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Laser Skin Resurfacing

Updated: Nov 19, 2023

Laser skin resurfacing service

What is laser skin resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing, also referred to as laser skin rejuvenation, is a cosmetic procedure that aims to diminish facial wrinkles, scars, and pigmentation from blemishes. With advancements in laser technology, this technique allows the laser expert to achieve exceptional precision, particularly in delicate areas. The conditions that laser skin resurfacing can improve include:

● Fine lines or wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, or mouth.

● Scars resulting from acne or chickenpox.

● Non-responsive skin after a facelift.

● Skin affected by aging or sun damage.

● Liver spots or age spots.

● Reduction of enlarged oil glands on the nose.

Laser skin resurfacing before and after

By using laser technology, this procedure provides a targeted and effective approach to enhance the appearance of the skin, leading to smoother, more rejuvenated skin with minimized imperfections.

How does laser skin resurfacing work?

Laser skin resurfacing is a procedure that utilizes beams of light to improve the skin's appearance. During the treatment, the Medical Laser Technician directs short, concentrated pulsating beams of light at the irregular skin, precisely removing unwanted and damaged skin one layer at a time. This targeted approach significantly reduces the risk of hypopigmentation, where the skin becomes lighter, especially in procedures like laser acne scar removal.

The process involves the laser beam removing the outer layer of skin, known as the epidermis, while also heating the underlying skin, called the dermis. By doing so, it stimulates the growth of new collagen fibers. As the treated area heals, the newly formed skin becomes smoother and firmer, leading to an improved overall appearance. In essence, laser skin resurfacing works by carefully removing damaged skin and promoting the natural regeneration of healthier skin for a revitalized and rejuvenated look.

Who is a good candidate for laser skin resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing is suitable for many individuals, but there are certain considerations that may make someone a less ideal candidate. Those who should avoid laser skin resurfacing include:

  1. Individuals with active acne.

  2. People with very dark skin.

  3. Those with deep wrinkles.

  4. Individuals with excessive or sagging skin.

Patients with darker skin tones have a higher risk of experiencing darker pigmentation (hyperpigmentation) during the healing process. It is essential to exercise caution when considering laser resurfacing.. To ensure a safe and successful procedure book a free consultation with our Medical Laser Technician

How much does laser skin resurfacing cost?

$600 - $1600 per/session

Laser skin resurfacing prices

What should I expect during my laser skin resurfacing recovery?

Laser resurfacing treatments can lead to various reactions on the skin, with most people experiencing mild sunburn-like symptoms such as redness, swelling, itching, or stinging for a few days after the procedure. In some cases, the skin may appear severely sunburned, with raw, oozing areas and possible blistering. It is crucial not to scratch or pick at any crusts that form during the healing process, as this can cause scarring.

During the recovery period, there are specific steps you should follow:

  1. Clean the treated areas two to four times a day using a saline or diluted vinegar solution as directed by your Medical Technician

  2. Apply recommended protective skin care treatments to aid in the healing process.

  3. Use sunscreen daily, particularly one designed for sensitive and rejuvenated facial skin, as advised by your Medical Technician.

  4. If instructed by your Medical Technician, apply a liberal amount of moisturizer each day to the new skin.

  5. Most Patients can expect the treated area to peel, and afterward, the rejuvenated skin will initially be pink, gradually lightening over two to three months. Full resolution of the pinkness may take up to a year.

It is crucial to protect your skin during this healing period. Redness may persist longer in individuals with blonde or red hair. You can resume using Retin-A and glycolic acid products around 4 weeks after the procedure, or as directed by your Medical Technician.

Complications that may arise from laser skin resurfacing include acne flares, bacterial infection if not cleaning properly with vinegar soak (for which you may be prescribed antibiotics), reactivation of cold sores (herpes) if treated around the mouth (antiviral medication can prevent this), hyperpigmentation), hypopigmentation (lightening of the skin tone), milia (small white bumps that can be removed with gentle cleansing), prolonged redness, scarring (rare but possible), and swelling (which may be managed with oral steroids if the procedure involves the eye area).

To facilitate an easier recovery:

  1. Elevate your head with an extra pillow at night..

  2. Use an ice pack during the first day or two to reduce swelling and discomfort.

  3. Avoid smoking, as tobacco smoke can hinder the healing process.

Recovery times vary depending on the type of treatment:

  1. CO2 laser resurfacing: Generally, up to two weeks. (superficial and Dermal layer of the skin)

  2. Erbium laser resurfacing: 2-3 days. (superficial layer of the skin)

Once your treated areas have healed, you can use makeup to tone down the pink or red color. A green-based makeup can help neutralize redness.

What results should I expect after laser skin resurfacing?

Following laser skin resurfacing, it is possible for your skin to remain red or pink for several months. Additionally, you may experience increased sensitivity to sunlight for up to a year. It is essential to take precautions to minimize sun exposure and diligently apply sunscreen daily.

After undergoing laser resurfacing, some individuals may notice an immediate improvement in the treated skin, and this improvement can continue to enhance over the course of a year. While the effects of laser resurfacing can be long-lasting, it is important to keep in mind that natural aging processes will eventually lead to the reappearance of wrinkles and expression lines.

To maintain the desired results, you have the option to undergo repeat laser resurfacing procedures as needed. By doing so, you can extend the benefits and keep your skin looking rejuvenated and refreshed.

Call our clinic today at (905) 929-3134 to learn more about what makes Mesotherapy both a proven solution to your body goals and a great compliment to your treatment plan. Let's get you feeling and looking your best today!

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