The Process and What to Expect
The patient is first administered with topical or local anesthesia, usually a cream containing lidocaine. The surgeon will then start to slowly administer laser energy to the affected areas of the skin, one area at a time. The laser is designed to send strong, short, and concentrated pulsating beams of light onto the damaged or irregular skin. This helps to remove the unwanted and damaged skin in a very safe and precise manner.
The concentrated laser beams that are used in the laser resurfacing treatment will help remove the outer layer of your facial skin, which is called the epidermis. It also simultaneously heats up the underlying skin, which is called the dermis. This action will work to stimulate the growth of new collagen protein fibers in the skin.
As the targeted and treated area heals, the new skin that forms underneath will be smoother, firmer, and more radiant. Speak with a skilled medical professional to find out more about the healing process and the measures you’ll need to take to prepare for it.