When you have blotches, scars, wrinkles, or lines on your face due to aging, acne, or too much sun exposure, laser skin resurfacing may help you look younger and healthier.
With laser skin resurfacing, layers of skin are removed layer by layer. The new skin cells formed during healing give a tighter, younger-looking surface. In conjunction with other cosmetic procedures on the face, the procedure can create a tighter, younger-looking surface.
Understanding The Meaning Of Laser Skin Resurfacing
Dermatologists and physicians perform laser skin resurfacing, a skincare procedure. In this procedure of laser facial treatment, lasers are used to smooth and improve the skin’s texture.
The laser type you need depends on your dermatologist’s recommendations. Ablative lasers may be recommended, while non-ablative lasers may not. Carbon dioxide (CO2) and Erbium are two examples of ablative lasers.
Both types of ablative lasers remove the skin from the surface. Scars, warts, and deep wrinkles can be removed using CO2 laser resurfacing treatments. In addition to treating fine lines and wrinkles, Erbium is also used to treat other superficial skin concerns.
Rosacea, spider veins, and acne-related skin concerns can all be treated with non-ablative lasers. Among them are pulsed-light and pulsed-dye lasers. A non-ablative laser, however, does not remove any layers of skin.
Who Is The Best Person For This Procedure?
If over-the-counter (OTC) products cannot resolve age-related, sun-related, or acne-related skin concerns, this procedure may be an option.
Among the skin concerns for which laser resurfacing is effective are:
- Spots of aging
- Scars from acne
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- The crow’s feet
- Skin that sags
- Unequal skin tone
- An enlarged oil gland
It is also essential to consider your natural skin tone when deciding whether this is the correct type of cosmetic procedure for you. Because people with lighter skin tones carry a reduced risk of hyperpigmentation, they are often good candidates.
The American Board of Cosmetic Surgeons (ABCS) points out that this is a misconception regarding laser resurfacing. For getting the best results in patients with darker skin tones, dermatologists or doctors specializing in laser procedures should be consulted (e.g., Erbium lasers).
If you have acne breakouts or excessively sagging skin, this procedure may not suit you.
What Is It Going To Cost?
Medical insurance doesn’t covers laser resurfacing cost because it’s considered a cosmetic procedure.
Lasers vary in price depending on their type. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) estimates that non-ablative laser treatments will cost approximately $1,031 per session, and ablative laser treatments will cost roughly $2,330 per session.
Several laser resurfacing sessions may be necessary to achieve the results you desire. As well as the number of sessions you need, the cost will also be affected by the treated area. Some dermatologists with more experience could charge more per appointment as well.
The Results You Can Expect
Laser treatments that aren’t ablative don’t pose the same risk of side effects, but it may take multiple treatments to obtain the desired results. On the other hand, lasers that can correct your concerns in one treatment may not be as effective. There is no one-size-fits-all solution as each result depends on the extent of the initial concerns. Once you’ve had your treatment sessions, you can expect your results to last several years. But they won’t last forever. You might need to repeat the procedure at a certain point in time.