Who is a Candidate for Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Most laser skin resurfacing procedures are performed on the face, but it is possible to have this treatment on other parts of the body such as the neck, arms or legs. There are different types of laser skin resurfacing techniques for each type of skin color, but this procedure works best on pale skin.
The goal of laser skin resurfacing is to reduce any abnormalities on the skin or to create a different skin texture. First, you should schedule a consultation with Dr. Ort to discuss your skin problems that require treatment. During this consultation, you should provide your health history that includes any allergic reactions to other treatments in the past.
How is Laser Skin Resurfacing Performed?
You do not need general anesthesia for laser skin resurfacing, but we can apply a numbing gel on the skin. The laser that we use does not heat your skin, but the pulsating rays of light will change the condition of the surface and underlying layers of your skin.
The laser is controlled by a machine that regulates the pulses of light precisely while Dr. Ort moves the handheld laser over the area of skin that requires treatment. This cosmetic process works by breaking apart the molecular bonds in the skin abnormalities, and the laser skin resurfacing treatment will also stimulate the production of additional elastin and collagen that can give the skin a more youthful appearance. The treatment time for laser skin resurfacing varies, but it will last for less than two hours.