Laser resurfacing involves the removal of the skins outer layer.
In doing so, this procedure can diminish discoloration, fine lines and wrinkles, scars, pigmentation problems, and other skin problems.
Laser resurfacing can also tighten the skin and give the face a firmer and younger appearance.
While this sounds good you’ll need to get some expert advice from a good dermatologist before undergoing any of this treatment particularly if you have dark or olive skin.
The reason people with dark or olive skin need to be particularly careful when using these types of treatments is the fact that they can scar quite easily.
A good dermatologist will give you a thorough evaluation before deciding whether this sort of treatment will be suitable or not.
With a choice of two different types of lasers for resurfacing the dermatologist can choose how deep they need to go to improve the quality of the skin.
Sometimes the dermatologist will recommend medication to prevent the possibility of infection.
By taking advantage of the benefit of having two different types of laser treatments available, the dermatologist can target both light scarring and deeper scaring.
When there is a combination of light and deep scarring in the same area the dermatologist might choose to use an alternative laser that can affect the skin tissues deeper down allowing him to clear those problems at once.
There is a recovery time that can vary depending on the patient and for some people this can be quite a considerable time, particularly those people who have sensitive skin.
In the first few days special care needs to be taken to ensure that the skin doesn’t become infected.
After that the skin can peel for up to three weeks by which time it is generally ready to have makeup applied.
One of the benefits of laser treatment is the fact that it stimulates new collagen growth.
This new collagen growth can help the skin to feel tighter and firmer for several months after the initial treatment.