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Achieve Great Skin At Any Age With Laser Skin Resurfacing
April 14, 2019

Young Woman in spa getting a laser treatment

Are you looking to eliminate acne scars, age spots, wrinkles, or other blemishes that keep you from feeling your best? Laser skin resurfacing is a proven way that helps to reduce skin imperfections while tightening and toning the skin.


How Laser Skin Resurfacing Works

This unique type of skin care treatment involves using lasers to help improve skin texture and appearance. Based on your individual needs, Hinsdale Vein & Laser will target the outer layer of your skin while simultaneously heating the lower layers in the dermis. This will promote collagen production that help to produce new smoother, firmer skin.


What To Expect During Treatment

Laser skin resurfacing involves the following steps:

Step 1: Before the procedure begins, your skin needs to be prepared. This consists of a series of treatments done several weeks before the procedure. This preparation process allows for your skin to increase tolerance to professional treatments while decreasing your risk of side effects.

Step 2: When it is time for your actual treatment to begin, your doctor will apply a topical anesthetic to the treatment area. This anesthetic is used to reduce any potential pain or discomfort and allow you to be as comfortable as possible during treatment.

Step 3: The skin is then cleaned to remove any excess oil, dirt, and bacteria from the surface.

Step 4: Once treatment begins, the selected laser will move slowly around the designated area of skin.

Step 5: Immediately following the procedure, your doctor will dress the treated area in wraps to help protect the skin and promote the healing process.


Potential Side Effects

Like any cosmetic treatment, laser skin resurfacing does pose a risk for developing mild side effects. By following your doctor’s post-treatment care instructions, you can significantly reduce the risk of complications and risks. Recovery time usually takes between 3-10 days depending on the size of the treatment area. Talk to your doctor about any existing medical conditions before beginning treatment to avoid an increase in risk for side effects including:

  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Redness
  • Rash
  • Swelling
  • Bumps
  • Burning
  • Scarring


When Laser Resurfacing Makes a Difference

This treatment is an excellent way to correct skin concerns related to age, sun exposure, or acne-related issues that are not treatable with over-the-counter products.

Laser skin resurfacing can be used to treat one or more of the following skin concerns:

  • Age spots
  • Sun spots
  • Acne scars
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sagging skin
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Enlarged oil glands
  • Crow’s feet
  • Warts


Results You Can Expect To See

Laser skin resurfacing targets the outer layer of your skin while simultaneously heating the lower layers in the dermis. This treatment helps to promote collagen production. New collagen fibers will help to produce new skin that is smoother in texture and firmer to the touch.

Individual results will vary based on the extent of the initial concerns being treated. You can expect your results to last for several years once your treatment sessions are completed; however, results are not considered permanent. Repeat procedures may be required in the future to maintain your results.


Your Results Will Depend On Your Provider

Laser resurfacing is a safe way to dramatically improve your skin’s appearance when performed by a highly trained and knowledgeable professional. Choose a laser resurfacing provider based on an individual’s experience, training, and qualifications rather than price or brand-name laser platforms. In the hands of a poorly trained individual, lasers can be ineffective or even dangerous with results including permanent scarring.

Dr. Alkadri uses different types of lasers depending on your specific skin type and treatment goals. We will discuss what to expect during your initial consultation, including the number of sessions recommended, and any anticipated downtime. When it comes to laser resurfacing, trust the skin experts at Hinsdale Vein & Laser.


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