Skin Resurfacing Treatment Questions and Answers
Get rid of scars, warts or deep wrinkles with skin resurfacing technology, which we offer at Beleza Beauty House & Aesthetics. Please call us or schedule an appointment online. We serve patients from Brandon FL, Fishhawk FL, Valrico FL, Riverview FL, Plant City FL, Seffner FL, Apollo Beach FL, Tampa FL.
Laser technology is now a big part of the aesthetics industry and they are helping millions of men and women enhance their appearance with improved skin texture.
Skin resurfacing, commonly called laser skin resurfacing treatment, is an innovative skin care procedure that is normally performed by a physician or dermatologist, and the procedure can be used to treat one or more of the following conditions: scars, acne scars, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, enlarged oil glands, warts, and uneven skin tone.
What is skin resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing treatment sets out to target the outer layer of the skin while at the same time heats the lower layers in the dermis, promoting collagen production. New collagen fibers help produce new skin that is both smoother in texture and firmer to touch. Before the treatment, your skin needs to get prepared, so a series of treatments will be done several weeks before the procedure. When you arrive for the treatment, your doctor may apply a topical anesthetic to the area being treated in order to reduce any pain and make you as comfortable as possible. In the event you are having a large area of skin treated, then your doctor may suggest painkillers or a sedative. Once you are ready to go, your doctor will cleanse the skin in order to remove any excess dirt, oil, and bacteria. During the treatment, the laser is moved slowly around the designated area of skin. Once completed, your doctor may dress the treatment area in wraps to help protect the skin. Possible side effects are few and may include some burning, rash, swelling, and redness, but this goes away pretty quickly – a small price to pay to have your beauty back!
Is skin resurfacing permanent?
The results of laser skin resurfacing treatment are not permanent, and you may have to repeat the procedure again at some point. Results may vary based on the individual, their health, and the concerns being treated.
What exactly can I expect after a skin resurfacing treatment?
The procedure does not take long and since it’s not a surgery, you can leave the doctor’s office immediately following the procedure. Keep in mind too that recovery and downtime are necessary to help ensure that your skin heals properly, hence reducing your risk of side effects and at the same time helping you achieve the desired results. Healing usually takes three to ten days, and the larger area being treated will take longer in recovery time. During recovery, your skin may scab or appear red, and some slight peeling will occur, and you can utilize a steady flow of ice packs to help reduce any swelling that may occur. You won’t need to be stuck at home during the recovery process, but your doctor may advise you to avoid germ areas, like the gym, as this could increase your risk for infection.
How long will the results last?
On average, patients can expect the results to last anywhere from three to five years from having the procedure done. It is however possible for patients to extend their results during post-treatment. Sun protection, antioxidant supplements, hydration, maintaining a daily skin care regimen, healthy diet, and exercise are top tips in helping keep your skin healthy.
How can I decide on the right clinic for laser skin resurfacing?
Since the procedure is important and delicate, you should always do your homework in choosing the right healthcare provider to perform laser skin resurfacing treatment. Here are some questions to ask: how many sessions will I need? What is the recovery like? How might my health affect the overall results? What is your experience with my skin concerns and skin tone? What experience do you have with laser skin resurfacing?
If you think you are a good candidate for laser skin resurfacing or if you have any questions about the treatment and its benefits, we encourage you to contact us through our website. We are here to help with your beauty needs and we specialize in a wide variety of med spa services.
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