What You Need to Know About Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing is one way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and tighten the skin in a minimally invasive treatment. The procedure is most commonly performed on the face. The Laser Skin & Wellness Center uses Fractional 1540 Laser technology to achieve skin resurfacing. Here, we’ll answer a few of the most common questions about this treatment.
How Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Work?
Laser skin resurfacing treatment uses light energy to create hundreds of micro-columns of damage in the tissue. This stimulates natural collagen production in the treatment area, which strengthens the skin and helps to even out texture such as wrinkles, scarring, or enlarged pores. The treatment can be completed in as little as thirty minutes.
What is the Healing Process Like?
Healing from laser skin resurfacing treatment takes about one to two weeks to be fully complete. Immediately after treatment, the skin will look and feel similar to a sunburn. For that reason, it’s important that patients limit sun exposure and wear protective clothing and sunscreen until redness and puffiness subsides, usually after 48 hours.
Do Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatments Require Multiple Sessions?
The number of sessions required to reach final desired results varies based on the severity of the patient’s wrinkles or scarring. Some patients only require a single treatment. Regardless, laser skin resurfacing is most effective if sessions are done four to six weeks apart.
Is Laser Skin Resurfacing Painful?
Each patients experience varies, based on pain tolerance. However, this treatment is generally well tolerated.
Can Laser Skin Resurfacing be Combined with Other Treatments?
Laser skin resurfacing is often combined with complimentary treatments such as Genesis, Titan, or injectables to achieve the best results. The Laser Skin & Wellness team will develop a custom treatment plan that’s right for you.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about laser skin resurfacing, and to see if it’s a suitable treatment for you, schedule a consultation with Laser Skin & Wellness. Call or text our Lake Worth, Florida office at (561) 641-9490 or request your appointment through our online form.