As we age, our skin cells begin to lose moisture and our collagen production is reduced. Laser skin resurfacing treatments, also known as laser peels, are used to improve and smooth the texture of the skin, removing wrinkles, enlarged pores and sun spots in the process.
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During a laser peel, or laser resurfacing treatment, the superficial layers of the skin are gently removed to promote skin regeneration. This results in a smoother and more youthful appearance.
Laser skin resurfacing can remove nearly all fine wrinkles, while significantly improving deeper, more dynamic wrinkles. The laser beam gently vaporizes micron-thin layers of the epidermis (top layer of skin) while thermally affecting deeper skin layers to stimulate the production of new collagen.
Laser skin resurfacing treatments will take up to 60 minutes and a topical anaesthetic may be necessary depending on the depth of the laser peel. The number of treatments depends on your skin’s age and overall condition, as well as your expectations. We usually recommend a total of 3 to 6 treatments.
Each person is different, but during the laser resurfacing you can expect minimal to mild discomfort. Depending on your customized treatment settings, immediately following the laser peel you may experience some redness and a sun burn-like sensation for a few hours. Most clients can resume their daily activities immediately after.
More aggressive laser skin resurfacing treatments may have redness and mild swelling for 2 to 3 days with full recovery within 7 – 10 days. It is best to avoid direct sunlight following treatment while skin is healing and to always apply sun screen before going outdoors.