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Laser Skin Resurfacing

By Edited May 10, 2015 0 0

Laser surface removal or "laser peels" is usually applied to minimize the manifestation of fine lines, predominantly around the parts in the region of the upper lips and the eyes. It can also be an helpful option for treating scars on the face or patches of unequal hyperpigmentation. Laser skin epidermus removal is carried out both on the whole face in addition to certain facial areas.

The procedure is normally done in conjunction with another beauty treatment, for example a facelift or surgery of the eyelid. The advantages of laser epidermal removal of the skin are ahead of those provided by another skin renewal solution. It is thought to be the ideal operation to make sure complete enhancement of badly photo damaged skin.
 
Skin damage brought about by photo aging shows up in a variety of varieties for example rhytides and actinic keratoses, sometimes scarring from extreme acne, surgical procedures, or trauma. This 'on the surface' skin damage can lead to significant psychological injury to these patients. Most of these problems can however be efficiently cured by laser disfigurement resurfacing.

The laser resurfacing process uses a beam of light from a Carbon Dioxide laser. The methodology is to destroy the epidermal surface levels of injured skin at specific and controlled depths of infiltration. A considerable optimistic side of laser skin resurfacing is that it produces less bleeding, reduced bruising and far less post-operative discomfort than is normally seen with different resurfacing treatments.

Eligibility for having laser Skin Resurfacing

Before you proceed with laser resurfacing, you need to consult a health care professional to check your eligibility.
The doctor should incorporate a thorough evaluation of the problematic area. The condition of your skin will also play a vital part in this aspect. For example, dark skin types are more liable to experience difficulties from variable skin pigmentation after a laser procedure.
 
Skin conditions responsive to laser treatment

A full-face laser resurfacing treatment is possibly going to generate dramatic results especially in aged, sun-damaged skin in situations actinic and seborrheic keratosis, lentigines, and telangiectasias are common. Besides, Carbon Dioxide laser treatment surprisingly provides superior results for all scar type.

However, laser scar resurfacing is a superior alternative for saucer-shaped distensible spots, instead of pitted scars for which dermabrasion is a better choice. Laser scar resurfacing can also be considered a good option for issues like atrophic facial scarring, hypertrophic scarring and traumatic scars, which could also be ablated resulting in a substantial improvement of their appearance. Laser scar resurfacing can be exceptionally good at fading the scarring with the texture and coloring of the person's skin.

Skin Conditions that aren't appropriate for laser resurfacing

Laser resurfacing has certain limitations too. For instance, the treatment is not that effective in dealing with nasolabial folds.

Negative aspects and uncertainties in laser resurfacing

Handling of laser resurfacing by a qualified and experienced surgeon reduces the chances and level of complications. However, the outcome of the procedure isn't always completely predictable. The risks connected with this procedure, that you ought to be prepared for in this surgical procedure include -

  • burns or different injuries caused by the heat of the laser beam
  • scarring
  • obvious lightening or darkening of skin patches that have undegone treatment


Sometimes the healing process seems abnormal or to be taking a long time. Besides, at times there is indication of irregular pigmentation or scarring. In these instances other actions and treatments may be required.  The dangers can be reduced to a great extent by selecting a qualified plastic surgeon specially trained in laser treatment procedures.

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