LASER SKIN RESURFACING OVERVIEW
Laser skin resurfacing promises facial rejuvenation. There are many types of laser. The benefits of each are expounded by various practitioners. They all work by removing the top layer of skin and stimulating collagen beneath.
WHAT TO EXPECT WITH LASER SKIN RESURFACING
A protective gel is applied and protective eye-wear must be worn. A gentle anaesthetic may be used but the client is often advised to take OTC pain medication before the treatment. Then the handheld laser is passed over the face in sections. Expect to be offered skin care products before and after the treatment. The hand-held laser “gun” delivers a very precise treatment. It primarily removes the outer layer of skin and stimulates the regrowth of new skin containing stronger collagen fibres. Laser treatment can resurface any area of the face including under the eyes or indeed the entire face. Collagen continues to be stimulated up to 6 months after the treatment.
BENEFITS OF LASER SKIN RESURFACING
Cleared, tighter, fresher skin that will continue improving.
There may be redness and a slight swelling after the treatment. Sunscreen should be worn. The treatment tends to be relatively expensive.