Laser skin resurfacing is one of the prominent non-surgical anti-ageing treatments to enhance the look of the skin. It involves the use of lasers to improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, scars, and other skin blemishes. This skin resurfacing technique is performed using different lasers, categorized as Ablative Lasers, Non-ablative Lasers, and Fractional Lasers.

What is Fractional Resurfacing?

Fractional Skin resurfacing uses technology that goes deep into the skin and prompt the production of collagen which results in a smoother, firmer and younger-looking skin. It works on both epidermis (surface skin cells) and dermal collagen (mid-layer of skin). Also called Laser peels, this procedure is also considered for skin tightening.

What happens during this procedure?

During fractional laser resurfacing, the laser of high-energy light is passed over the skin to be treated. This light is absorbed by water and substances present in the skin called chromophores and soon get changed into heat energy. The heat vaporizes thin sections of skin, layer by layer. The skin is cooled down in between the passes and damaged tissue are removed. When this skin laser treatment is done, petroleum jelly or other protective ointment is applied to the treated body area. Dressing is also done in rare cases.

The number of passes required during this skin resurfacing treatment depends on the type of skin and size of the area to be treated. The thin skin around the eyes need very few passes, whereas the thicker skin need more passes. Similarly, the skin with more severe lesions will demand more passes.

What happens after this laser procedure?

You can experience sunburn, swelling, redness, itching or stinging for a few days after the procedure, but this is not permanent. As the wounded body area heals, new skin grows to replace the damaged skin that was removed during this laser skin treatment.

Some people see an immediate difference in their skin, while others find the same after a time period. These improvements in the skin does not last for a lifetime. As the normal ageing process continues, the wrinkles, fine lines and sagging skin will reoccur. Thus, you need repeated laser skin resurfacing treatments.

Who can get this laser treatment?

This skin resurfacing treatment is not suitable for all. You cannot get this procedure, if you:

  • Have a skin, blood flow or immune disorder that could slow down the healing process.
  • Have a bacterial or viral infection of the skin.
  • Have had skin color changes, scarring, or thickened tissue from previous treatment.
  • Have a history of anomalous scarring (Keloid or hypertrophic scars).
  • Are using isotretinoin (a drug for treating acne) or have used it in the last 1 year.

How much does Fractional laser resurfacing cost?

The cost of fractional laser resurfacing varies based on the type of laser used, the area to be treated, the expertise and qualifications of the doctor, the time and effort the treatment needs, etc.

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