Laser Resurfacing as a Skin Resurfacing Option
Acne is a very common skin condition that can affects over 80 percent of teenagers and young adults. Acne can develop into various levels of severity from mild to severe. People with only mild cases of acne might escape without any permanent effects. However, those with more severe cases often find that they develop permanent scarring. Some topical products promise to get rid of acne scars. More frequently, it is necessary to use more involved surgical procedures and skin resurfacing treatments such as laser resurfacing.
Skin resurfacing techniques are often suggested for shallow or surface scars. These types of treatments work to remove the outer surface layers of skin, eliminating damaged surface cells. Resurfacing treatments allow newer healthier skin to heal in place of the damaged tissue. The removal of surface layers levels facial imperfections and smoothes the skin. One of the most effective methods of skin resurfacing if laser treatments or laser resurfacing.
This procedure is common for all kind of skin imperfections. The surgical lasers essentially burn off the outer surface layers of the skin. Therefore allowing newer and healthier skin to heal in its place.
Laser stands for Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation. These lasers work by producing an intense beam that gently vaporizes skin tissue to improve skin imperfections such as acne scarring. The newest laser systems allow more control over the depth of penetration into the skin's surface which increases the level of precision and safety of these procedures.
The carbon dioxide, erbium, and non ablative lasers are the three most commonly used surgical lasers. Carbon dioxide lasers deliver short but high intensity bursts of light which remove one layer of skin tissue at a time. The erbium laser releases energy in a wavelength that combines with the water in skin cells to disperse heat. This produces more precision and consequently minimizes the damage to surrounding skin. Non ablative lasers work beneath the surface tissues to trigger collagen growth, tighten underlying layers, and improve skin tone.
Side Effects and After Treatment Expectations
Discomfort is normal and following treatments it is important to keep your skin moist with ointment and surgical bandages. The skin often develops a crust for a few days and must be kept out of the sun. In certain cases, the skin remains with a pink surface color for a few days to a few months after surgery. It is alright to wear makeup after 1 to 2 weeks after treatment.
The risks of scarring and significant complications are low. Some may be at risk for pigmentation loss which is particularly riskier with use of the carbon laser. Other common side effects are crusting, mild swelling, redness or discoloration. These can be lessened with post treatment care.
Laser resurfacing options are successful but more or less aggressive in their methods. It's important to talk to your dermatologist about what scar removal procedures are appropriate for your skin condition. It is possible that more aggressive and expensive methods are not necessary with the creation of new powerful organic products.
Skin resurfacing treatments like dermabrasion, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and laser resurfacing are often costly and irritating, and in the end may not be necessary. Biocutis had introduced an incredible organic component that effectively triggers cell regeneration and the restoration of damaged tissue. Bioskincare Cream is the newest and least abrasive but effective option available for scar removal.
Published January 25th, 2012