Laser Skin Resurfacing

Many factors contribute to the formation of wrinkles and skin blemishes that make people look older than they really are. Laser skin resurfacing reduces blemishes and sunspots and restores your skin to a smoother, more youthful appearance.

The length of a laser resurfacing session depends entirely on the total surface area. Generally, the procedure often takes 1-2 hours. This procedure involves a local anesthesia with sedation. General anesthesia may be needed for more extensive laser treatment.

 

How It’s Done

 

Often used in conjunction with other procedures such as eyelid surgery or facelifts, laser resurfacing involves focusing a high-energy beam of light onto the desired area, heating the supportive tissue underneath the skin. This heat causes new collagen deposits underneath the skin that lifts and tightens loose skin without cutting into it. The heat from the laser also causes the outer layers of the skin to peel away. After the session, increased cell growth produces new, healthier skin layers which give the face a smoother, more youthful appearance.

 

Am I A Candidate?

 

If you are in good general health and have specific but realistic goals for the improvement of your appearance this procedure may be for you.

 

What To Expect

 

Laser resurfacing is very safe with few side effects. Immediately after the procedure, your face will feel like it has a sunburn, with some redness and irritation. Redness indicates that you’re healing and it will dissipate over one month, however, is not uncommon for your skin to be red for 3-4 months. Patients experience minimal discomfort that, if required, they may control with oral medication. We highly encourage applying a protective ointment for the week following the procedure. The outer layers of the skin will peel away several days after treatment and new skin will form over the next several weeks.

 

We provide detailed preoperative and postoperative instructions at Western Surgery Centre.

 

Additional Information

 

Our goal is to provide you with the information required to ease the decision-making process.

 

We strongly encourage you to research the operation thoroughly. Here are some useful links to help you: