Laser resurfacing

Published On September 27, 2017 | By admin | Health

Is it possible to look young even at the age of 45 or 50? Here is an answer for all those who think that it is almost impossible to get wrinkle free, acne free skin even in your late 40’s or early 50’s. It might, sometimes, happen that your job requires you to stay out of doors for a long time. In that case, your skin slowly starts to damage with lines or acne appearing all over your face. Initially, it is alright. But when those scars and acne are stubborn and stay on your face for a long time, you might get irritated or upset. Acnes are disgusting because they are really painful and leave a very deep scar when they leave.

You feel like not showing up in front of your friends because of the discolored skin all around your eyes and cheeks. If you are also in such a situation, why don’t you try laser resurfacing which helps you to get rid of that scary acne and live happily without any fear for dreadful marks or acne?

 Laser skin resurfacing that can help rejuvenate has become a popular cosmetic procedure in metros like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore. Most of the dermatologist in Mumbai provide this treatment. This treatment is also being provider by some to the high end clinics in Delhi. Some of the best dermatologist in Delhi offer this treatment at an affordable cost, this treatment definitely gives you a lasting effect.

What is laser resurfacing?

I could, of course, hear, at least, some people, reading this, asking me is it safe to go under the knife and that too in your face? Now, let me explain what this is actually. Laser resurfacing is the process of sending light beams on the damaged surface to remove it layer after layer. It vaporizes the skin, removing it completely and permanently. As a result, you get rid of the scar and wrinkles as the new skin that grows after healing will be healthy and attractive. Thus, you can be free from the blotchy skin that was plaguing you for a long time! This is also called as skin vaporization or peeling.

Who can undergo this treatment?

If you are a person with lines or wrinkles under your eyes or you have a lot of blemish marks left by acne, you can go ahead with the treatment. On the flip side, the people who have a very dark complexion or at present have acne can’t undergo this treatment. The first and the foremost thing you have to do is to consult a doctor to know whether you can undergo the treatment or not. During the consultation, the doctor will advise you to avoid taking some medicines such as Ibuprofen, aspirin, as it hinders the clotting process, for 10 days before the operation. The doctor will prescribe, as a precaution, some antiviral and antibacterial medicines in case you get a painful infection or blisters because of the virus.

What are the different types of laser resurfacing?

There are two types of resurfacing and they are:

  • Carbon dioxide resurfacing
  • Erbium resurfacing
  1. Carbon dioxide resurfacing: The carbon resurfacing or fractioned resurfacing involves sending very short and continuous beams of light in a regular pattern, vaporizing the cells on the surface of the skin. You don’t need to be worried about this treatment as it involves minimal heat damage to the treated areas. This is a very old treatment and a lot of people have been benefited out of this for a long time. It may take at least a couple of weeks for you to recover completely.
  2. Erbium Resurfacing: Unlike the previous treatment, this method removes the damaged skin not only on the surface, but a little deep and sometimes may result in bruising and swelling of the treated areas. It completely removes the scars and wrinkles that are a little evident on your face. The time required for healing in the case of erbium resurfacing is one week in most of the cases. Is your skin tone dark? Then, erbium resurfacing would do a better job than carbon dioxide resurfacing.

Cost of this surgery?

A lot of factors decide the cost of this procedure. This cosmetic procedure will not slim your wallet when compared to other procedures. This is a safer and cheaper procedure as well. The factors that decide the cost are the fees paid to the surgeon, charge for the facilities provided to you in the hospital, the care given before and after the operation. And, of course, the anesthesia charges.

What are the benefits of this treatment?

Speaking about the benefits, this treatment will restore your lost beauty as a result of wrinkles, blisters, deep lines under the eyes and near the mouth. It will make you look younger by rejuvenating and altering the luster and appearance of your facial skin. It can help you to remove the birthmarks you feel makes you look bad. This is also used as a treatment for skin cancer.

Are there any risks associated with it?

The risks involved in the treatment is the delay in recovering after the surgery or discoloring of the skin after the procedure,  are the two major risks associated with this treatment.


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