Laser Resurfacing Treatment

Laser resurfacing is a cosmetic technique for advancing the overall appearance of one’s facial skin. This treatment is most commonly done for sun-damaged skin, wrinkles, scars, and other facial conditions that cause skin blemishes. The treatment utilizes a concentrated beam of light from a laser, a device used to precisely excavate certain portions of the skin to make way for healthier skin to take its place. Therefore, laser resurfacing is an effective way to improve one’s facial skin through a non-invasive procedure. It has been used for decades to enhance the complexion et al.

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Why is Laser Resurfacing Treatment Done?

Laser resurfacing is a procedure that can successfully reduce the signs of aging or other skin damage in a relatively short time. It can help with concerns such as wrinkles, age spots, or sagging skin. Laser resurfacing is also suitable for those looking to improve the textures and wrinkles in certain specific areas of the face, such as around the eyes, nose, or mouth. This procedure can help to fix a range of skin issues, from sun damage and acne scars to stretch marks.

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How Does Laser Resurfacing Work to Improve Skin?

The laser used for resurfacing targets specific molecules in the skin. Depending on the type of laser used and the color and texture of the skin being treated, these particles absorb the laser beam and the heat generated in the process destroys the tissues in the treatment area. The body’s natural healing process then gets triggered and starts producing healthy new skin cells to replace the damaged cells. As a result, the area looks smoother, with more even tones and improved texture.

Am I a Suitable Candidate for Laser Resurfacing?

Most people who are suffering from signs of aging on the face, such as wrinkles, age spots, and sagging skin can benefit from laser resurfacing. However, to be a suitable candidate for laser resurfacing, it’s essential to consult a medical specialist first. Laser resurfacing is not suitable for people with certain skin conditions, such as rosacea, or for people with fair, thin, or sensitive skin. It’s also not ideal for people who are pregnant or breastfeeding.  Dr. Faizan Kalekhan at Dr. Prajwal's Aesthetics in Kanhangad would be able to conduct a personalized medical consultation and assess if you are a suitable candidate for laser resurfacing.

What Skin Conditions Can Laser Resurfacing Address?

Laser resurfacing is an effective solution to treat a variety of skin conditions, including sun damage, wrinkles, age spots, acne scars, stretch marks, and other blemishes on the skin. It has been used for decades to improve skin texture, reduce wrinkles, and achieve a fresher and smoother look. Depending on the skin concern of the patient, the right type of laser resurfacing procedure can be identified and recommended by the surgeon.

What Are the Different Types of Laser Resurfacing?

There are many types of laser resurfacing treatments available. Each type of laser resurfacing uses a different type of laser and specially designed to work on different skin concerns. Some of the most popular types of laser resurfacing include fractional laser resurfacing, CO2 laser resurfacing, erbium laser resurfacing, and intense pulsed light (IPL). Depending on the skin issue and patient condition, Dr. Faizan Kalekhan at Dr. Prajwal's Aestheticswould recommend a suitable type of laser resurfacing for one’s skin.

What is the Procedure for Laser Resurfacing Like?

The laser resurfacing procedure mainly depends on the type of laser used and the rationale behind the procedure. However, the following are the steps one can expect during laser resurfacing procedure:

  • Initial consultation and assessment of the patient condition by a medical specialist
  • Cleaning the skin befoer the procedure
  • Numbing the treatment area to make it comfortable during the procedure
  • Moving a focused beam of light across the skin to break down the affected skin cells
  • Wiping away the old cells by a special solution
  • Applying sunscreen and post-treatment instructions

This is followed by multiple follow-up sessions depending on the type of laser used and the area covered by the procedure.  Dr. Faizan Kalekhan at Dr. Prajwal's Aesthetics will ensure that the patient remains comfortable throughout the laser resurfacing process.

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Is Laser Resurfacing Painful, and What’s the Downtime?

The amount of discomfort experienced during or after the laser resurfacing procedure mainly depends on the type of laser used and the areas on which the laser is used. Generally, the laser resurfacing procedure is not painful as a numbing cream is applied before performing the procedure. However, there can be redness and swelling in the treatment area after the procedure. The downtime greatly depends on the type of laser used and the area treated. Generally, one can expect a few days of downtime after laser resurfacing, with some people experiencing a few weeks.

What Are the Potential Risks or Side Effects of Laser Resurfacing?

Although laser resurfacing is a safe and effective procedure, it is associated with some risks and side effects, including the following:

  • redness, swelling, or irritation of the skin
  • scabbing, minus healing, or abnormal healing in some cases.
  • scarring, discoloration of the skin, skin infection, or unexpected skin reactions.
  • changes in the texture of the skin or over exposure to the laser.

Dr. Prajwal K Rao Kalekhan at Dr. Prajwal's Aesthetics discusses the potential risks associated with laser resurfacing with the patients before performing the procedure.

How Many Sessions of Laser Resurfacing Are Typically Required?

The number of sessions of laser resurfacing required depends on the type of laser used, the size of the surface area to be treated, and the resolution of the skin problem. Generally, a single laser resurfacing session is enough to get the desired result. However, in some cases, two or three laser resurfacing sessions may be required to achieve the desired results. Dr. Faizan Kalekhan at Dr. Prajwal's Aesthetics would be able to give you a better idea of the number of sessions required for your specific condition, depending on the duration and intensity of the treatment performed.

How Can I Schedule a Consultation for Laser Resurfacing Treatment?

If you are looking to improve your facial skin through laser resurfacing, then you should start by having a personalized consultation with a medical specialist such as Dr. Faizan Kalekhan at Dr. Prajwal's Aesthetics in Kanhangad. During the consultation, he would assess your medical condition and let you know if you are a suitable candidate for laser resurfacing. Based on your medical needs, he would also answer any questions you may have about the procedure itself and the expected duration and outcome. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Faizan Kalekhan to learn more about the procedure.

Ready to learn more?

Contact Dr. Faizan Kalekhan at Dr. Prajwal's Aesthetics in Kanhangad to schedule a consultation and learn about laser resurfacing and the many benefits it can offer for improving your facial skin.

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