What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing is an effective, convenient, and safe cosmetic procedure to rejuvenate your skin. It is an excellent solution for removing wrinkles, scars, blemishes, or even hyper-pigmentation. It can repair the damage to your skin caused by aging, the sun, smoking, alcohol, acne, and various other skin conditions.

Having laser skin resurfacing done is a convenient and fast procedure that yields incredible results. On top of that, it is the only skincare solution that lasts for a lifetime. Your skin will become clearer, tighter, and smoother than it was prior to the having the procedure done. Ultimately, laser skin resurfacing restores your skin to its former youthful beauty. Laser skin resurfacing is the ideal way to reinvigorate your image, and take care of your existing skin problems.

How Does It Work?

Laser skin resurfacing is essentially achieved by using a professionally controlled laser to vaporize the outer layers of skin. The laser permanently removes the blemishes on the skin’s surface, thereby revealing the smoother, more youthful layer of skin below. The heat and the removal of the skin also stimulates the growth of new, younger looking skin cells.

There is also a less intensive process in which the laser simply heats up the skin, rather than actually removing the outer layer. The heat stimulates the skin cells which thicken your collagen. This will generate greater elasticity in your skin, and improve your skin tone, giving your face a fuller, more youthful look.

Depending on what you need and want, the doctor may treat your entire face, or just the specific problem areas (such as wrinkles around the eyes and mouth). The areas to be treated will be placed under local anesthetic, so you do not feel any pain or discomfort during the laser skin resurfacing procedure. If your entire face is to be treated, the doctors may place you under general anesthetic. After the procedure, your treated areas will be treated and bandaged to ensure a prompt recovery.

There are many advantages to laser skin resurfacing, but the three biggest benefits are:

1. It’s Quick and Easy

The first benefit of skin resurfacing is that the procedure is simple and quick. It usually only lasts between thirty and forty-five minutes, depending on what you need done. It does not take up much of your time, and is unobtrusive to your schedule, even if you are a busy person.

Additionally, laser skin resurfacing is an outpatient procedure. This means that you can go home after your procedure is completed, and you do not need to stay in hospital overnight. Oftentimes the procedure would not even take place at a hospital, but rather at an outpatient surgical facility. Again, this is less obtrusive to your time and day to day living. For all its effectiveness, it is a surprisingly convenient and effective process.

2. Your Skin Will Look Incredible

Ultimately, the reason you undergo the laser skin resurfacing procedure is to remove any problems with your skin so that your skin looks great. Resurfacing can give you the most effective results for this. Unlike base and skincare creams, this procedure will actually permanently alter your skin, removing anything undesirable to give you the results you are looking for.

Instead of simply covering up or concealing unwanted blemishes and wrinkles, skin resurfacing actually removes them. By removing the outer layer of skin, your wrinkles will not have been temporarily tightened, or filled, but they will have been completely removed! This means that your skin itself looks incredible, and it doesn’t need to be masked by an endless range of products.

Because the top layer of skin is removed, completely new skin will replace it. Think about it like this, the new skin has not been subjected to the sun or the scarring that the removed outer layer was. It has not experienced the damage of that skin, and looks youthful because it is youthful! This procedure essentially gives you new, younger skin.

The heat from the laser stimulates your skin cells which in turn thicken your collagen. Collagen is the protein which gives your body strength and structure. By thickening the collagen, your skin will become firmer, tighter, and less soft and saggy. This fuller skin also helps restore the youthful radiance to your face, and brings out your beauty.

By essentially removing your old, damaged skin, your new skin will look untouched, youthful, and radiant. On top of this, the heat from the procedure will encourage the collagen in your face to thicken, thus removing sags and wrinkles and giving your face a firmer, tighter look. In these ways, laser skin resurfacing can give you amazing results.

3. The Results Are Permanent

This is probably the greatest benefit of laser skin resurfacing. Your new looks are not at all temporary. The procedure is lasting and the impressive results will not fade overnight like so many other skincare solutions.

Unlike with facial creams or bases, with resurfacing, the results are permanent. You have a new layer of skin and the scars and blemishes of your former skin will not return. It must be stressed that this does not mean that your new layer of skin will not age. However, although your skin may still age, it will not revert to how it once looked, and it will be an aging process experienced by a brand new, invigorated layer of skin; therefore, it is important to take extra good care of your new youthful appearance by protecting the skin and maintaining moisture.

Laser skin resurfacing provides you with a completely new layer of skin, while simultaneously revitalizing your collagen, which brings a new life and beauty to your face.

Amazingly, this procedure takes less than an hour, and is relatively simple to undergo; which means you can return home the same day. For these reasons, laser skin resurfacing is the premium skincare solution for you, to remove scars and blemishes from your skin, while permanently rejuvenating your looks. To make an appointment, schedule your consultation with Dr. Bradford Patt today!