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Now, many women have a variety of available options to make the skin on their face, shoulders and neck look vibrant and youthful. The process of laser skin resurfacing produces an intense beam of light that can gently vaporize skin tissue to diminish blemishes, scars, and wrinkles, while sealing off blood vessels. Adjusted to deliver a specific wavelength of light, the laser generates a unique intensity and pulse duration. Targeted to be highly selective, the effective skin resurfacing treatment provides optimal results with little to no pain.

The Process of Skin Resurfacing

Developed to diminish cosmetic flaws, the skin resurfacing procedure eliminates wrinkles, acne scars, and sun damaged skin, along with the signs of aging. Using a wand-like laser hand piece, the intense laser beam targets undesired skin cells, fine lines and wrinkles to make them “disappear”. What is left behind are new, freshly exposed skin cells that often makes the patient appear more youthful. This relatively bloodless procedure can be set to control the exact depth of penetration into the surface of the skin, to maximize its precision and optimize the results.

Soften Wrinkles and Improve Skin Texture

Dermatologist and surgeons with years of extensive experience using laser instruments have the skills necessary to erase wrinkles and fine lines on the face, while tightening and smoothing eyelid skin. Their abilities can soften frown lines and laugh lines, while improving the texture and tone of facial skin. The device will flatten scars and remove any splotchy or brown spotted skin. It can also diminish “crow’s feet” at the corner of the eyes.

Minimal Discomfort

The process of laser skin resurfacing creates only a minimal amount of discomfort, during the procedure. The dermatological surgeon will often prescribed a mild pain medication before the treatment begins. After the procedure, every treated area should be kept moist using surgical bandages and appointment for at least the first couple of days.

Patients that have received laser skin resurfacing treatments note that they experience a pink or red skin reaction that is often covered with a thin layer of crust. The surgeon typically recommends the patient protect the treated areas from sunlight for the first 7 to 14 days. After the healing process is completed, the patient should apply sunblock lotion over all newly exposed skin.

A laser skin resurfacing treatment is offered as an alternative solution to more harsh methods including microdermabrasion, chemical peels and liposuction of the neck and face.

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