How Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Work?

Laser skin resurfacing in North Sydney is one of many ways to reduce the look of wrinkles, but it can also correct skin pigmentation problems, freckles, stretch marks and acne scarring.

The process is actually very quick; the doctor will use a laser to remove a thin layer of the outer skin on the face; in some cases, a few thin layers will be removed. This allows the skin to regrow and be less wrinkled and softer.

During the procedure, goggles will be worn to protect the eyes. The beam of the laser will be delivered through a device controlled by a computer. This computer will automatically scan the area of the skin and the laser will remove the skin cells. This process can take up to an hour. People can expect a slight amount of discomfort during the procedures, although local anaesthetic will be used.

After the procedure, the skin will be raw; redness and swelling are common. This redness can last up to two weeks as the skin is trying to regrow. Care will need to be used when going outside; even a small amount of sunlight or other ultra-violet light can cause even more swelling and redness. Those who have this procedure should always cover the skin with sunscreen when outside, even if it is raining or cloudy. This may seem like a lot of hassle, but the effects of laser skin resurfacing in North Sydney can be quite pleasing for many people.