Laser resurfacing is a treatment to reduce facial wrinkles and skin irregularities, such as blemishes or acne scars. This popular procedure is also called laser abrasion, laser peel, or laser vaporization. For the best fractional laser resurfacing experts in Chicago, contact the experts at Charming Skin & Vein Clinics. Enabled with the best technique and modern equipment’s, Charming Skin & Vein Clinics is the perfect go-to place for laser treatments for skin.
How Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Work?
The newest version of CO2 laser resurfacing (fractionated CO2) uses very short pulsed light energy (known as ultrapulse) or continuous light beams that are delivered in a scanning pattern to remove thin layers of skin with minimal heat damage. Recovery takes up to two weeks. We use the state of art SmartSkin machine by Cynosure, which is regarded as the best and most modern technique when it comes to Fractional laser resurfacing treatment in Chicago, Oak Brook and Orland Park. In case, you have any more queries, do feel free to contact our experts. We are available both online and over the phone.
Who Is a Good Candidate For Laser Resurfacing?
If you have fine lines or wrinkles around your eyes or mouth or on your forehead, shallow scars from acne or non-responsive skin after a facelift, then you may be a good candidate for laser skin resurfacing. However, people suffering from acne or those who have very dark skin may not be the ideal candidate for Chicago fractional laser resurfacing treatment. This technique is also not recommended for treating stretch marks. For more information on this from experts, contact Charming Skin & Vein Clinics.
What to Expect?
Generally, laser resurfacing is an outpatient procedure. The doctor will numb the areas to be treated with a local anesthetic, the procedure will take about 30 to 45 minutes.
Starting 24 hours after treatment, you will need to clean the treated area four to five times a day. Then you’ll need to apply an ointment, such as petroleum jelly, to prevent scabs from forming.
You may feel itching or stinging for 12 to 72 hours after the procedure. Five to seven days after laser resurfacing, your skin will become dry and peel.
However, it is quite normal to have swellings a few days after fractional laser resurfacing treatment in Chicago. You can as well reduce this swelling by putting an ice-pack over the treated area on the first and second days after the treatment.
Complications of Laser Skin Resurfacing.
Although skin resurfacing cannot produce perfect skin, it can improve the appearance of your skin. Potential risks of the procedure include: Burns or other injuries from the laser’s heat, Scarring Changes in the skin’s pigmentation, including areas of darker or lighter skin. Reactivating herpes cold sores, or Bacterial infection. During healing, you can also expect the formation of small white bumps known as milia. In that case, it is recommended to consult with your laser surgeon. If you have any more queries on Chicago, Oak Brook, Orland Park, Des Plaines, Villa Park-based fractional laser resurfacing, email us or simply call us up.