The face skin is the most sensitive area of the body; it quickly succumbs to wrinkles, acne, and scars. Also, it is the most visible part of the body, and any of these blemishes can create a wrong first impression. Science, however, has found a way to deal with this through laser skin resurfacing.
1. What is laser skin resurfacing?
It is a safe procedure to help rejuvenate your skin making it look healthier and younger. It involves using laser light beam to peel off any damaged skin. It results in facial perfections as it gets rid of acne, sun damaged skin, the fine lines around the eyes and mouth and blotchy brown spots
2. What is the procedure of performing laser resurfacing?
There are two procedures in the abrasive and the non-abrasive. In general, the surgeon applies the anesthetic to numb the skin. The treatment of the skin involves passing of a hand-held paddle or ward on the affected area. Depending on the type of laser used, the surgeon can remove layers of damaged skin, wrinkled skin or even birthmarks.
3. Is scarring commonly with laser resurfacing?
Usually scarring is not common with laser skin resurfacing if it is performed with an experienced surgeon. However, people with a tendency of excessive scarring or forming keloids are recommended to avoid the procedure.
4. Is there an age limit of getting laser resurfacing?
Laser resurfacing can be done to a person of any age with any facial damage. You can get rid of wrinkles tattoos, birthmark, unwanted body hair, lesions and acne scars. It can also be used to treat some skin conditions such as the vitiligo.
5. How long does it take for the skin to heal after the procedure?
The healing process depends on the size of the treated area and the type of laser applied. After the procedure, the skin appears puffy and like it has been badly sun burned. You will also, experience some discomfort. It is, however, important that you take great care of the area for a fast healing process.