Laser Skin Rejuvenation Wrinkle reduction & Resurfacing
This treatment uses an intense light beam to treat several skin issues, from acne scars to age spots. There are two categories of lasers: Ablative, which removes thin layers of skin and is more invasive, and non-ablative, less invasive lasers that tighten skin and stimulate collagen.
Laser skin resurfacing treatment helps to rejuvenate the skin. This treatment is used to treat wrinkles, blemishes, acne scars, lines around eyes and mouth, brown spots, and sun-damaged skin.
Preparing for Laser Resurfacing
Start by consulting a plastic surgeon or dermatologist to find out if you’re a good candidate.
Tell your doctor if you get cold sores or feverblisters around your mouth. Laser skin resurfacing can trigger breakouts in people who are at risk.
If you decide to go ahead with laser skin resurfacing, your doctor will ask you to not take any medications or supplements — such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or vitamin E — that can affect clotting for 10 days before surgery.
If you smoke, you should stop for two weeks before and after the procedure. Smoking can prolong healing.
What to Expect During and After the Procedure
You will also probably notice that your skin is lighter. It is particularly important that you use a sunscreen, which screens ultraviolet B and ultraviolet A rays, to protect your skin during that time. When selecting a sunscreen, look for one specially formulated for use on the face with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher. Limit your time in the sun, especially between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and wear protective clothing, such as long-sleeved shirts, pants, and a wide-brimmed hat.