Laser Skin Resurfacing or Skin Rejuvination.
Laser rejuvination or resurfacing is one of the best methods of treating a variety of skin challenges. These can include prolonged sun exposure, wrinkles, acne scarring, and “dull” complexion.
Laser skin resurfacing can reduce visible skin wrinkling by over 50% and is considered one of the best and most effective skin resurfacing procedure available today. Patients can expect to see dramatic improvement in wrinkles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and general skin texture. As an added bonus, firming and tightening of the skin are seen as a result of the heat produced by the laser treatment, giving a slight lift effect.
Laser skin resurfacing can also be used to treat acne scars. Most patients can achieve a full 50% improvement in acne scarring after treatment. Patients with fair skin achieve the most natural results from laser skin resurfacing. Patients with deep to dark skin tones are not good candidates for laser skin resurfacing, as the strength of the laser can overly reduce normal pigmentation.
Laser skin resurfacing is painless, as patients undergo general anesthesia. However, the healing process can take up to two weeks, and skin will appear “flushed” or pinkish for some weeks afterward. Patients are advised to avoid prolonged sun exposure or to use a sunblock of at least SPF 30 during this time.