Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing is excellent for treating fine wrinkles on the face; skin texture will be improved after laser resurfacing. Laser skin resurfacing is effective in minimising facial scars, correcting sun damage or areas of irregular pigmentation. Laser resurfacing may be performed on the whole face or in precise areas. Often, laser skin resurfacing is done in conjunction with another cosmetic procedure, such as a facelift or eyelid surgery.
The process of laser skin resurfacing is simple; the top layers of damaged skin are removed revealing a younger and more youthful appearance.
Laser skin resurfacing - sometimes referred to as a laser peel - has similar effects to a chemical peel. The techniques used are different but the changes that occur in the skin are very similar. The top layers of skin are removed, allowing the underlying dermis to be uncovered, in effect, giving you a new top layer of skin that is softer and smoother.
Laser skin resurfacing can be carried out under local or general anesthetic. Depending on the area of skin to be treated the procedure can take a few minutes to a few hours. Recovery time after laser skin resurfacing depends on the depth of penetration of the laser.
Laser skin resurfacing is a very precise and causes practically no bleeding. After care is important but there are only rarely cases of postoperative problems.
Ever considered a chemical facial peel? Laser skin resurfacing techniques are also used for tattoo removal