This Article Has Been Medically Approved By

Dr. George H. Sanders

middle aged brunette with laser skin resurfacingAs we gracefully journey through life, our skin may undergo changes. Laser skin resurfacing can rejuvenate your skin’s complexion, tone, and smoothness, helping you regain a more youthful and confident appearance. If you’re considering laser skin resurfacing to restore your skin’s youthful appearance, there are seven essential things you should know:

1. Understanding Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that can effectively treat various skin conditions. This advanced technology stimulates collagen production while removing damaged outer skin layers, resulting in smoother, more youthful skin.

2. Different Types of Laser Skin Resurfacing

There are two primary types of laser skin resurfacing:

  • Ablative Laser Resurfacing: This method removes outer skin layers with an intense laser beam and addresses significant skin damage, deep wrinkles, and scars. However, it entails a longer recovery period.
  • Non-Ablative Laser Resurfacing: This milder approach stimulates collagen without removing the top skin layer. It’s ideal if you have milder skin concerns and boasts a shorter recovery period.

Dr. Sanders offers both the UltraClear and Sciton® Erbium lasers for skin resurfacing, which can be used in both the ablative and non-ablative modes and can be customized to address a range of skin issues with precision and comfort.

3. Who is a Good Candidate for Laser Skin Resurfacing?

While most individuals can benefit from laser skin resurfacing, it is best suited if you have mild to moderate skin conditions on the face and neck.

4. What Conditions Can Laser Skin Resurfacing Treat?

Laser skin resurfacing is highly versatile and can effectively treat conditions such as:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Laxity of the skin
  • Shallow acne scars
  • Large pores
  • Age or sunspots (hyperpigmentation)
  • Some scars and sun damage

A consultation with Dr. Sanders is essential to determine if this treatment is right for you.

5. Laser Skin Resurfacing Beyond the Face and Neck

In addition to the face and neck, laser skin resurfacing can be performed on areas like the hands, chest, and back. This comprehensive approach targets wrinkles, sun damage, and scars, providing an overall rejuvenated appearance.

6. Benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Improved skin texture
  • Even skin tone
  • Scar reduction
  • Collagen stimulation
  • Minimal discomfort and faster recovery

7. Results and Maintenance

While individual results may vary, most patients experience significant improvements after a single laser skin resurfacing session. However, it’s essential to understand that the aging process continues, and maintenance treatments may be necessary to retain your skin’s appearance over time.

Discover the Path to Radiant Skin: Your Journey to Youthful Glow Begins Here

Laser skin resurfacing is a non-invasive option to rejuvenate your skin’s glow and tone. During your consultation with Dr. Sanders at our Los Angeles office, he will assess your specific concerns and guide you through the treatment options to ensure your desired results. Learn more about our laser skin resurfacing process and embark on your journey to more youthful and vibrant skin.