Laser Skin Resurfacing…How Does It Work?
Today you have a variety of options when it comes to rejuvenating your appearance. One of the newest is laser resurfacing, which can reduce facial wrinkles, scars and blemishes. Newer laser technologies give your plastic surgeon a new level of control in laser surfacing, permitting extreme precision, especially in delicate areas.
It’s all about using beams of light. 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 the growth of new collagen fibers. As the treated area heals, the new skin that forms are smoother and firmer.
Laser resurfacing can improve minor facial flaws, such as:
- Fine lines or wrinkles
- Scars from acne
- Non-responsive skin after a facelift
- Aged or sun-damaged skin
Discoloration and Redness
- Enlarged oil glands