Laser skin resurfacing provides effective treatment to repair and rejuvenate damaged skin. This treatment can diminish the appearance of wrinkles, scars, and uneven skin tone to leave the treated area looking younger and more attractive.

What Conditions Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Treat?

Laser skin resurfacing is useful in eliminating or diminishing the appearance of wrinkles, stretch marks, scars, age spots, spider veins, warts, birthmarks, enlarged pores, tattoos, or sun-damaged skin.

What Are the Advantages of Laser Skin Resurfacing Over Other Procedures?

Laser skin resurfacing is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that offers patients many advantages over traditional methods, such as chemical peels and microdermabrasion, since it results in many fewer side effects. Laser resurfacing minimizes discomfort, bleeding, and bruising.

How Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Work?

A laser beam of intense, precisely focused light targets the surface skin in order to reveal the undamaged layer beneath.

What Is the Difference Between Ablative and Non-Ablative Treatment?

During ablative laser skin resurfacing, the laser beams actually vaporize a layer of skin. During non-ablative resurfacing, the laser energy tightens underlying skin and stimulates collagen growth. Ablative treatment actually causes a wound, whereas non-ablative treatment does not.

What Is Fractional Ablative Treatment?

This procedure targets specific areas with pinpointed laser microbeams to peel away smaller sections of skin than conventional ablative treatment.

How Long Does Laser Resurfacing Treatment Take?

The laser resurfacing procedure normally takes between 30 and 90 minutes, depending on the size and location of the targeted area and on the type of treatment. Since each individual's skin condition is unique, some people may have satisfactory results with one treatment, but others may require two or more sessions to achieve the dramatic results they seek.

What Is Recovery From Laser Resurfacing Like?

If non-ablative treatment has been performed, some redness and peeling of the affected skin is to be expected. Patients may experience mild swelling and discomfort but should be able to resume regular activities within a short time. If the patient has undergone ablative resurfacing, there will be some crusting and oozing of the skin as it heals, and recovery time will extend to several weeks, during which time strenuous activities must be avoided. In both cases, sun exposure is to be avoided during the healing period.

Is Laser Skin Resurfacing Considered Safe?

Yes, this procedure is considered safe for most patients. There is only a minor risk of complications such as skin pigmentation, scarring, or infection.

Who Is the Ideal Candidate for Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Ideal candidates for laser skin resurfacing are adults with sun damage, fine lines, wrinkles, or texture on their skin. While laser skin resurfacing is designed to eliminate all of these skin concerns, ideal candidates should be able to maintain realistic expectations regarding the results of their treatment.

If you are someone who has active acne, darker skin tone, deep wrinkles, or sagging skin, you may not be a suitable candidate for this procedure. We recommend that patients who are currently pregnant or planning to become pregnant avoid laser treatments until after childbirth.

Are There Any Risks With Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Although rare, laser skin resurfacing treatments can involve a few risks. These risks include:

  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Pain
  • Skin discoloration

Is Laser Skin Resurfacing Painful?

During your laser skin resurfacing treatment in Aventura, FL, you may feel a slight stinging sensation as the laser comes into contact with your skin. Many patients do not find this sensation overly painful, and it can be easily managed. At Aventura Dermatology, we take great care to provide all of our patients with high-quality treatment that prioritizes their comfort and safety.

While this treatment is minimally painful, common side effects such as swelling, redness, or itching may occur. After 12 to 72 hours, these side effects will disappear.

How Often Will I Need Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment?

Depending on your skin goals, you may need more than one laser skin resurfacing treatment. Most patients achieve great improvement in the appearance of their skin after a series of three to five treatments, each one month apart. However, as the skin continues to replace itself over time, you may experience changes to the appearance of your skin after your initial treatment. To maintain your desired look, we recommend patients undergo a laser skin resurfacing treatment every six months.

Schedule a Consultation for Laser Skin Resurfacing in Aventura, FL

If you are interested in a laser skin resurfacing treatment, schedule a consultation at Aventura Dermatology today by clicking here. To learn more about how laser skin resurfacing can benefit you, call us at 754-205-9464 to reach a team member at our location in Aventura, FL.

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