Laser Skin Resurfacing For Patchy Rough Discolored Skin
Laser skin resurfacing helps you to reduce rough uneven skin surfaces, removes wrinkles, lessens age spots and can reduce the impact of acne scars and spider veins. See if you qualify for laser surgery treatments.
Laser Skin Resurfacing Review Of Patient Benefits And Issues
Appearance Changes You Can Get. Laser skin resurfacing is remarkably gentle, in terms of what you experience during your procedure. The energy parameters, or tuning, of the laser skin resurfacing unit allow your doctor to precisely focus the broad-spectrum light pulse into or across your treatment area. What do people look for? Dermatologists estimate that perhaps 80% or more of the adult population experience some form of skin surface abnormality… rough uneven patches… lines, wrinkles and deep furrows… benign pigment age spots… sun damaged skin… broken capillaries.. acne scars. Most of these skin conditions can be treated successfully with laser resurfacing.
How Long Will Laser Skin Resurfacing Results Last. Age, lifestyle, exposure to the sun and environment, diet and exercise levels, family heredity, current health status of your skin are contributing factors as to how long laser skin resurfacing treatment results can last. Fort most people, a laser skin resurfacing treatment plan requires multiple sessions over 2 to 3 months in order to achieve the appearance that you realistically expect. Thereafter, as your skin undergoes its normal day-to-day growth and change, you may notice past symptoms reappearing. Decision? Unless your appearance goals are more radical, requiring actual cosmetic surgery in combination with laser skin resurfacing, then you’ll want to revisit your treatment plan after 4 to 6 months.
The Technical Side Of Laser Skin Resurfacing. Treatment areas are defined, such as your entire face… nose… neck… cheeks. Your skin should be free from local infection. No anesthetic is necessary. Light spectrum or energy parameters are “dialed up”, based on the laser skin resurfacing symptoms and your skin type. Laser light, which is high energy ‘clean’ photo electrons generated in a pulse-like pattern, flows through a glass instrument and is administered over your skin. You’ll hardly feel anything other than a gentle warming effect. Treatments last minutes, perhaps up to one hour depending on the surface area of skin requiring resurfacing. Outer dermal tissue layers are gently removed, revealing softer clear and more youthful looking skin.
Selecting The Best Laser Surgeon. Interview at least three surgeons before settling on the laser skin resurfacing specialist to handle your treatment.
What About Laser Treatment Health Risks. Laser skin resurfacing is non-invasive, light based, and produces negligible side effects. Typically, patients experience no ‘down time’ to recover after laser skin resurfacing.
Costs And Financing Options. Laser skin treatment plans are “elective” procedures. You do the paying, not your health care insurer, unless a medical risk condition can be shown. Get detailed cost estimates about your laser resurfacing treatment plan, and ask whether patient financing is available. Individual sessions may cost from $250 to $500 or more, based on the skin surface area and time required.