What is laser skin resurfacing?
A laser device is used to create a controlled injury to the skin to stimulate the deposition of collagen and elastin. The healing process that follows a laser skin resurfacing treatment is what creates smoother, more evenly-toned skin that is less wrinkled and more glowy!
What types of laser skin resurfacing does MD Wellness Solutions offer?
Depending on your skin type, skin improvement goals, and ability to accommodate downtime you may choose either a non-ablative fractional laser treatment (1540) or an ablative fractional laser treatment (CO2). The 1540 laser is ideal for people with darker skin or those who want the least downtime, and don’t mind having a series of treatments. The CO2 laser is ideal for people with lighter skin tones and those who don’t mind a longer downtime (5+ days) but prefer a single treatment.
What sort of before/after care will I need?
You will meet with Dr.Tkatch and the medical esthetician prior to your laser resurfacing to help you prepare for your treatment. If you are having the 1540 non-ablative laser, your pre and post care is fairly easy and involves sun avoidance and correct use of skin care products. If you are having the C02 ablative resurfacing, your pre and post care will be more extensive and require the use of specific after care procedures and visits with Dr. Tkatch. Please allow yourself the time to follow the after care and obtain full benefit from your laser skin resurfacing.
Is laser skin resurfacing uncomfortable?
Without the proper equipment and expertise to keep you comfortable, yes it can be! That’s why we use medical grade numbing, in-treatment cooling and post-treatment masks to keep you comfortable. The evening after your laser resurfacing you will feel sunburned at most and we will send you home with products to keep you comfortable.
When will I see improvement after my laser skin resurfacing?
After the initial redness and swelling settles down, your skin will start the process of laying down more collagen and elastin. This process continues for three to six months after your laser treatment, meaning your skin will just keep looking better and better.
How often should I have a laser skin resurfacing?
Many people choose to resurface the skin as part of a larger overall program to diminish acne scarring or wrinkles, and may undergo the laser procedure or series only once. Many others choose to do an annual laser resurfacing as part of a skin maintenance program. Dr. Tkatch will provide you with an individualized plan to suit your goals and budget.