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Laser Resurfacing: Facts

Facts About Laser Resurfacing

  • Laser resurfacing can remove wrinkles, acne scars and other facial scars, skin growths, etc. The wrinkles near the eyes and the lips respond best to laser.
  • Tattoos, warts, age spots, moles, etc., can be easily removed with laser. Hair is permanently removed with laser.
  • It is difficult to remove very deep scars with lasers. Other scars can be removed or substantially reduced.
  • Laser can be used not only on face but also on other body parts.
  • Laser surgery is performed under local or general anesthesia. It does not hurt.
  • Laser removes layers of damaged skin. The procedure is bloodless.
  • Non-wounding (non-ablative) laser does not cut the skin layer by layer. It works below the skin surface and encourages production of collagen and elastin in the dermis. Fine lines and wrinkles can be removed with non-wounding laser.
  • The time to heal after laser treatment will depend upon the treatment depth and area. Generally it may be a week to a month. Your laser surgeon will tell you the precise time. The skin may remain red for a long time. You must use sunscreen to protect the skin after laser treatment.
  • Skin becomes red and may crust after laser resurfacing.


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