What sort of results can you expect from laser skin resurfacing?
Lasers can be a very effective way to improve skin texture, acne scars, age spots and wrinkles. Ablative lasers are used for resurfacing and work by causing controlled injury to the upper layers of the skin. Resurfacing lasers use energy to precisely vaporize the upper layers of the skin, which allow for healthy new skin to grow in its place. Laser resurfacing can help achieve smoother skin if there is an underlying irregularity such as acne scars or a facial scar. It will often make these scars less noticeable, but may not eliminate their appearance completely. Laser skin resurfacing can also be useful in smoothing fine lines and wrinkles to give a more youthful appearance. Dark age spots can usually be improved or eliminated with laser resurfacing treatments.
-Dr. Jessica Kulak