You might be wondering how laser resurfacing in Southport works. Laser resurfacing is a procedure which helps reduce blemishes, acne scars and wrinkles. It is a technique that uses concentrated, short pulsating light beams in order to remove damaged layers of skin, and it is also known as laser vaporization, laser peel and lasabrasion. Laser resurfacing however, is not recommended for people with active acne, or for people with very dark skin. It is also not suited for those who want to treat stretch mark. The best course of action is to discuss your eligibility with a doctor before getting the procedure.
If you think you qualify, and are in Southport, laser resurfacing might just be the procedure for you. There are two different types of lasers most commonly used in this procedure. You have carbon dioxide, or CO2, and erbium lasers. The CO2 laser resurfacing method is used to treat a variety of skin problems, and it works either by beaming very short pulses of light energy or by using a continuous light beam. Recovering from this method can take up to 2 weeks. The erbium resurfacing procedure is best used for moderately deep blemishes and lines, and the main benefit of using erbium is that does a minimal amount of damage to the surrounding tissue. This means that there are fewer side effects such as redness, bruising and swelling. With erbium, recovery can be as short as one week, and the procedure can be used if you have a darker skin colour.
When preparing for your laser resurfacing in Southport, it’s best to start by asking your dermatologist about the procedure, and whether you are a good candidate for it. If laser resurfacing is a good option for you, your dermatologist will then recommend the best treatment, and go ahead with the procedure. If you’d like to find out more about laser resurfacing, or set up an appointment with a dermatologist, contact Epilight today. We use state of the art equipment to deliver the best results possible.