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Laser Resurfacing for Skin Polishing
As we age, the effects of sun damage and environmental pollutants begin to take their toll on our skin, creating lines and wrinkles on our faces. The face usually turns dull and the complexion loses its sheen.Laser resurfacing is a relatively new method of improving skin texture and appearance or to improve the skin polish. Laser resurfacing can also help minimize fine lines as they begin to occur, particularly those that form around the mouth and eyes. Laser treatments can be tailored to a variety of other skin problems as well. If you’re considering laser resurfacing read the following information or walk in for a personal consultation with your doctor at Karishma Cosmetic and Laser Centre.
How does laser resurfacing help polish the skin?
The laser removes layers of damaged and wrinkled skin so that new, smoother, and more vibrant looking skin can form. Depending on the type of laser and amount of surface skin removed, you may also see a significant improvement in the tightness and firmness of the skin.
Who is an ideal candidate?
In general, the best candidates for laser resurfacing are:
Unhappy with the appearance of wrinkles or brown spots, especially around mouth or eyes
Wanting to look younger and more refreshed
Free of active skin infections, including acne
Without any unusual scar formations, such as keloids
Is local or general anesthesia necessary?
To treat small areas of the skin’s surface, your doctor at Karishma Cosmetic & Laser Centre will most likely use a local anesthetic with or without an oral sedative. For complete facial resurfacing, physicians most commonly use intravenous sedation or a general anesthesia with monitoring of your ECG, breathing and other vital signs. Check with your doctor to see which method applies to the procedure that you have selected.
What is the actual procedure like?
Brief, high intensity emissions of light from the laser remove layers of damaged or wrinkled skin at precisely controlled levels of penetration.
The laser resurfacing procedure will follow these steps. First, the doctor, or an assistant, will cleanse your face to remove oils from the skin. Antibiotic is then applied to kill bacteria. A beam of light from a microphone-shaped instrument is passed over the skin to vaporize the outer layers of damaged skin. The laser can be programmed for varied levels of penetration. The doctor may choose to penetrate more deeply in some areas, in order to remove deep scars, stubborn spots, and wrinkles. As the laser works, you may hear it zapping, and smell smoke. Finally, your doctor, or his medical assistant, may apply a protective ointment or bandage to the treated area.
Is it a very long procedure?
The amount of time that the procedure takes varies, depending on the size of the area being treated, as well as the severity of the skin condition. It can last from just a few minutes to an hour and a half. The procedure may later be repeated to achieve desired results.
How much discomfort will I feel?
After the procedure, you may experience some swelling and discomfort. Cold packs are usually recommended to reduce the swelling. You will need to wash your face several times daily. You will need to be careful in caring for the treated area. After each washing, you will need to apply an ointment, such as petroleum jelly, to the treated area. Scabs may form, and last for about 10 days. You must not pick at the scabs.
What can I expect after the procedure?
After the surgery, the pain is mild to moderate. The amount of time needed for recovery depends on the depth of the resurfacing and the individual’s capacity to heal. Redness may persist for several weeks, or longer. The redness gradually lightens to pink, and then to a lighter, more natural color.
Make-up can be applied approximately two weeks after the procedure to cover-up the redness.
How often does this procedure need to be repeated?
Laser resurfacing generally removes most of the fine wrinkles and imperfections in the treated area, but natural facial movements and expressions eventually cause some of the lines to reappear. Like most other methods of skin resurfacing, laser treatments may be repeated to maintain the desired results. After laser resurfacing, daily sunscreen is highly recommended to protect the sensitive new skin from sun exposure. Your doctor will recommend a sun-block with both UVA and UVB protection to be applied daily. If resurfacing was done around your eyes, you should use sunglasses.
Will a combination of procedures produce better results?
Sometimes laser resurfacing is performed in conjunction with a facelift. Loose, sagging skin can be tightened and firmed by a face-lift, while the texture of the skin can be improved by laser resurfacing.
Other resurfacing options include chemical peels and dermabrasion. In general, laser resurfacing allows the doctor to more precisely control the depth of penetration than the other two methods. In addition, the controlled vaporization of the laser produces less bleeding, bruising, and post-operative discomfort. The speed of the emissions of the laser also lessens the risk of burns.
Your doctor will consider your expectations, the size of the area to be treated and other factors in deciding which method, or combination of methods is best for you.