What is superficial skin resurfacing?
Superficial skin resurfacing improves skin texture and tone, smoothes wrinkles, and diminishes brown spots. In short, this procedure erases those factors that add years to our appearance, restoring youthful vitality.
Best of all, it does all this with no pain and no downtime. Providing the effective, dramatic results of ablative resurfacing treatments-without its prolonged healing period-this procedure combines the best of both worlds. Superficial skin resurfacing restores skin to its fresh, healthy state, generally allowing patients to resume their normal routine almost immediately.
How does it work?
Superficial skin resurfacing is based on the principle of microthermal treatment zones. The laser pulses create tiny ablative zones, removing the epidermis and upper dermis. The treatment then triggers the body’s natural healing process, stimulating the growth of new, healthy skin tissue
The procedure treats small zones of the skin, leaving surrounding tissue untouched and intact. These large unaffected areas act as a reservoir for more effective and rapid tissue healing and collagen production. The bottom line: new, healthier, smoother tissue in place of skin imperfections.
What to expect?
Your physician will determine the ideal treatment plan for your needs. Generally, treatment involves two to four sessions, at four-week intervals. Right after treatment, you may feel a slight tingling sensation. You may experience slight swelling for a day or two. As new skin replaces dead tissue, your skin will flake, a sign that healing is underway. Your skin will look better immediately, and will steadily improve over the next few months.
Does it hurt?
It is far more comfortable than conventional laser skin resurfacing. It can be used on patients as a comfortable sensation.
Who can be treated and on what parts of the body?
Superficial skin resurfacing can be used on patients of most skin types anywhere on the body. Since this procedure spares healthy tissue, it can be performed on delicate skin areas, such as the face, neck, chest, and hands.
What are the advantages of Superficial skin resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing (LSR), chemical peels, dermabrasion, and microdermabrasion is commonly used to restore the youthful appearance to wrinkled, sun-damaged skin. While yielding excellent results, LSR often involves discomfort and significant downtime. That means an extended period indoors, with no sun exposure – an impossibility for many active and working patients.
Compared to other methods, superficial skin resurfacing saves patients time and discomfort. In short, it offers the best of both worlds, superior results, yet no pain and no downtime.
What are the rewards of acne skin resurfacing?
- Improves skin texture and firmness
- Safe and effective treatment for face, neck, chest, arms, and hands
- Little or no discomfort
- No downtime
- Long-term effectiveness