For aged skin, laser skin resurfacing treatments can remove years of damage in as little as one quick treatment. Patients who present acne scars, fine lines & wrinkles, irregular texture and even sun-induced “blotchiness” or redness can benefit from laser skin resurfacing.
However, there are several types of skin resurfacing available. A consultation is critical to choosing what is right for you.
How do you define skin resurfacing?
The term skin resurfacing can be defined as using lasers to help improve skin texture and appearance. Laser skin resurfacing targets the outer layer of your skin while simultaneously heating the layers underneath. This heating promotes collagen production. Your body naturally stops producing collagen in your 30’s. New collagen fibers will help produce skin that is smoother and firmer to the touch.
Depending on your individual needs, we might recommend either fractional ablative or non-ablative lasers.
Two Types of Resurfacing:
- Fractional Ablative Resurfacing removes the outer layers of the skin.
If you think you might want an aggressive treatment to achieve quick results like the photos below, you might want a fractional ablative skin resurfacing.
2. Non-ablative Resurfacing, on the other hand, does not remove any skin layers.
For less aggressive treatments, like our “lunchtime laser,” you might want to try our ClearLift. ClearLift is our non-ablative resurfacing. It will require more treatments, but you can return to your activities immediately and there is no downtime.
Non-ablative laser treatments do not pose as great of a risk for side effects, but you may need multiple treatments to achieve your desired results. On the other hand, ablative lasers might achieve your desires in one treatment. Remember though that with ablative laser, you will have downtime.