Dermatologist using laser on woman’s face

It’s not uncommon for people to have a number of questions when it comes to fractional laser skin resurfacing in San Diego, CA. Common treatments, such as Botox, fillers, or other cosmetic therapies are quite common, but laser treatments remain less well-know. However, the benefits are definitely worth looking into. Laser skin resurfacing is a highly-effective treatment. Over the years, it has continued to advance and develop. As laser technology has evolved and been implemented in medicine and for cosmetic purposes, the processes have become better understood. Laser therapy is more effective and safer than ever before. If you want a reliable, time-tested method for improving the health and appearance of your skin, laser resurfacing is definitely something to consider.

Treatment and Process

Laser treatment is fairly straightforward. What’s commonly known as a “laser wand” is used. The wand applies short, pulsating beams of light into your skin. As the beams of light hit your skin, the energy is absorbed. A thermal reaction then takes place, both in the superficial or surface layers of your skin and underneath in the deeper tissues. The result is the ablation or destruction of both collagen and elastin.

Over the years, your collagen and elastin experience damages. Those damages produce wrinkles and the appearance of aging. Once they’ve been destroyed, your body produces more to replace what was lost. Newer, younger, healthier collagen and elastin create brighter, fresher, and more youthful-looking skin. The healthier skin and improved appearance can last for years.

One of the first questions people always ask is whether or not it hurts. Although there could be some slight discomfort, laser skin resurfacing isn’t generally painful. You may experience a bit of warmth, and it could eventually become uncomfortable. If you have particularly sensitive skin, a numbing cream can be applied. For anyone who’s extremely concerned, IV sedation might be an option.

Scar removal with laser

Benefits and Results

The total number of treatments needed varies from patient to patient. You may see results after a single visit. In other cases, it might take months to see significant changes. It largely depends upon your skin and the sorts of issues that you’re wanting to correct.

Deeper layers of skin always take longer to impact, so more sessions are needed. Fortunately, recovery usually only takes a few days. However, deeper tissues do require more time for recovery. In those instances, it could be a week or longer before your skin has fully healed. Again, it’s really determined by your skin, the sort of treatment that you’re receiving, and how deeply your tissues are being affected.

Fraxel laser skin resurfacing in San Diego, CA, is used to smooth bumps, eliminate blemishes, and reduce the appearance of acne scarring. It’s also excellent for tightening and toning your skin or for treating stretch marks. Whether you want to eradicate thick textures in your skin or diminish sun damage, laser treatments can work wonders.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more, you should contact the expert team at Academic & Aesthestic Dermatology Consultants. Whether you’re concerned about the health or appearance of your skin, laser resurfacing is an excellent treatment option.