What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing, also known as a laser peel, laser vaporization and laser abrasion, can diminish facial fine lines and wrinkles, scars and blemishes. Newer laser technologies give your plastic surgeon a new level of control in laser surfacing, permitting extreme precision, including delicate areas.
What Laser Skin Resurfacing can improve:
- Fine lines or wrinkles around or under your eyes, forehead, mouth, or full face.
- Enhancing skin before a facelift.
- Aged or sun-damaged skin.
- Liver spots (brown).
- Broken capillance, spider veins, red spots, rosacea.
- Improve your complexion if you have yellowish or grayish skin tones.
- Birthmarks such as linear epidermal nevi.
- Enlarged oil glands on the nose.
How does Laser Skin Resurfacing work?
It’s all about using beams of light. Your surgeon uses the laser to send short, concentrated pulsating beams of light at irregular skin. This removes unwanted, damaged skin in a very precise manner one layer at a time.
Laser skin resurfacing’s targeted approach means there are fewer problems with hypopigmentation, or a lightening of skin, for procedures such as laser acne scar removal.
The laser beam used in laser resurfacing will remove your outer layer of skin, called the epidermis. It simultaneously heats the underlying skin, called the dermis. This action works to stimulate growth of new collagen fibers. As the treated area heals, the new skin that forms is smoother and firmer.