14 Dec The Benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing
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Time can take its toll on your skin; age, sun, wrinkles and fine lines can make you look years old than you are. Skin rejuvenation is one option to improve minor issues with your facial appearance. Laser skin care and resurfacing can smooth and firm the areas around your eyes, forehead and mouth.
Some of the most typical skin issues that laser skin treatment remedies are scars and blemishes from sun damage, acne, chicken pox and age. The skin rejuvenation procedure can even your skin tone if you suffer from birthmarks, rosacea, liver spots or a yellow or gray complexion. Much of time laser skin resurfacing is done to contour facial fine lines and wrinkles.
How Skin Resurfacing Works
Your cosmetic dermatologist uses a laser to send pulsating beams of light at skin irregularities. The damaged layer of skin is removed; the skin below, the dermis, is heated, stimulating new growth of collagen fibers. Once healed, the skin will appear firmer and smoother.
The two most popular skin rejuvenation treatments are CO2 laser resurfacing and Erbium laser resurfacing. CO2 or carbon dioxide uses ultrapulse continuous light to remove damaged skin. This method is best for deeper scarring or blemishes. Recovery time for CO2 procedures are up to two weeks. Erbium laser treatment is commonly used for surface and shallow lines and wrinkles. The Erbium technique’s benefit is minimal healing time, about one week; however, the results may be limited for more severe cases of facial imperfections.
Risks of Laser Resurfacing
As with any medical procedure there are certain risks and possible complications. Redness and swelling will occur as part of the healing process. It is common to have acne or cold sore flair ups following treatment as well as small white bumps, known as Milia, easily removed with gently using a washcloth. In rare instances you may have hyperpigmentation, a bacterial infection or scarring. Your dermatologist can review these side effects with you and determine if you are a good candidate for laser skin resurfacing.
If you are looking to find a dermatologist in Long Beach, Ulmer and Wu Dermatology is the ideal solution. We have performed thousands of laser skin resurfacing treatments. The staff at Ulmer and Wu Dermatology delivers exceptional customer service that guarantees an excellent experience and we take great pride in providing our patients outstanding cosmetic medical treatment. Call us today to schedule a consultation.