How a laser Can Help?
Laser resurfacing is a treatment to reduce facial wrinkles and skin irregularities, such as blemishes or acne scars.
The technique directs short, concentrated pulsating beams of light at irregular skin, precisely removing skin layer by layer. This popular procedure is also called lasabrasion, laser peel, or laser vaporization.
Who Is a Good Candidate For Laser Resurfacing?
If you have fine lines or wrinkles around your eyes or mouth or on your forehead, shallow scars from acne, or non-responsive skin after a facelift, then you may be a good candidate for laser skin resurfacing.
If you have acne or if you have very dark skin, you may not be a candidate. This technique is also not recommended for stretch marks. You should discuss whether laser resurfacing is right for you by consulting with the doctor before having the procedure done.
Lasers are used in many types of surgical procedures. Some examples include
- Cosmetic surgery (to remove tattoos, scars, stretch marks, sunspots, wrinkles, birthmarks, spider veins or hair)
- Refractive eye surgery (to reshape the cornea in order to correct or improve vision as in LASIK or PRK)
- Dental procedures (such as endodontic/periodontic procedures, tooth whitening, and oral surgery)
- General surgery (such as tumor removal, cataract removal, breast surgery, plastic surgery and most other surgical procedures)