Has too much time in the sun or other factors as ageing and acne left your skin with scars, wrinkles or visible lines? Laser skin resurfacing could be just the right treatment for you!
Laser skin resurfacing is an excellent cosmetic procedure that can help your skin become healthier and younger. The laser skin resurfacing procedure can be done by itself or combined with other cosmetic surgeries, depending on the case. This method removes skin layer by layer with very much precision and with healing, the new skin cells form a healthier and tighter skin surface.
Here are the top five things you need to know about laser skin resurfacing
If you would like to find out whether you’re a good candidate for this cosmetic procedure, we do recommend starting by consulting a plastic surgeon or dermatologist.
1. Make sure you are in the right hands!
Who performs your laser resurfacing procedure is very important and has a great influence on the results. Therefore, make sure you are in the hands of a highly trained and knowledgeable professional and don’t just look for the best offer or deal you can find!
2. Certain medication could impact how your skin reacts to laser skin resurfacing.
Inform your specialist about your medical history and any medications you are taking! For example if you are vulnerable to cold sores or even fever blisters, this procedure and laser treatments could lead to breakouts. Other common medication, like aspirin can maximise the risk of post-procedure bleeding. Diabetes as well as smoking could impact the healing process and the chance to optimal results will be affected. In this case we do recommend you to quit smoking at least 2 weeks before the treatment.
3. Autumn is the “laser season”.
Sun exposure is not recommended for laser treated skin, that’s why many experienced cosmetic surgeons advise undergoing laser skin resurfacing during fall or winter months, when you spend more time indoors and days are shorter. Whether you’ll do it in the fall or spring, make sure that you wear a high SPF sunscreen daily and reapply as needed. This will not only provide you with optimal results but will also protect your skin against premature aging and even skin cancer.
4. The level of pain depends on the laser, area of treatment and your pain tolerance!
Although many doctors and patients compare this treatment sensation to a “rubber band snapping against the skin”, some laser skin resurfacing procedures require local anaesthetic injections or intravenous sedation to keep the patient relaxed and comfortable whilst the treatment is carried out. After the procedure is done, a certain level of tenderness could be expected in the area, however, your cosmetic doctor will advise on safe ways to control and diminish discomfort throughout the healing process.
5. Your darker skin does not necessarily prevent you from getting laser skin resurfacing.
Whilst many believe that laser skin resurfacing is safe only for light skin types, there are safe options for dark skin individuals as well. For lighter toned skin tones, a good option and with a less discolouration risk, could be the Erbium lasers, whilst patients with black or brown skin may need to consider different skin resurfacing options such as microneedling. The best way to find out your right skin resurfacing option is to consult with a professional, fully qualified cosmetic doctor.
Why choose Skin Radiance Clinics for your laser skin resurfacing procedure?
Dr Raj Thethi MBChB BSc (Hons) MRCSEd, is a Harley Street-trained, fully medically qualified cosmetic doctor with a broad surgical background and a perfectionist’s touch. So come on over for an initial consultation with our expert, here at Skin Radiance Clinics, in Leeds! Call us now on 07722 955 251 or send us an email on [email protected] and we’ll be happy to help and book your first consultation with our cosmetic doctor!