As we age, our skin begins to show signs of wear and tear. Pollution, junk food, stress, genetics and UV damage from the sunlight all play a role in the aging of our skin, causing wrinkles, sagging, blemishes and age spots. And that can cause a person to feel less attractive or older than their age. Having a blemish free skin, with a clearer, more youthful complexion enhances our appearance and boosts our self-confidence. Skin resurfacing achieves this by removing the most damaged out layers of skin, resulting in new healthy skin cell growth and revealing the healthier looking skin beneath. Anyone who wishes to reverse the signs of aging and stress can get it done to look younger and healthier again. Skin resurfacing mostly focuses on faces and its skin.
Treatment option: Cutera Laser Genesis
Our Cutera device provides the best in class skin resurfacing option for on-the-go individuals and requires minimal downtime for recovery. It works by removing damaged skin layers with precision. With it varying wavelength options, your doctor can select how deep the laser penetrates, depending on skin type and your goals, ensuring that you get the best results for your money and time. The result is a clear radiant complexion, free of wrinkles and age spots, making you look and feel younger.
Other treatment options include:
- Microdermabrasion and dermabrasion, which works by sanding away the uppermost layers of the skin, and usually requires 5 to 10 sessions before a result can be seen.
- Chemical Peels, which work by removing outer layers of skin using a chemical solution, revealing a more youthful, smoother complexion.
- Micro-needling, which uses micro-needles to trigger a natural healing response and new collagen and elastin production, as well as new healthy skin cells.
- Skin fillers and Botox injections are also employed for a younger looking skin.
Number of visits, and how long each visit on average for laser treatment?
An average visit for laser skin resurfacing can last anywhere from 45 minutes to two hours, for the face alone. The number of visits ranges from two to four or more, depending upon the state of skin at the start of the treatment.
Side Effects laser treatment
The most usual side effects related to laser treatment include swelling and redness. Using ice packs can reduce the swelling and moisturizers are used for soothing effects. More adverse but rare side effects include burns from the laser heat, skin infection and scarring.
Recovery Time laser treatment
Recovery time after laser skin resurfacing ranges from 10 to 21 days. The skin peels after five to seven days of the procedure. Itching is common for the first 2 – 3 days. There may be scab formation, which can be reduced by use of petroleum jelly. The doctor may prescribe steroids to counter swelling around the eyes. Sunscreen application, avoiding direct sunlight and use of moisturizers are very important in quick healing and better results.
Oil-free makeup can be used as soon as the skin heals to mask the redness, which can last from two to three months in some cases.