How does laser resurfacing treatment work?

If you have wrinkles, skin discolorations, or sun spots that you would like to get rid of, laser skin resurfacing treatment can help. In recent years, laser skin resurfacing has become a very popular option for correcting a range of dermatological problems. The benefits achieved using laser technology has led to a lot of interest in this segment of the aesthetic market. But how does laser skin resurfacing treatment work, and how effective is it.

While there are a number of technologies being used for laser skin resurfacing, fractional laser treatment is among the most effective.

How fractional laser treatment works
Topical numbing cream is generally applied prior to the session, in order to ease any discomfort. The fractional laser selectively treats specific zones of the skin, while leaving the surface and surrounding tissue intact. The tiny pricks made in the skin stimulate the production of collagen, and this leads to plumper, tighter the skin in the long term. The plumping effect created by the laser makes fine lines and wrinkles less noticeable, so this also makes fractional laser treatment a very good anti-aging solution.

What to expect
There is usually some redness, flaking, and mild peeling after the fractional laser treatment, but these side-effects generally resolve within 5-7 days.

At the Accent Plastic &Reconstructive Surgery, we use the advanced Sandstone Fractional CO2 laser for skin resurfacing. The laser is safe enough for use on almost all skin types, and can successfully treat conditions such as fine lines, wrinkles, burns, and stretch marks.

Contact Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, located in Tupelo, MS to find out more about laser resurfacing treatment. Call662-377-6290 today, and schedule a consultation with board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Mark Craig.

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