Laser resurfacing has become a promising treatment when it comes to the removal of various skin imperfections, such as excess hair, pigmented lesions, and different signs of skin aging. Here’s how the procedure works.
What happens under the laser?
To prepare for you for a laser resurfacing procedure, your face is cleansed and your eyes are covered. Dr. Totonchi will then apply anesthetic medications to numb your skin and keep you comfortable during the treatment. In some cases, sedation may be given for your convenience.
In the procedure intense laser light is directed at the site of treatment, damaging the epidermis and the impurities that have accumulated in it. This light energy is also able to heat the dermis, the skin’s underlying layer, which allows the collagen in our body to shrink. This creates microscopic wounds that will then trigger a reaction in the body to create new skin. The result is smoother, tighter, younger-looking skin.
What happens after the treatment?
After a laser resurfacing treatment, you can expect the treated area to be itchy and swollen. It might also appear raw and can even produce yellowish exudate in certain cases. To prevent scarring, it is best to avoid picking at the crusts that might form on the skin. This will also prevent the occurrence of infection during your short recovery.
Laser resurfacing in Cleveland
Let Dr. Totonchi take a look at the condition of your skin and determine if what you need is a laser resurfacing treatment. Call us today at (216) 778-2262 to request a consultation with Dr. Totonchi. We look forward to your visit!