It often happens that our bodies are left with the scars of a previous event. It is especially our faces that take the strain due to its sensitivity. This has prevented many people from living their lives to the fullest because they develop a constant self-consciousness about the condition of their skin. Things like acne, aging, stretch marks, and eczema could leave horrible marks on the skin and no matter how many creams you put on, it just won’t seem to go away, Luckily laser skin resurfacing exists and can help you feel confident again after only a few sessions.

What is laser skin resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing is a process that helps to reduce and eventually eliminate the appearance of blotches, uneven skin tone, scars, and marks left from acne or aging. It uses a laser beam to penetrate through the skin’s surface and to ensure that these problems are tackled from down in the roots. It uses precise and mechanical techniques to help your skin take on a youthful, radiant, and much healthier glow. It is perfect for those who want to beat the signs of aging or who have spent too much time in the sun when they were younger.

How Laser Skin Resurfacing work?

This is a fairly simple procedure and requires non-invasive techniques. The laser removes the skin layer by layer with meticulous care and allows new cells to form. These new cells repair the areas that the laser has targeted, allowing the skin to take on a naturally youthful and smoother appearance. It is perfect to supplement other cosmetic surgeries that had been done to the face, or it can be done on its own. Saggy skin will appear tighter after just a few sessions.

There are a few things that you need to prepare for if you are considering undergoing this type of procedure. You need to tell your doctor if you get cold sores or fever blisters around your mouth. The laser beam might trigger bad breakouts for people who are susceptible to this. The doctor should be able to help you in this regard and prescribe antibiotics that you should take before undergoing the procedure. You will also not be allowed to take any supplements like aspirin or ibuprofen that can affect clotting of the blood 10 days before the procedure commences. If you are a smoker you should quit smoking for at least 2 weeks before the surgery as this can delay healing.

What to Expect After Laser Skin Resurfacing

The doctor may either choose to treat the small areas around your face or he might treat your face as a whole. Each treatment lasts about 45 minutes and he might have to use a local anesthetic to numb sensitive areas. Afterwards he will bandage the treated areas up which should be cleaned every 24 hours. Swelling will also occur, but this is completely normal and should be anticipated.