Ablative laser resurfacing is a cosmetic procedure, which involves using heat laser to remove the thin layers of the skin to reveal and expose more new looking skin. This technique, also known as ‘laser peeling’ is a great choice for dealing with age spots and wrinkles.
Ablative laser resurfacing not only works in removing the upper layers of the skin, but also works for collagen production by heating the underneath layers. This is a big reason behind the popularity of the procedure, especially when signs of aging starts showing up.
As with many cosmetic procedures, there are a few risks with the laser resurfacing, which can be reduced when an experienced and trained doctor is working on the case. The risks include
Laser resurfacing is a considered as a cosmetic procedure, and hence, the costs are not covered by insurance companies, except for cases where the procedure is done for removal of cancerous growth and modifying scars. Size and location of the treated area largely determines the costs, and your doctor can explain this the best.
Typically, the doctor will review the medical history of the patient and suggest a physical exam. Some of the common things are discussed by the doctor along with risks and expectations. Patients should follow the below steps.
The following steps may be suggested, and the patients must ensure the aftercare is well done.
There may be a few effects on the treated area, such as
Healing usually takes around 10 to 21 days, depending on many factors. After the treatment area is well healed, the patients should follow the below instructions.