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Everyone living here in Phoenix loves the amount of sun we get compared to other areas of the country. But, the sun can be quite damaging to our skin if we aren’t careful. The skin is your body’s gate way and the biggest organ we have which is why skin health must be approached considerately. Imperfections, scars, acne, hyper-pigmentation, lines, wrinkles, black spots and protrusions that can all lead to poor skin health. As a matter of fact, many people are faced with various skin conditions and defects that require treatment. Laser skin rejuvenation has become a very popular recommendation for some skin conditions including UV exposure from the sun. However, it is important to learn a few basics about what it entails, and how you can reap its benefits.
What is laser skin rejuvenation?
This is a medical treatment option targeted for those who want to remove sun damage and acne scars. The procedure also helps to remove static wrinkles, dynamic wrinkles, pigmentations, scars and lost skin tone including hyper-pigmentation. The procedure is sometimes referred to as laser skin resurfacing. Usually, the result is a smoother fine (without scars and wrinkles) skin surface.
What does it entail?
This medical procedure basically uses laser light beams as the name suggests. The doctor concentrates safe beams that cut through the upper layer of skin surface (epidermis) and expose the fine new surface beneath. The dermatologist will send short pulsating beams using a laser and targeted at irregular surfaces like scars, wrinkles and marks. The procedure is safe and does not cause any pain. It is a layer by layer removal process and the time varies from person to another. Not everyone is a perfect candidate for laser skin rejuvenation. It is therefore important to contact your doctor and dermatologist to determine whether it will be safe for you. Usually, there is some preparation needed;
- Do not smoke two weeks before and after the process since this can prolong healing
- Communicate any sores on the lips to the doctor. The procedure may cause breakouts
- The doctor will advise against medication and supplements like aspirin, Vitamin E or ibuprofen among others at least 10 days to the procedure.
The plastic surgeon or dermatologist should be able to prepare you for the resurfacing. Antibacterial and antiviral prescriptions will also be given to prevent infection and fever or blisters on the lips.
Benefits of laser skin rejuvenation
The advantages of using laser skin rejuvenation for treating sun damage, chicken pox and acne scars are quite straightforward. It is effective and removes defects layer by layer. The procedure is safe and non-intrusive. It can also be used to correct many other defects, including aging lines and wrinkles, pigmentation issues, enlarged nose oil glands, birthmarks and light accident scars. The output is a much younger look which everyone loves. It is important to consult a professional plastic surgeon or dermatologist here in Phoenix to offer guidance on the procedure.