If you’ve ever considered ways of improving your skin’s texture and tone with a single treatment, you may be curious to learn more about a procedure called laser skin resurfacing. The team at Olack Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery offers this treatment for those looking for a nonsurgical way of enhancing the skin’s appearance and health quickly and easily! Below are just a few of the more commonly asked questions from our patients.
What is laser skin resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing is a non-invasive procedure that uses lasers to remove the outer layers of damaged or aged skin, revealing smoother and younger-looking skin underneath.
How does it work?
During the treatment, a laser beam is directed onto the targeted area of the skin. The heat from the laser helps to remove damaged skin cells while also stimulating collagen production for improved texture and tone.
What can it treat?
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scarring
- Uneven skin tone or texture
- Sun damage
- Age spots
We often recommend this treatment for those looking for overall improvements in their complexion with minimal downtime. However, it can also be used to target specific concerns, such as wrinkles or acne scarring.
What can I expect during and after the treatment?
Some patients may experience slight discomfort during the treatment, but a topical numbing cream can be applied beforehand to help minimize any discomfort. After the treatment, you may notice some redness and swelling in the recently treated area, but this subsides within a few days. Results are generally visible immediately, with continued improvement over the next few weeks as collagen production continues.
Is there any downtime associated with laser skin resurfacing?
There may be some initial redness and swelling in the treated area, but overall, there is minimal downtime associated with laser skin resurfacing. Most patients are able to resume their normal daily activities within a day or two.
How do I learn more?
Contact Olack Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Show Low, AZ, to learn more about your options for skin enhancement. Call 928-537-6767 to request a visit with our providers to discuss this and other nonsurgical skin treatment procedures available for consideration.