Laser Skin Resurfacing
Today, you have a variety of options when it comes to rejuvenating your appearance. One of the newest is laser resurfacing, which can reduce facial wrinkles, scars and blemishes. Newer laser technologies give your plastic surgeon a new level of control in laser surfacing, permitting extreme precision, especially in delicate areas.
It’s all about using beams of light. Laser skin resurfacing is also known as a laser peel, laser vaporization or lasabrasion. Your surgeon uses the laser to send short, concentrated pulsating beams of light at irregular skin. This removes unwanted, damaged skin in a very precise manner one layer at a time. This targeted approach means there are fewer problems with hypopigmentation, or a lightening of skin for procedures such as laser acne scar removal. The laser beam used in laser resurfacing will remove your outer layer of skin, called the epidermis. It simultaneously heats the underlying skin, called the dermis. This action works to stimulate growth of new collagen fibers. As the treated area heals, the new skin that forms is smoother and firmer.
Laser resurfacing can improve minor facial flaws, such as:
- Fine lines or wrinkles around or under your eyes, forehead or mouth.
- Scars from acne or chickenpox.
- Non-responsive skin after a facelift.
- Aged or sun-damaged skin.
- Improve your complexion if you have yellowish or greyish skin tones.
This procedure is a superficial skin resurfacing treatment providing great results with the minimal downtime. A MicroLaserPeel (MLP) removes a thin layer of damaged skin to improve texture and give you a more youthful appearance. The MicroLaserPeel’s beam is scanned over a treatment area to remove very thin layer of the skin. Removing the top layer eliminates some of the damaged cell that that can give skin that tired, aged look. As the skin heals, fresh new cells grow and resurface the area. The result is healthier –looking skin, often with reduced wrinkles and improved color evenness making skin go from looking tired to vibrant. Conditions treated with a MLP are mild wrinkles, scars, keratosis, sun damage and pigment irregularities. The most popularly areas treated are the face, neck, chest and hands.