treated areas to be left alone for 24 hours. The treated area should be cleaned up to five times a day with the use of petroleum jelly to cover treated areas and prevent scabbing. Itching is a common sensation that should not be indulged in. The overall healing time is shorter than with other out dated procedures with better results in a shorter amount of time.
3. New Beginning for Facial Skin
Clients should consider this procedure a fresh start. Once a new layer of skin is revealed, patients have the opportunity to promote a new look by keeping the skin moisturized while wearing a daily SPF to prevent additional damage. Candidates with successful results should consider staying out of the sun completely for recreational purposes such as lying out for hours or performing daily activities between the hours of 11 am to 2 pm.
4. Noticeable Improvement in Skin Texture
A certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist might determine that more than one treatment is necessary to rectify certain facial marks. However, overall skin texture improves drastically with only one treatment. Skin appears much smoother with the production of new collagen promoting a noticeable glow.
5. Even Skin Tone
Resurfacing skin by laser is notorious for providing an even skin tone. Clients that suffer from hyper-pigmentation (dark spots) or hypo-pigmentation (white or lighter spots) will be pleased to see a more even skin appearance. Although some areas might not be able to match the rest of the face entirely, there is noticeable improvement in the overall appearance of facial skin tone.
Laser skin resurfacing is becoming a common procedure with the improved safety and performance of lasers used by certified professionals. The benefits are tremendous by following the recommended recovery procedures and long-term maintenance that will continue to enhance the overall look of facial skin.
And if you live in the Houston or Woodlands area and would like to learn more about laser skin resurfacing, call us at 281-364-9898.