Laser Treatment for Skin Resurfacing
The Coolaser ™ technique for skin resurfacing has proven to be a very viable option of treatment for many patients. Laser Skin Resurfacing before & after results are overwhelmingly positive. The benefits of the Coolaser ™ technique treatment for the facial area are obvious. It treats wrinkles, evens out skin tone, and removes most superficial blemishes. One nice quality of Coolaser ™ technique is that it can be used on the neck and other parts of the body. Many individuals that have darker skin tones prefer this form of skin resurfacing. One aspect of why the laser skin resurfacing before & after results can be dramatic is the healing time is much quicker than with conventional surgery.
Alternatives to a Coolaser ™ technique treatment could be Microdermabrasion, Laser Skin Resurfacing, Thermage, and Cooltouch.
Many patients prefer Laser For Skin Resurfacing instead of conventional surgery due to the rapid healing process. If you wish to improve fine lines around your mouth or eyes, facial scars, uneven skin pigmentation, acne scars, birthmarks, skin growths or warts this could be a viable option for you. As with any medical procedures, it is important to speak with a physician regarding what procedures are right for you.
Laser for skin resurfacing should be performed by a qualified physician. The Coolaser ™ technique treatment process begins with the entire surface area to be treated being cooled by using a special device. After this is done, a series of light pulses are flashed on the surface of the skin. The skin cells absorb the energy of the light. The absorption in turn causes the instantaneous vaporization of the superficial cells.
As your physician passes the light over your skin, a mere 10 millionth of an inch of tissue is removed at a time. This incredible control allows your physician to treat only as deeply as needed. Another great aspect of the Coolaser ™ technique treatment is that the peel depth can be adjusted to fit the individual patient’s need. By adjusting the depth of the peel the physician can do anything from remove wrinkles to merely refreshing the overall skin appearance. Treatment typically only takes anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes.
When all the damaged skin is removed, new healthy skin will quickly grow in its place. Unlike other forms of laser for skin resurfacing treatments, the Coolaser ™ technique Treatment does not require a long recovery period. Everyone hopes to have the best results possible when having any form of medical treatments performed. This form of laser for skin resurfacing treatment may offer the patient quicker results than most other options.
Many patients find that the results of a Coolaser ™ technique Facial Treatment are long lasting. When minor lines and blemishes are gone that may have caused a lack of self confidence, it can leave one with a fresh perspective on their appearance. Coolaser ™ technique Treatments are considered to be very safe. However, there can be a transient pigmentation change, swelling, and discomfort in the treated area immediately after treatment.
Typically after a laser for skin resurfacing treatment one can expect to be able to return to work within 1 to 5 days. We recommend at least a week before any strenuous activities are attempted, and 1 to 3 weeks for complete fading of all redness. It is important for patients to understand that we highly recommend no sun exposure for at least 2 weeks after a treatment. If during the treatment a patient has been given oral medication for pain, it is important to not drive until the next day.
The level of discomfort is different for every person and also varies by the location and surface area to be treated. Many patients do not request any pain medication during treatment and relate the discomfort as comparable to sunburn. Other patients appreciate a topical anesthetic during the procedure. Each individual has a different level of pain tolerance, and we will discuss your options with you based upon the specific areas to be treated. Coolaser ™ technique may cause the skin to become red, pink or even darker. There can be a mild to moderate discomfort for a few days following the procedure. Although over the counter medication is usually sufficient, your physician may recommend alternative pain relief options to keep you comfortable.
Your physician will advise you on a pre-treatment plan in order to prepare the skin for resurfacing. At the time of the procedure, you will also be given specific instructions on how to care for your skin immediately following your treatment.
After having a laser for skin resurfacing treatment, one should expect to have mild swelling and discomfort. There will be some skin redness, which can be treated with cold soaks. This will aid greatly in the healing process, and help you to feel better. We will make sure to give you instructions on how to gently wash and care for your healing skin before you leave the office.