Laser skin resurfacing treatments for skin rejuvenation have become increasingly popular cosmetic treatments in recent years. And that’s because they’re so effective and affordable. These kinds of treatments not only reduce the appearance of very deep lines, wrinkles, and creases in the skin, but also help resolve other skin problems such as irregular skin pigmentation, acne, acne scars, scars from other sources, and rosacea.
Patients with age spots—caused by the natural ageing process and exposure to the environment—will find particular benefit with this form of laser treatment, as will patients seeking to correct sun spot damage. Laser skin resurfacing is generally administered to the face and can have remarkable results, but it may also be applied to other areas of the body such as the hands, neck, and chest. These are all areas that have been subjected to the rigours of the environment and will thus benefit a great deal from this form of skin rejuvenation.
How Can Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing Rejuvenate My Skin?
Fractional laser skin resurfacing is a technique that uses a CO2 laser. This highly concentrated laser removes the top layer of skin. However, in this case, fractional is indicative of the technique used. The medical professional administering the treatment will remove layers of the skin in columns, or a “fractionated” method. The skin around each column is left intact, which can substantially aid in the healing process, making the recovery time for this kind of treatment a bit less lengthy than for traditional laser treatments.
Will I Need To Do Anything To Prepare For The Procedure?
Patients will generally be advised to stop smoking for at least 6 weeks before the procedure. Not only is smoking harmful to the skin, it can also prolong the healing process. Similarly, many kinds of aspirin and anti-inflammatory drugs will need to be avoided. Finally, you’ll most likely need to stop using your normal lotions, creams, and other topical skincare products unless you are given express permission from your medical practitioner.
What Can I Expect During The Recovery Period?
During the recovery period of this kind of treatment, patients will be expected to explicitly follow the instructions provided to them by the medical professional whom they’ve worked with. Since everyone’s skin and the desired outcome is different, the precise instructions for what to do (and what not to do) during the recovery period will be different, but in general, patients will be expected to avoid direct exposure to sunlight. This is because the newly growing skin will be sensitive at first. Wearing loose clothing that can breathe will also be important.
Finding a Qualified Medical Practitioner for Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing
To learn more about fractional laser skin resurfacing and how this amazing procedure can rejuvenate and tighten your skin for a more youthful appearance, the first step is to schedule a consultation with a certified, experienced medical practitioner. The emphasis is on experienced. The professional should have performed many of these kinds of treatments before for you to enjoy the maximum benefit and outcomes.
One such medical practitioner with the qualifications and experience necessary is Dr. Cory Torgerson of Toronto. This award-winning plastic surgeon can provide his patients with a variety of effective, safe cosmetic treatments, including fractional laser skin-resurfacing treatments. He has helped countless Canadian men and women—as well as individuals from the United States and around the world—reach their aesthetic goals. If you’d like to learn more about this treatment from Dr. Torgerson, please feel warmly welcomed to call his Toronto offices at (647) 343-0207 to schedule a consultation at your earliest convenience.