Laser skin resurfacing can help with aging, acne, sun damage, blotches, scars, wrinkles and lines to help make your skin look healthier and younger. Laser skin resurfacing does this by removing skin layer by layer with precision. The new skin cells that emerge during the healing process are tighter and give your skin a younger look.
This is a great option for renewing your skin without plastic surgery or fillers. Pure Luxe Medical offers a great option for laser skin resurfacing with our Fractional, Non-Ablative Laser Therapy. Here is a closer look at what laser skin resurfacing is and how to prepare for the procedure.
How to Prepare
First, you’ll need to consult with a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist to determine if you are an ideal candidate for laser skin resurfacing. Let your doctor know if you get fever blisters or cold sores around your mouth as laser skin resurfacing can cause breakouts in people who are at risk.
If you do decide to go through with the procedure your doctor will ask you not to take any medications or supplements that can affect clotting for 10 days prior to the surgery. If you are a smoker, you will need to stop for two weeks before and after the procedure as smoking can delay the healing process for the skin. Your doctor may also prescribe antibiotics beforehand to prevent any bacterial infections and also antiviral medication if you are prone to fever blisters or cold sores.
During and After the Procedure
Depending on your needs, your doctor may treat wrinkles around your eyes, mouth or forehead or they may treat your entire face. For smaller areas, the doctor will numb the area being treated with a local anesthetic and they may also sedate you. If your entire face is being treated, you may need to go under general anesthesia.
The treatment time with the Fractional Non-Ablative 1540 Laser for just parts of your face is around 30-45 minutes and a full-face treatment may take up to two hours.
Following the procedure, the doctor will bandage the areas that were treated and after 24 hours, you will need to clean the treated parts four to five times a day and then apply an ointment to prevent scabs from forming. Swelling after laser skin resurfacing is normal and your doctor may prescribe steroids to manage swelling around your eyes. To ease swelling, you can sleep on an extra pillow at night.
After the procedure, you may experience itching or stinging for up to 3 days. Five to seven days after the procedure, your skin will become dry and begin to peel. Total healing typically takes from 10 to 21 days and once the skin has healed, you can wear oil-free makeup to minimize any redness, which typically fades in two to three months.
Be sure to use a “broad spectrum” sunscreen, which screens ultraviolet B and ultraviolet A rays. Use a sunscreen specifically formulated for use on the face with a 7% or higher zinc oxide content and SPF of 30 or higher. Limit your exposure to the sun, especially between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. It is also crucial that you keep your new skin moisturized to maintain the healthy glow.
Benefits of Laser Resurfacing
- New, younger and healthier skin
- Reduced lines and wrinkles
- Will treat fine lines, acne scars, stretch marks, scars and melasma
Depending on the areas you are treating and the condition of your skin, laser skin resurfacing costs an average of $2,300.
Pure Luxe Medical Fractional, Non-Ablative Laser Therapy
Pure Luxe Medical is proud to offer Fractional, Non-Ablative Laser Therapy for our clients to help improve their skin and create a healthy glow.
This treatment uses pulses of energy that are delivered deep into the skin on your face or body to stimulate collagen and clear many skin imperfections. Treatments include:
-Melasma (dark spots)
-Wrinkles and Fine Lines
Be sure to contact us with any questions you may have about any of our treatments or products. If you are interested in having laser skin resurfacing done, please reach out to set up an appointment today. We look forward to helping you achieve the healthiest and most beautiful skin possible. Check out our full list of treatments and products we offer on our website and make sure to read our blog for skin tips and tricks.