About Laser Sin Resurfacing
What is Laser Sin Resurfacing?
Laser Resurfacing for a Smoother & Younger Looking Skin
Everyone wants to look young with a smooth and flawless skin that never ages with time. But as they say that there is no life without toil, our skin ages with our age.
However, with the advent of technology, there are laser treatment options that have shown people with fine lines, wrinkles, shallow acne scars and non-responsive skin among other skin irregularities a tunnel of light.
What is Laser Resurfacing?
The treatment option is used for areas around mouth and eyes of the person. Hence, once the treatment procedure is completed, you will have a finer and younger looking skin. The procedure is effective for approximately 5 years from the date of getting it done.
There are two types of laser resurfacing treatment options available in the market:
- CO2 (carbon dioxide)
- Fractional Co2
- Fractional Erbium
- Fractional RF ( Radio frequency)
In CO2 treatment procedure, short pulse waves are used to target the affected area in a scanning pattern. This treatment procedure can also reduce birthmarks, as well as fine lines, wrinkles and other regular skin irregularities.
Erbium is recommended for people who have a darker skin tone and want to remove skin irregularities. In this treatment procedure, cool light from the erbium laser are used to treat wrinkles, sun-damaged skin, acne scars and aged skin.
Who is the best candidate?
A person suffering from wrinkles and fine lines around mouth and eyes, unresponsive skin, shallow acne scars, non-responsive skin due to facelift is a candidate for laser resurfacing treatment. However, there are types of laser treatment suited for lighter and darker skin types. CO2 laser resurfacing treatment is meant for lighter skin tone. On the other hand, people with darker skin tone have can have Erbium laser resurfacing. Individuals who have active acne are also not eligible for laser resurfacing treatment.
The treatment option is considered safe without any major side-effects. However, potential risks of the procedure include: •Infection: It is a rare case; however in some cases it might have side-effects such as bacterial, viral and fungal infections. •Burns: The treatment can produce burns on the skin. Although, it is not a general phenomenon, however, in some cases patients may experience burns on their skin after treatment. •Scarring: In rare cases, the laser treatment option may result in skin and deeper tissue scarring. Keloid scars might surface in rare patients, which experience side-effects of the treatment. •Change in skin pigmentation: In some cases, irregular skin pigmentation can occur in patients with lighter and darker patches. Although redness will prevail for sometime after the treatment, it is not a permanent phenomenon.
What is the Cost?
The cost of the treatment is from $250 and up based on the type of the technology and size of the area being treated. Although the treatment cost will depend on the surface area covered such as entire ruined face, acne and other areas that needs to be treated.