One of the most popular, non-invasive cosmetic procedures for anti-aging these days is laser skin resurfacing. This technique, which using a pulsing beam of light to remove the top layer of your skin, eliminates undesired blemishes, irregularities and minor skin damage, such as scars. This procedure also applies heat to the lower layers of the skin, which promotes collagen growth, an important factor in anti-aging.
Due to being a minimally invasive cosmetic surgery with quick recovery, laser skin resurfacing is relatively risk-free. Patients are unlikely to experience any side-effects other than a mild sunburn sensation, with minor itching and/or stinging as the skin heals for several days. However, the skin is extremely sensitive during this period, so it is important to protect it. Make sure to wear an SPF lotion to protect your skin from the sun’s rays as it heals.
Of course, any procedure comes with the potential for complications, which is why it is important to visit a board-certified plastic surgeon for any cosmetic surgery, be it breast augmentation, a facelift or laser skin resurfacing. The non-invasive nature of laser skin resurfacing doesn’t mean you should take the risk of seeing an unqualified surgeon.
If you’re considering laser skin resurfacing or any other anti-aging solution, contact Maryland Plastic Surgery and MediSpa. Dr. Adam Summers is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in laser treatments. From wrinkle reduction to acne scar elimination, laser skin tightening and resurfacing might be the perfect solution for your beauty and anti-aging needs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and make your beauty goals for the new year a reality.