If you’re like many middle-aged men and women, you are constantly trying to maintain your youth. However, years of exposure to the sun’s harmful rays combined with the natural effects of aging can cause various imperfections on the skin. As time passes, these irregularities worsen, causing people to look much older than they really are. Luckily, laser skin resurfacing offers a way to effectively eliminate the apparent flaws on the skin and restore an attractive appearance to the face.
The following conditions can be corrected through laser skin resurfacing:
How does it work?
Laser skin resurfacing is carried out by applying a beam of light directly to the skin, where pulses of energy are able to reach even the deepest levels of tissue. Laser skin resurfacing is performed by applying a pulsating beam of light directly to the skin. As the light energy penetrates the deep layers of the skin to destroy the affected blood vessels, collagen production is stimulated to promote new skin growth.
Unlike other skin treatments that involve removing the top layer of skin, your face will not need a significant amount of downtime to heal. Since there is a minimal discomfort associated with laser skin resurfacing, the entire procedure is be done under local anesthesia. Although you can expect to see a noticeable improvement after just one 20 minute treatment, multiple sessions are usually recommended to achieve the best results possible.
What happens before and after treatment?
Before the procedure is performed, it is best to refrain from smoking and taking anti-inflammatory drugs for two weeks and drinking alcohol for at least one week before treatment. You should also prepare your skin by making sure it is clean the morning of your appointment.
After laser skin resurfacing is complete, you may experience slight swelling and redness in your face. This is normal, as cold compression and over the counter pain reliever will effectively alleviate these symptoms.
To find out if you are a candidate for laser skin resurfacing, we encourage you to contact our Orem, Utah practice today. Call (801) 418-8172 or fill out our online contact form to get started. Dr. Trenton Jones is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) and looks forward to helping you achieve your goals while providing lasting results.