Laser skin resurfacing uses lasers to help improve the appearance and texture of the skin. This type of treatment can eliminate deep wrinkles, warts, and scars. The Erbium 2940 laser is used for superficial skin issues such as wrinkles and fine lines. The outside layer of the skin is removed by both kinds of ablative lasers. At Riverwalk Medical & Wellness we offer this treatment to address scars and moderates line and wrinkles on the face, chest, hands, and neck.
The Benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing
This procedure works especially well for individuals with a lighter skin tone. This is because the hyperpigmentation risk is significantly reduced. It is recommended to have this procedure during the winter or in the autumn. This decreases exposure to the sun, which can cause damage to delicate skin. The number of treatments necessary depend on the specifics of the individual and the area being treated.
The Specifics of the Procedure
Laser skin resurfacing heats up the lower layers located in the dermis while simultaneously targeting the skin’s outer layer. This promotes the production of collagen. The idea is for new skin to be produced by the new collagen fibers. This skin will have a firmer feel and a much smoother texture. Laser skin resurfacing has several different steps. The skin has to be prepared prior to the laser skin resurfacing. This encompasses a series of treatments performed a few weeks before the actual procedure. These treatments are important because they make the skin more tolerant to the resurfacing.
The Day of the Procedure
A topical anesthetic is applied by the physician to the area being resurfaced. This helps ensure the patient is relaxed and comfortable during the treatment. The next step is to remove any excess bacteria, dirt, and oil. Once this is done, the treatment begins by using the selected laser. The doctor moves the laser very slowly over the area of skin that has been designated. Once the treatment has been completed, the area is dressed by the doctor to ensure the skin is protected.
If you are interested in laser skin resurfacing to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and scars, contact Riverwalk Medical & Wellness to schedule your consultation today! We are conveniently located in Corona, CA.