Few of us are lucky enough to have smooth, flawless skin. Maintaining a youthful, clear complexion gets even more difficult as we age—our skin begins to show the effects of sun damage, habits such as smoking, tanning and the natural aging process.
Laser skin resurfacing can improve the appearance of your face by selectively targeting the superficial layers of skin that contain fine lines or deeper wrinkles, scars and hyperpigmentation or discoloration. Laser skin resurfacing can help improve skin tone, texture and appearance by removing dull, damaged skin and promoting the skin’s natural healing process. Following treatment, healthier, more youthful-looking skin emerges to reveal a more radiant, clear complexion.
What skin problems can laser resurfacing treat?
Laser resurfacing can be used to improve the following skin conditions:
- Fine lines & wrinkles
- Vascular lesions
- Precancerous growths
- Age spots, sun spots and sun damage
- Textural irregularities
- Lip lines or smoker’s lines
- Acne scars
- Surgical scars
- Skin laxity (sagging skin)
Laser skin resurfacing uses powerful lasers to remove several layers of the epidermis, encouraging your skin to produce new, firmer and smoother skin and enhancing the production of firming collagen in your skin. Laser skin resurfacing is a proven way to help reduce wrinkles, age spots, acne scars and other blemishes as well as tighten skin and balance tone. These powerful lasers essentially burn away damaged skin, leaving your skin looking red and feeling raw for several days to weeks after the treatment.
The time it takes to heal after laser skin resurfacing varies according to several factors including the type of laser used, the location of the treatment and the individual patient’s skin type. Side effects of laser skin resurfacing include swelling, redness and itching, which should subside within a few days. The full recovery time ranges between 1 – 2 weeks, depending on the intensity of the procedure, and several follow-up appointments will be required. For some patients, full skin pigmentation may not return until 6 months to a year after the treatment. It’s important for patients to avoid sun exposure and use sun protection.
To learn more about laser skin resurfacing in Phoenix or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Holy, contact THE CENTER for Advanced Dermatology by calling 602-867-7546 or visiting website.