Laser Skin Resurfacing
5 Common Questions You May Have
Laser skin resurfacing treatments have become an integral part of anti-aging regime for most people. In the past, laser treatments were painful and had long downtime and they were not a popular choice for the busy men and women.
In recent years, people have once again become more receptive to laser resurfacing as new medical technology has improved the effectiveness of the treatment with shorter downtime. As with all medical aesthetic treatments, there are beneficial outcomes and potential risks. In this article, we aim to address some common questions people have when it comes to laser resurfacing treatments.
How Does Laser Resurfacing Treatment Work?
Laser skin resurfacing treatments are effective skin rejuvenation treatments to incorporate into your anti-aging regime. It is important to understand what the different laser resurfacing treatments have to offer before deciding what you want to do.
Laser treatments use energy to penetrate different layers of skin to improve your overall skin condition and smoothen out any facial wrinkles or pigmentations you may have.
There are generally two types of laser resurfacing procedure:
- Ablative laser – To remove superficial layers of dead skin. Most ablative laser treatments include carbon dioxide (CO2) laser and the erbium laser.
- Non-ablative laser – This does not break the skin. It stimulates collagen growth and tightens underlying skin.
What Is the Difference Between Ablative Laser or Non-Ablative Laser Treatment?
The difference between ablative and non-ablative laser treatment is that ablative lasers remove the superficial layers of the skin, while non-ablative laser does not break the surface of the skin. Non-ablative lasers heat up the underlying skin tissue to stimulate collagen production.
Should I Undergo Ablative Laser or Non-Ablative Laser Treatment?
Ablative lasers are a great option for people who want to treat mild to moderate wrinkles, facial scars, and skin pigmentation. Good results can be seen with just one treatment. However, it is common for people to experience some swelling, redness, and crusting of the skin for a few days.
On the other hand, non-ablative lasers are great for people who want to improve general skin texture. Some non-ablative lasers can also treat fine lines, mild wrinkles and pigmentations too. One session is normally not sufficient to see obvious results but downtime is significantly shorter.
Who Is A Good Candidate For Ablative Laser or Non-Ablative Laser Treatment?
Most people are confused between ablative and non-ablative laser treatments and which is a better option to address their skin problem.
Generally, ablative laser resurfacing is best for people with:
- General signs of facial aging
- Deep scars, wrinkles and fine lines
- Want to see fast results
- Can experience long downtime
On the other hand, non-ablative laser resurfacing treatment is best suited for people who:
- Younger people looking for general anti-aging treatment
- Experiencing mild to moderate signs of aging
- Not able to tolerate long downtime
- Willing to undergo a few sessions to see results
What Are My Options?
It depends on the treatment depth you need as well as your lifestyle. Your doctor may choose from one or from a combination of the following treatments, depending on your skin type:
CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing is an effective procedure to reduce wrinkles, fine lines and acne scars on the face. Its precise and gentle treatment makes it an effective treatment to be used for delicate areas such as around the eyes and mouth.
LASEMD Skin Perfecting Laser is a fractional thulium laser that is great for reversing signs of aging by erasing wrinkles and fine lines from your skin. At the same time, the LASEMD serum improves the skin texture and brightens the skin by infusing the active ingredients deep into the skin.
Clear + Brilliant Laser is an effective, gentle laser treatment to fight effects of aging skin. It uses Erbium:Glass laser to stimulate skin renewal. After a couple of sessions, you will see improvement in pore size, skin texture, and skin tone. Wrinkles and fine lines will also reduce in appearance.
Unsure about the difference between ablative and non-ablative lasers? Not sure which is the better option for you? Find out more about the different laser treatments available and how to incorporate this into your anti-aging regime.
Guest Contributor Radium Medical Aesthetics
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