Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser Skin Resurfacing

What is the Skin Resurfacing treatment?

Skin Resurfacing is the treatment of various cutaneous conditions with very different origins. The most diffused ones are bound to the aging process of the skin like wrinkles, fine lines and striae. Others include atrophic, surgical, traumatic and acne scars.

To whom is it recommended?

Any skin type patient with skin laxity, striae, wrinkles and scars.

What is the preparation for the treatment?

It is necessary to avoid direct solar exposure or sunlamps for at least three weeks before the treatment. It is also necessary to avoid the use of cosmetics or perfumes and follow the eventual medical advice on the day of the treatment.

How many treatments are necessary?

It is possible to obtain great results even with just one or two sessions, the number may vary according to the kind and the entity of the skin condition.

How long does a session last?

A single session for full skin resurfacing can last for 20 to 45 minutes depending on the skin condition and the laser used, for scars treatment time may vary from few minutes to few tens of minutes according to single cases.

Is the treatment painful?

This treatment is tolerable thanks to the use of skin cooling systems. In some cases, the doctor can suggest to use a local anesthetic.

What to do after the treatment?

The physician may prescribe some medications to be applied at home for a few days. It is also necessary to use a sunscreen SPF 50+ for about three months from the last treatment in case of direct sun exposure. It is necessary to avoid sunlamps for this time lapse and to follow any other medical instructions.

What results to expected?

It is possible to notice skin redness and some swelling in the treated area immediately after the session. This condition will disappear in few days. It is also possible to notice a temporary heat sensation and even small crusts. It will be possible to observe a smoother skin, in case of anti-wrinkles treatment, and an improvement in the skin texture in case of scars, just after a couple of weeks. The final results will be gained few months after the last session.