We all want healthy, youthful-looking skin, and for many people, skin resurfacing can help them achieve it.
Let’s look at the procedure a little more in-depth to learn about the benefits of skin resurfacing and to see whether or not it’s right for you.
Skin Resurfacing Basics
Skin resurfacing involves removing old layers of skin to rejuvenate the skin’s appearance and stimulate your body’s production of collagen. There are several different methods, but one of the most common is the use of lasers. The laser directs short, pulsating beams of light at your skin.
According to the Mayo Clinic, “Laser resurfacing can lessen the appearance of fine lines in the face. It can also treat loss of skin tone and improve your complexion.”
How Skin Resurfacing Can Benefit You
Whether or not skin resurfacing can benefit you depends on a number of factors. You need to be in good physical health and be a non-smoker. It’s also essential that you have realistic expectations about what the procedure can do for you.
Some benefits you may experience from having skin resurfacing include:
- An improved overall appearance of your skin
- Fewer fine lines and wrinkles
- More even skin tone
- Firmer and tighter skin
- Improved appearance of scars and discoloration
- Smaller appearance of pores
Additionally, skin resurfacing is a non-invasive way to help increase your confidence when it comes to the appearance and feel of your skin. Though you may need multiple treatments to achieve your desired results, you should see an immediate difference in your skin after the procedure. This improvement can last up to several years.
What Happens If You Are a Candidate for Skin Resurfacing?
If, after your consultation, your doctor decides you are a good candidate for skin resurfacing, they will provide you with steps to take to prepare for the procedure. This may include stopping certain medications, applying a topical retinoid for several weeks before the procedure and avoiding things like tanning beds and lying out in the sun at Jasmine Park.
The procedure itself is in-office, and you will be given a topical anesthetic to minimize any discomfort. You will be able to go home afterward, and your doctor will provide you with instructions on what to do during your recovery time, which should be minimal. You may experience some redness or swelling that can be treated with an ice pack if needed.
Skin resurfacing can quickly and easily improve the appearance of many common skin issues. To schedule a consultation to see if the procedure is right for you, contact the experts at Lake Jackson ENT today.