Laser Skin Resurfacing

A Few Key Points To Know About Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing is an excellent solution for eliminating signs of aging and skin blemishes on almost any part of the body. At the Women’s Institute of Cosmetic & Laser Surgery, Dr. Hein has used laser treatments to help many of our patients reduce wrinkles, facial lines, acne markings, scars and dark spots while rejuvenating skin flexibility. If you’re contemplating laser skin resurfacing for correction of these common signs of aging, here are few things to know:

Several Laser Treatments May Be Needed

Although you will certainly see a difference in the tone and texture of your skin following your first laser skin resurfacing session with Dr. Hein, many women require a number of sessions to fully accomplish their cosmetic goals.

There’s No Downtime After Laser Treatments

As a noninvasive cosmetic procedure, women who receive laser skin resurfacing won’t need recovery time after their treatments. Any side effects are minor and can be treated with a cold cloth and over-the-counter pain relievers. Generally, laser skin resurfacing patients experience minor redness and inflammation for about an hour after their sessions.

Lasers Stimulate Collagen Production and Skin Elasticity

A primary reason laser skin resurfacing provides such good results is that it activates the body’s production of collagen, which is the naturally occurring protein responsible for the skin’s flexibility and ability to heal. When women are in their 30s, collagen production dramatically slows. This is why the early signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines usually form in this age range.

During application, the laser light encourages collagen production by creating microscopic wounds in the skin’s deepest layers. The body’s natural reaction is produce collagen at the application sites, which allows new skin cells to grow. The result is smoother, firmer looking skin that mends faster than it did before. This healing element is vital to preventing new lines and wrinkles, age spots and skin discoloration.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Hein to learn more about our skin resurfacing at 630-232-7840.