Today there are a myriad of choices for skin rejuvenation. As you ponder what you may want to have done, it’s imperative to understand how different treatments can achieve various objectives, in varying degrees, with either a temporary or long-lasting result.
If you prefer a long-term, all-inclusive treatment plan, rather than simply treating wrinkles and spots individually or gradually over time, ask our physicians about the benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing, also known as Laser Dermabrasion.
Whether you treat the entire face or prefer to target precise areas, Laser Skin Resurfacing accomplishes more than just diminish the manifestation of facial flaws. It can eradicate signs of sun damage like wrinkles and discoloration, and it can drastically improve depressions in the skin, such as acne scarring. If you have less photo damage, or if you desire a faster recuperation time, you can select a Laser Peel.
How do Laser Resurfacing treatments with the Spectrum Multi-Platform Laser work?
The Spectrum Laser performs extremely efficiently and the Laser treatments work safely on all skin types. The short pulse duration avoids overheating the skin, which eliminates treatment pain and reduces the risk of adverse effects typically seen with the previous generation of long-pulsed lasers.
Delivering such high energy in a short pulse duration confines the laser’s energy to the targeted region without allowing it to affect the surrounding skin. This provides several benefits including increased efficiency, safety and patient comfort.
Are Laser Skin Resurfacing treatments safe?
Lasers have been used in Cosmetic Surgery for over 20 years and have been proven to provide safe, predictable results. Alternative treatments such as Deep Chemical Peels and Dermabrasion have essentially been replaced by laser procedures, due to the precision and uniformity that Laser Skin Resurfacing provides.
What is the difference between a Light and Deep Skin Resurfacing?
Since Laser Resurfacing is extremely accurate, Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj can customize treatment based on the nature and extent of skin damage, skin type and your individual requirements for recovery time. Some patients may opt for deeper resurfacing for its full effect, while others only require light resurfacing or want a faster recovery. Either way, the Spectrum Multi-Platform/ IPL Laser reverses damage and offers substantial cosmetic enhancement.
How long will my recovery be from Laser Skin Resurfacing treatments?
For moderate to deep Skin Resurfacing, your skin will go through an initial healing period, which can include weeping and crusting that typically lasts 7 to 10 days. At this point, most patients resume normal activities and makeup can be used. Your fresh, new skin will look reddish pink, a clear indication that you’re healing and that blood is nourishing the growth of new skin cells. This redness fades progressively within 4 to 12 weeks, based on skin type and depth of laser treatment. For light resurfacing, patients can typically return to normal activities within 5 to 7 days, and redness vanishes within 3 to 5 weeks. Naturally, following the Doctor’s instructions for post-operative care will expedite healing.
Does Laser Skin Resurfacing hurt?
Treatments are performed in our office using a Local Anesthetic. Because each patient’s pain tolerance varies, Dr. Slupchynskyj will customize his approach to ensure your comfort, during and after the procedure.
What kind of results can I expect, and how long will the results of my Skin Resurfacing treatment last?
Laser resurfacing can restore your skin to a healthy state, akin to that of skin that has not endured sun damage or scarring. With proper sun protection, results can remain for over 5 years. In regions where muscle activity is strong, lines may start to re-emerge sooner.
As skin continues to age at a normal rate, you might decide to maintain results with a “touch-up” Skin Resurfacing treatment.