Laser Skin Rejuvenation
What is Laser Skin Rejuvenation?
Laser skin rejuvenation is a popular treatment option for restoring aging skin to a smoother and more youthful appearance. This includes several different noninvasive techniques used to treat wrinkles, sun damage, sagging skin, brown spots, spider veins and more.
Different types of laser treatments are used to treat different skin conditions. Some of the most commonly used procedures include:
- Intense pulsed light (IPL) skin rejuvenation
- Photodynamic therapy (PDT)
- Non-ablative laser rejuvenation
- Ablative laser resurfacing
Laser Skin Rejuvenation Benefits
Laser skin rejuvenation offers patients many advantages over traditional resurfacing procedures such as chemical peels and microdermabrasion, as it practically eliminates side effects such as discomfort, bleeding and bruising.
Results from laser treatments are usually not immediate and can take several months to appear. Several sessions may be needed in order to reach the patient's desired results, but laser techniques are often effective in completely eliminating age spots and other concerns.
Although safer than traditional resurfacing procedures, there are some risks associated with laser skin rejuvenation, such as unwanted lightening or darkening of the treated area or scarring. However, these risks are considered rare, and most patients undergo these procedures with no major complications.