Don’t worry; you don’t have to be Trekkie to be a good candidate for laser resurfacing. It does seem like something out of the future, though. Using lasers to fix your skin—who would have ever thought? If you have any skin problems that could be solved via any other resurfacing technique, you are probably a good candidate for laser resurfacing. It’s just one more option here to give you variety and find truly the best option for your personal face.
A Laser by Any Other Name
Laser resurfacing is known by many other names. Many of them are playing on the names of other skin treatments: laser peel, lasabrasion, laser vaporization. This is just a testament to what laser resurfacing is. It is a peel, a form of microdermabasion, except it uses lasers instead of chemicals or abrasive gels. It is a good opportunity to rid your face of fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes, acne scars, sun spots, and age spots. Do not expect it to work on stretch marks, however.
What Sets the Laser Apart?
If laser resurfacing is just another fancy facial method, what sets it apart from your other options? How is this any different than a chemical peel? Of course, the method is different, but are the results?
The great thing about using a laser is that you are able to target specific areas of the face and skin. You don’t need to cover the whole face in a chemical or gel. Think of the old mantra: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. The same is true for your skin. Why would you subject healthy skin tissue to chemical and abrasive substances? They don’t need that treatment, treatment you don’t need can be very harmful. In contrast, a laser will only affect those targeted areas. In addition, the technology only minorly harms the old skin, allowing new skin to quickly come to the surface and healing the skin almost instantly.
If you are thinking that a laser might be the best treatment for your face, come in and talk to us today.