How Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Work?
Laser skin resurfacing is a modified form of ablative therapy. It removes the outer layers of skin and creates tiny areas of microdamage that signal cells to begin a healing and repair process. We use a fractional CO2 laser that makes channels in the skin surrounded by healthy cells, leading to faster healing with similar results. As the skin cells repair the areas of damage, they also begin to produce collagen. This collagen will tighten and smooth the skin to erase lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity.
How Long Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Last?
As your skin heals and develops new collagen, Dr. Lanfranchi and his team will provide you with care instructions. Following these will make sure your results last as long as possible. Many people see their results last for several years. The aging process will continue, but you can return for another treatment if you ever want to refresh your results.
Is There Any Downtime With Laser Skin Resurfacing?
After treatment, your skin will look red, and you may have some swelling. Your skin will flake after a few days as the old epidermal cells shed. Your skin should return to normal within four weeks. Patients can apply make-up seven days after the treatment. Protecting your skin from the sun while healing is critical and will protect your developing collagen from UV damage.