Facial laser skin resurfacing works by directing a beam of light to an irregularity in the skin, such as wrinkles, sun damage, spider veins or enlarged blood vessels. This removes the abnormality without scarring or damage, while stimulating collagen production to tighten the surrounding tissue, resulting in improved skin texture and reduced signs of aging.
Unlike other treatments that remove an outer layer of skin and require significant healing time, laser treatment works by gently penetrating the skin to destroy the underlying vessels and pigment that are the cause of the problem. The outer skin itself is not damaged. The laser skin treatment causes only minimal discomfort and any initial soreness is easily alleviated with a cold air cooling system.
Typically several sessions are required for full-face treatment. The average treatment takes about 15 – 20 minutes. Results may be seen after the first few treatments. The treatment can be performed in a relaxed, comfortable manner without the use of anesthetics or gel. You’ll be able to return to normal activities immediately, though sunscreen should be applied as a post-treatment precaution.