Thanks to numerous facial rejuvenation treatments, you don’t have to worry about many skin problems anymore. As we age, fine lines and wrinkles become more visible, and while topical creams make great promises, most don’t have an impact on signs of aging. For the unversed, skin resurfacing laser is a type of procedure done for skin rejuvenation. Laser skin resurfacing can be either ablative or non-ablative. In this post, we are sharing the basics of both.
What is ablative skin resurfacing?
This kind of laser removes the epidermis and treats the skin underneath (called the dermis). Ablative skin resurfacing stimulates the production of collagen, and as the epidermis regrows back, the facial skin feels tighter, smoother, and younger. The CO2 laser treatment is a good example of ablative skin resurfacing.
What is non-ablative skin resurfacing?
More common treatment for facial rejuvenation is non-ablative skin resurfacing, where intense pulsed light is used to boost collagen production. As the name suggests, this is a less invasive treatment and has no downtime. Compared to the ablative treatment, this kind of treatment is less effective but more preferred by many people.
The benefits of laser resurfacing
There are several known benefits of laser resurfacing. First and foremost, it treats fine lines and minor wrinkles effectively. If you have deeper wrinkles, you may want to consider other treatments, such as Botox and dermal fillers. In most cases, laser resurfacing is recommended for treatment of uneven skin tone, sagging skin and first signs of aging. The results are quite impressive, but it is wise to talk to the aesthetician to know if laser resurfacing is right for your current skin issues. You may also need maintenance sessions from time to time, and for the first time, you may need at least two to three sessions.
Is laser skin resurfacing expensive?
Compared to some of the other cosmetic procedures, laser skin resurfacing is safer and definitely more useful than other noninvasive procedures. Also, it is less expensive when compared to many other treatments.
There are minimal to low side effects of laser skin resurfacing, which is precisely the reason behind its popularity. If you are considering this, make sure to select a known clinic, because under the experience of a known and reliable doctor/aesthetician, the risks can be minimized considerably. Also, you must avoid sun exposure immediately after laser skin resurfacing and follow the necessary aftercare suggestions.