Laser Skin Resurfacing Specialist Questions and Answers

Has aging or acne left your face with lines, wrinkles, scars, or blotches? You should consider Laser Skin Resurfacing to look healthier and happier. Come to Reddy Aesthetics, we offer Laser Skin Resurfacing. For more information, call us now or schedule an appointment online. We serve patients from Bixby Knolls Long Beach CA, Huntington Beach CA, Lakewood CA, Paramount CA, Bellflower CA, and Compton CA.

Laser Skin Resurfacing Specialist Questions and Answers
Laser Skin Resurfacing Specialist Questions and Answers

Aging, acne, or too much time in the sun can leave us with scars, blotches, lines, or wrinkles, affecting our overall appearance.

Are you worried about how your skin looks? If so, then laser skin resurfacing may help you look healthier and younger too. Laser skin resurfacing involves removing skin layer by layer with precision. The new skin cells that form during the healing process will actually give the skin a tighter and younger looking surface.

Before you have the procedure done, you should speak with your doctor to ensure that you are a good candidate. You should also let your doctor know your health background and your goals on the cosmetic enhancement front. The goal is for you to get the right treatment and to have the right results that will help boost your appearance and overall confidence.

Laser resurfacing is an outpatient procedure, which means you don’t have to stay overnight. Your doctor may treat wrinkles around your mouth, eyes, or forehead or your doctor may treat your entire face. For those small areas, your doctor may numb the areas being worked on with a local anesthetic and may also sedate you. If you are having your whole face treated, then a general anesthesia may likely be required.

Laser skin resurfacing is an effective procedure that will help rejuvenate you inside and out and the good news is that treating parts of the face takes about 45 minutes and the full-face treatment takes up to two hours.

How long does it take to recover from laser skin resurfacing?

Skin that is treated with laser resurfacing can react in all sorts of different ways, and most people may feel like they have a mild sunburn with some redness and swelling. You might also experience stinging or itching for a few days following the procedure. Depending on the treatment, some people may appear to have a sunburn. The skin may appear to be raw and may even blister. After about five days to a week after the laser skin resurfacing treatment, your skin might become dry and peel. The full recovery time, depending on the actual procedure and patient, is between one to two weeks.

How does laser skin resurfacing work?

The procedure for laser skin resurfacing is quite unique and innovative. Laser skin resurfacing can be used to treat the following concerns: scars, age spots, acne scars, crow’s feet, warts, uneven skin tone, sagging skin, and fine lines and wrinkles. The technique of laser skin resurfacing directs short, concentrated pulsating beams of light at aged or damaged skin, and precisely removes the skin layer by layer, and in the process promotes collagen production. New collagen fibers help produce new skin that is smoother and firmer.

Before and After of Laser Skin Resurfacing Patients

*Before and After Photo: Botox to Platysmal bands and Laser Skin Resurfacing of Neck.

Laser Skin Resurfacing using Erbium Laser

Is laser skin resurfacing permanent?

Just like many other cosmetic procedures, the clock goes backward but never turns off. Aging is a fact of life, but most of us want to age as gracefully as possible. While there is no permanent aesthetic treatment of the face, laser resurfacing can achieve noticeable results and it may help removed damaged skin on the surface and goes deep into the dermis to stimulate growth of new, healthy skin, therefore helping reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and scars. Laser skin resurfacing results are considered to be long lasting, and the longevity of the results can be extended with proper care. This means that skin care regiment, geographic location and sun exposure will all play a role in how long the results last following the treatment. Laser skin resurfacing is not permanent, but it can last quite a while with good upkeep.

If you are concerned about scars, wrinkles, or aging, then laser skin resurfacing might be something you should consider. We welcome you to contact us or book an appointment through our website as we offer laser skin resurfacing.