Laser skin resurfacing is a highly effective treatment for acne scars and wrinkles. It also improves the overall texture of your skin. But is laser skin resurfacing safe? And what exactly does this procedure entail?
To answer these questions, let's take a closer look at this treatment and why it is so effective.
What is Laser Skin Resurfacing and How Does it Work?
Laser skin resurfacing is a cosmetic procedure that uses lasers to remove the outer layer of your skin. These special lasers treat fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, uneven pigmentation, and coarse facial hair.
Laser resurfacing works by removing the top layer of damaged or aged skin cells to reveal new, healthy layers beneath it. The procedure is fast and while you may experience minor discomfort during the treatment (we use numbing cream for comfort), downtime is limited afterward. The treatment is safe and will improve your overall appearance by giving your skin a new glow.
An Intro to Evo Light and Tetra CoolPeel Laser
If you are considering laser skin resurfacing, you may wonder what the difference is between popular devices such as Evo Light and Tetra CoolPeel. The answer lies within their unique technologies.
Evo Light is a fractionated laser that uses specific wavelengths of light to create microscopic holes in your skin. As they heal, these holes trigger new collagen growth and help smooth out wrinkles, acne scars, and sun damage.
The process is fast — once every two weeks for four months — and most patients see results after only one treatment cycle. It's also less painful than traditional lasers but we offer numbing cream before each session.
Tetra CoolPeel uses a blend of carbon dioxide and erbium lasers to treat fine lines and wrinkles. This device can also treat other signs of aging without causing superficial burns or discolourations as many other treatments do.
When applied directly over large areas at once, traditional lasers can harm the skin with their single-pulse method. Instead, Tetra CoolPeel uses fractional technology, which allows aestheticians to perform multiple treatments per session, effectively speeding up treatment time while reducing side effects.
Preparation for Treatment
Your skin needs to be as clean as possible before a laser skin resurfacing treatment. Although this may seem like a simple step, you must cleanse your face thoroughly and follow any directions given to you beforehand.
Before the treatment, you will be given a local numbing cream on the area that is being treated. The procedure can take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes, depending on how many areas of the skin are being treated at once.
Results and Recovery
Fortunately, laser skin resurfacing is quick, and the recovery time is short. The results of your treatment should be immediate, with full effects becoming visible after a few weeks. After the process, your skin will look sunburned for a few days, and there may be some minor warmth and discomfort, but these side effects are temporary.
Resurface Your Skin at Waterloo Medical Cosmetics
If you are looking for a way to treat fine lines and wrinkles, laser skin resurfacing may be the solution. It can also help fade sun spots, smooth out your skin, and reduce acne scars.
At Waterloo Medical Cosmetics, we use the latest technology and products to provide exceptional laser resurfacing results. To book an appointment, call us at (226) 476-4367 or visit our website and connect with us online.