Laser Skin Resurfacing
Our skin is vital to our overall health and wellness. The skin acts as an outer layer, protecting our inner tissue and vital organs from common environmental hazards like sun damage, wind, rain and airborne pollutants. Due to these issues, coupled with the natural breakdown through aging, the skin’s outer layer will show signs of damage over time. This leaves us with a variety of issues including. scars, wrinkles, fine lines, acne, hyperpigmentation and overall dry, unhealthy skin.
In order to combat these issues, and provide you with the best in overall skin rejuvenation treatment, the team at Pura Dermatology offers Laser Skin Resurfacing using some of the most high-end lasers across the city.
How does Laser Skin Resurfacing work?
Dr. Lodha and his team specialize in treating even the most severe skincare issues. Considering the skin’s outer layer is made up of dead, dull, dry skin cells, laser skin resurfacing is the best method to rejuvenate your skin and provide you with the overall smooth, soft, supple skin you’ve always wanted!
Lasers skin resurfacing works similarly to other laser treatments – using heat energy to penetrate beneath the skin’s surface, in order to remove the outer layers of old, dead skin cells, layer by layer.
As this heat energy emitted from the laser tip penetrates into the inner layer of the skin known as the dermis, it stimulates the body’s natural healing mechanism while simultaneously triggering the production of vital skincare proteins, known as collagen and elastin.
As we age, these compounds begin to deplete, and are no longer produced. Collagen provides the skin with its volume, and its smooth, soft, supple feel – reducing the appearance of outer blemishes, scars, wrinkles, and facial folds. In addition, collagen supports our skin’s naturally, youthful glow while aiding in the creation of new skin cells. Elastin is responsible for giving our skin its elasticity, allowing it to “snap-back” from being stretched. The more elastin produced, the tighter and firmer our skin will be.
What Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Treat?
Laser Skin Resurfacing can help patients to treat a variety of common skin issues, including:
- Wrinkles & Fine Lines
- Acne & Acne Scars
- Other Scarring & Lesions
- Overly Dry, Dull or Sun-Damaged Skin
- Hyperpigmentation, Brown Spots & Discolorations
- Warts, Bumps, and Blemishes
- Unwanted Birthmarks
- Enlarged Pores
- Spider Veins & Other Vascular Issues
- Loose Skin
- And More!
Are You a Good Candidate?
In years past, laser therapy was reserved for those with only fair skin and dark hair. however, using our modern lasers, we are able to treat patients of any skin type, tone and texture.
Before ANY laser procedure, it is important to make our staff aware of any medications or topical creams you might be using or have used recently. These compounds can cause adverse effects when used in conjunction with lasers. Also, avoid things like aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E, and overexposure to the sun a week to 10 days before your procedure.
Side Effects & Downtime
Using the high-end lasers at Pura, patients rarely experience too many side effects, aside from the occasional (very minor) swelling or redness. Often, this is dependent on the patient’s skin type, sensitivity, and skincare issues they might be suffering from. These issues should disappear within a few hours to a day or so.
Patients may experience minor skin peeling – however, this is a part of the procedure as the outer layer of dead skin is being removed. Your skin will continue to heal and improve every day, for the next few weeks.
Laser skin resurfacing requires 0 downtime or recovery period, patients can return to work or other daily activities immediately following a session. Despite this, patients are advised to avoid strenuous exercise, overexposure to sunlight, and the use of certain topical creams, in the first few days following your procedure. This will ensure the best results and prevent any damage to the skin.
For more information about laser skin resurfacing or to schedule a consultation, contact Pura Dermatology today.