Laser Skin Resurfacing
Do you have unsightly and unwanted wrinkles, acne scars, or age spots that you want to get rid of? Or do you sun-damaged skin or an uneven skin tone that you’d like to correct? If so, then Laser Skin Resurfacing may very well be just what you need!
What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser Skin Resurfacing is a cosmetic skin resurfacing procedure that utilizes lasers to improve and enhance the appearance of your skin as well as to correct any facial flaws- such as the above mentioned acne scars, wrinkles, and the like- that are present.
How does Laser Skin Resurfacing work?
Laser Skin Resurfacing, quite obviously, gets its effectiveness from lasers. The lasers used in laser skin resurfacing procedures are very efficient and capable of reducing the appearance of facial wrinkles, scarring from acne, as well as other skin blemishes and irregularities.
The lasers will send concentrated, rapid bursts of light beams onto the surface of your skin. These concentrated, rapid bursts will slowly laser away the outer layer of your facial skin, millimeter by millimeter. Essentially “melting off” the imperfections on the top layer of your facial skin will reveal unblemished, fresher skin underneath, giving patients a more even-toned face without the presence of acne scars, wrinkles, or any other skin issues that the patient had before the laser skin resurfacing procedure.
Who is a good candidate for Laser Skin Resurfacing?
People who have skin imperfections such as wrinkles, fine lines, scars from acne, and age spots are likely good candidates for laser skin resurfacing.
If you are tanner or have darker skin than most people or are currently suffering from acne issues on your face, laser skin resurfacing may not be effective for you.
If you are considering laser skin resurfacing, it is highly recommended that you consult with your cosmetic surgeon before committing to the procedure to see whether or not laser skin resurfacing is right for you.
What to expect during Laser Skin Resurfacing recovery
Since Laser Skin Resurfacing is a non-surgical procedure, it is performed on an out-patient basis, meaning that patients are able to go home the same day as the procedure.
Patients should expect some swelling and redness of the face, which should begin to fade away within a week after the procedure, with all swelling and redness going away after about three weeks. Patients should sleep on an extra pillow at night and apply an ice pack to the treated areas to reduce swelling.
Some patients may also experience some itching on and around the treated areas, but it is extremely important that the patient does not scratch those areas.
It is recommended that the patient clean and apply ointment to the treated areas of his or her face four to five times a day, until the facial skin fully heals, in order to prevent the formation of scabs on the face. It is very common for patients to experience dry, peeling skin three to five days after their laser skin resurfacing procedures, so it is crucial to maintain a routine of regularly cleaning and applying ointment.
Why you should get Laser Skin Resurfacing at Epione
Although traditional laser skin resurfacing is available, Epoine has pioneered a new laser skin resurfacing technology known as the “Coolaser™”. The Coolaser™ is capable of not only reducing facial scars (not just acne scars) and eliminating skin blemishes on darker-skinned people better than traditional laser skin resurfacing, but also resulting in a shorter and easier recovery than with traditional laser skin resurfacing.
At Epione, our laser skin resurfacing procedures are:
- Associated with minimal recovery and downtime
- Able to treat all skin types
- Effective, Safe, and Affordable
Performed board-certified, experienced professionals who have an extensive knowledge of laser skin treatments and have performed thousands of successful laser skin resurfacing treatments