Also known as laser resurfacing, skin resurfacing Charlotte NC is a facial rejuvenation treatment that uses a laser to improve the appearance of the skin or to treat minor facial flaws. This procedure can be performed with an ablative laser or a nonablative laser:
laser. An ablative laser
is a wounding laser that removes the skin’s thin outer layer, also
known as the epidermis, and heats the underlying skin, or the
dermis, which then stimulates the growth of new collagen fibers.
After the procedure, as the epidermis heals and regrows, the treated
area appears tighter and smoother. There are multiple types of
ablative laser treatments, including the carbon dioxide or CO2
laser, the erbium laser and combination systems that use both types
laser. The nonablative
laser is a nonwounding laser that stimulates collagen growth and
helps improve the tone and texture of your skin over time. The
nonablative laser approach can be performed with multiple types of
lasers, as well as intense pulsed light or IPL devices. Nonablative
laser resurfacing tends to be less invasive and needs less recovery
time than ablative laser resurfacing does. But nonablative laser
treatments are considered less effective.
ablative laser and nonablative laser methods can be delivered with a
fractional laser. The fractional laser leaves microscopic columns of
untreated tissue throughout the treatment area. The fractional laser
was developed to decrease recovery time, as well as the risk of
potential side effects.
resurfacing can also reduce the appearance of fine lines in the face
and treat the loss of skin tone and improve your complexion if you
have any sun damage or scars. However, laser resurfacing cannot
eliminate sagging or excessive skin.