What Is Laser Skin Resurfacing ?

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Laser Skin Resurfacing is a cosmetic treatment that helps to erase blotches, scars, wrinkles or lines. Before starting this treatment the very first thing to do is to consult a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon and find out if Laser Skin Resurfacing will work for your skin. Follow all instructions given by your doctor or dermatologist for a successful procedure. Laser Skin Resurfacing procedure does not require an overnight stay at the hospital.

What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Laser Skin Resurfacing is a cosmetic treatment that helps to reduce and in some cases totally erase facial wrinkles, acne scars,other facial scars and a variety of skin growth and blemishes.

This treatment removes the top layer of the skin and exposes a new layer of skin that is smooth and young looking.

Before starting this treatment the very first thing to do is to consult a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon and find out if Laser Skin Resurfacing will work for your skin. Inform your doctor about any health conditions that you have in advance to prevent any complications in the treatment.

Laser Skin Resurfacing Procedure

Laser Skin Resurfacing does not require overnight stay at the hospital. As a safety measure the doctor may prescribe antibiotic medication before the treatment to prevent bacterial and viral infections. The doctor may also ask you to avoid any medication that will not agree with the treatment ten days before the procedure.

If you have the habit of smoking, you will have to stop smoking two weeks before the procedure. Smoking prolongs the healing process.

After the Laser Skin Resurfacing procedure is over the doctor will bandage the parts that have been treated. After 24 hours you will have to clean the treated areas a number of times as specified by the doctor and follow all the instructions carefully.

After cleaning the treated skin the doctor will give you an ointment to apply to prevent scabs from forming on the area of the skin that has been treated.

During the healing period always remember to wear a broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF (Sun Protection Factor) of 30 or above. Try not to expose your skin to the sun for too long a time. Wear a hat or use an umbrella to protect your treated skin from harsh rays of the sun.

Remember to keep your new skin moisturized and do not let your skin dry out. Ask your doctor if it is okay to start using your regular makeup.

Risks of Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser Skin Resurfacing can improve the overall appearance of your skin.

This procedure has the following risks –

•burns or injuries due to the laser’s heat
• scarring of tissue
• changes in the pigmentation of the skin
• reactivation of herpes cold sores
• bacterial infections

Laser Skin Resurfacing is a cosmetic procedure that is very expensive. A point to note is that since Laser Skin Resurfacing is a cosmetic procedure most insurance companies will not cover the expenses.

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Hi!! My name is Mrs. Nithya Venkat. Writing is my passion, nature my inspiration. I write about topics that interest me.

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author avatar vellur
18th Mar 2014 (#)

Mark Gordon Brown thank you for the moderation.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
18th Mar 2014 (#)

I have grown familiar with a few of my wrinkles and think I will probably just be content with the years and more...:0)...as always vellur an excellent as well as informative page, many thanks...!

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
18th Mar 2014 (#)

sounds awfully painful...like Delicia will just have to love the way I am...

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author avatar vellur
19th Mar 2014 (#)

Delicia Powers thank you. Wrinkles are beautiful!

cnwriter carolina yes you are right awfully painful! Thank you for stopping by.

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author avatar vellur
19th Mar 2014 (#)

Delicia Powers thank you. Wrinkles are beautiful!

cnwriter carolina yes you are right awfully painful! Thank you for stopping by.

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author avatar writestuff
19th Mar 2014 (#)

Ouch,yuck! My mother use to say: ' All beauty has a cost,but it's really high when you try to out do Mother Nature'.

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author avatar vellur
19th Mar 2014 (#)

writestuff you said it right, this treatment is painful and expensive.

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