The laser resurfacing treatment is similar to the fractional laser treatment. It is designed to help men and women with the reduction of wrinkles, scars and other imperfections.
|Procedure:||Removal of superficial layers of skin with a laser causing the skin to heal smoother and either removing or incorporating skin defects or lesions.|
|Length:||Depends on size of area to be treated – a few seconds for individual skin lesions to an hour.|
|Anesthesia:||Local anaesthetic cream or injection, possibly with sedation or general anaesthetic.|
|Side Effects:||Temporary skin darkening. Permanent skin lightening/loss of natural skin pigment. Scarring.|
|Recovery:||Weeping from open wound surface for 2 days. Swelling mostly subsides in first week or two but may persist minimally for manyweeks. Redness maximal in first 2 weeks, but may persist for several weeks.|
|Duration:||Facial movements will form wrinkles again over time.|