If your face exposed too much to the sun or have aging, skin disorders, pigmentation, acne, scars, loss of skin tone, wrinkles or lines, laser skin resurfacing can help you and make your skin look younger and healthier.
Laser skin resurfacing can be done alone or with other cosmetic surgeries on the face.
Preparing for Laser Resurfacing and Tightening
- Start by consulting a plastic surgeon or dermatologist if you are a candidate
- Don’t take medications or supplements such as aspirin, ibuprofen or vitamin E
- Don’t smoke at least for two weeks and after the procedure
What is non-Ablative Laser Tightening?
It is skin tightening uses a laser to improve the looking of wrinkles, brown spots and minor scars by creating heat in the skin with out injuring the surface of the skin.
Non-ablative lasers often are fractionated so they bring heat into the skin surface through thousands of tiny, deep columns known as micro thermal treatment. This fractional approach allows the skin to cure much faster than if the whole areas was treated. This lessens the recovery period and reduces the number of complications that might occur.
What to Expect After the Procedure
- Avoid tanning or excessive sun exposure.
- Avoid perfumes, deodorants and other potential irritants in treatment area.
- Avoid taking aspirin and other blood thinners prior to treatment.Swelling
- The treatment area should be kept well moisturized
- Patients should avoid sleep on the treated areas
- Redness caused by the treatment can hidden by makeup
- The doctor will bandage the treated areas. After 24 hours, you will have to clean the treated areas five to six times a day and then apply an ointment such as petroleum jelly
- Your skin might be dry and peel
- Most patients can return to work immediately after the procedure
Benefits and Risks of Laser Resurfacing
Potential risks of the procedure include:
- Burns or other injuries from the laser’s heatScarring
- Changes in the skin’s pigmentation, including areas of darker or lighter skin
- Reactivating herpes cold sores
- Bacterial infection