What is laser skin treatment?
Laser skin resurfacing is a cosmetic procedure or a treatment that helps in rejuvenating the skin and reducing wrinkles and skin irregularities caused by ageing, sun and some other facial skin disorders such as reduces the effect of wrinkles and skin irregularities such as blemishes, acne scars. This treatment removes the damaged outer layers of the skin with precision and stimulates the production of collagen and new skin cells in the underlying layers, creating a younger and sagging skin, exposing a smoother, younger and healthier-loosing skin. The new cells provide a firmer skin surface reducing the appearance of imperfections on the skin’s surface. Most commonly used in laser resurfacing are carbon dioxide laser. This laser mentioned before vaporizes the damaged skin cells at the surface level.
Who is eligible for laser skin treatment and when is the treatment done?
Patients who are ideal for this treatment are those who have lines, wrinkles, uneven pigmentation or facial scars like acne scars and other irregularities that cannot be treated with other methods, Can’t get over with. The candidate should have elastic, non-oily skin which is not prone to scarring after minor injury. This treatment is best applied to any candidate without other medical considerations such as other medications or health conditions that may prove risky. Individuals with lighter skin tones are better suited for this treatment than those with darker skin tones as there is less risk of permanent skin discolouration.
Are there any side-effects?
Since there are certain risks for certain skin types, skin tones, medications and health conditions, it is recommended to consult a skin specialist. Some side effects may arise after the treatment. General side effects may include redness of the skin, swelling of the treated area, mild or moderate irritation similar to the sensation caused by mild sunburn. Side effects such as burning, scarring or change in the pigmentation of the skin have occurred in some rare cases. Irreversible laser resurfacing can be a bacterial, viral or fungal infection. Non-ablative laser resurfacing rarely gives rise to blistering and scarring.
What are the post treatment guidelines?
Once the skin has healed after treatment, oil-free makeup can be used to reduce the redness which usually goes away in two to three months. It is very important to use a broad spectrum sunscreen that provides protection against ultraviolet rays. Sunscreen should have zinc content of 7% or higher. Protective clothing such as full length sleeved shirts; pants; wide brimmed hat or cap should be used. The new skin should be kept well moisturised.
How long does it take to recover?
Recovery from carbon dioxide laser treatment requires approximately two weeks. In some cases the recovery time may only take a week. Fraxel laser skin resurfacing is invasive so their recovery time can be extended to several weeks. In this method of treatment, the skin gradually improves over the course of weeks or months. Pinkness and redness of the skin may last for a long time after laser skin treatment for several months.
What is the cost of treatment in India?
There are many factors that determine the cost of treatment such as specialist fee, cost of the facility and expenses and pre- and post- operative care. There is no limit to its treatment; its treatment varies from person to person and place to place.
Are the results of the treatment permanent?
The results are long lasting which result in many benefits that go away from sagging and fine lines, however maintenance session may require time to time. Post treatment the new skin emerges during the healing period and a new, smoother, tighter and healthier skin appears.
Disclaimer:(*): Result may vary depends on individual
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