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What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Dr. Vivekanand N Bhat

Dr. Vivekanand N Bhat

  Lavelle road, Bengaluru     May 3, 2019

   1 min     

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It has been said that beauty is overrated. But is it? People especially women go on measures to enhance and preserve their ageing skin. So the answer lies there. There are uncountable natural and manmade techniques to enhance the beauty of the skin and amongst them laser skin resurfacing is gaining popularity.

What is Laser Skin Resurfacing? 

Laser skin resurfacing or laser peel is a safe, cost-effective, and convenient cosmetic procedure for rejuvenating the skin. It can help in reversing the signs of ageing, reducing the effects of sun, and some facial skin disorders.

It removes the outer damaged layers of the skin and stimulates collagen and new skin cells production in the underlying skin layers making the skin look smoother, younger, and healthier. Laser skin resurfacing is mostly done on the face but can be done on the skin in other areas of the body as well.

How does it work?

In this process, the skin is exposed to brief laser pulses of high energy light. The light energy is absorbed by water and chromophores (substances) in the skin where it changes into heat energy that destroys the sections of skin, layer by layer. This is then let to heal. As the new skin grows, it replaces the damaged skin that was removed during the laser treatment.

Ideal candidates for Laser Skin Resurfacing 

This treatment is effective for patients with:

  • Lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Uneven skin
  • Surplus hair growth
  • Pigmentation
  • Facial scars
  • Brown spots
  • Age spots

Is it effective?

The way it enhances the complexion with minimum distress, laser treatment for skin has been gaining popularity. There is a lot that it can do but sadly, it is not there to create magic. It has its own limitations. This treatment can discolour dark skin and may result in swelling and redness (for a few days).

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