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Benefits of Laser Resurfacing

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Laser resurfacing is a relatively new skin treatment procedure that is lauded for its skin rejuvenation and skin enhancing capabilities.

According to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, laser resurfacing can give your skin the following benefits: removal of facial wrinkles and fine lines; smoothening and tightening of the skin around the eyelids; improvement of crows feet; softening of frown lines; removal of brown spots; evening out of skin tone and improving the appearance and flattening of scars[1].

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons likewise recommends laser resurfacing for the improvement of minor facial flaws. Among those conditions which that the society enumerate are as follows: skin that is non-responsive after a facelift surgery; yellowish and grayish skin complexions and skin that has enlarged oil glands on the nose[2].

In sum, the overall skin benefits of laser resurfacing are that the skin looks younger, feels smoother and is more evenly toned.

But What Exactly Is Laser Resurfacing?

Laser Resurfacing is a skin treatment that employs the use of lasers light beams that ablate skin tissue in order improve skin conditions such as wrinkles, scars and other blemishes[3]. The laser emissions are applied with the use of a wand handpiece that is directed at the blemished skin.

Other Benefits of Laser Resurfacing

Laser resurfacing as a skin treatment has become extremely popular not only because it is very effective but also because it has minimal side effects.

The laser resurfacing is a non-invasive procedure regardless of the type of treatment you undergo. Therefore, this is an advantage for those who undergo laser resurfacing treatments seeking younger looking and tighter skin.

Another added benefit of laser resurfacing is the level of control your dermatologist or plastic surgeon has in performing the procedure, because of the wand-like instrument used to direct the laser beams to your blemishes. Laser resurfacing allows your doctor to direct the laser beams only to the exact areas that need treatment and only for the specific time required[4].

 

Resources

[1]“Laser Resurfacing Information.” ASDS – American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Web. 13 May 2011. <http://www.asds.net/LaserResurfacingInformation.aspx>.

[2]“Laser Skin Resurfacing.” The American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Web. 13 May 2011. <http://www.plasticsurgery.org/Cosmetic-Procedures/Laser-Skin-Resurfacing.html>.

[3]“Laser Resurfacing Information.” ASDS – American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Web. 13 May 2011. <http://www.asds.net/LaserResurfacingInformation.aspx>.

[4] “Laser Skin Resurfacing.” The American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Web. 13 May 2011. <http://www.plasticsurgery.org/Cosmetic-Procedures/Laser-Skin-Resurfacing.html>.

 

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