What is Skin Resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing Charlotte NC is a type of skincare treatment performed by a physician or dermatologist, involving lasers to help improve skin appearance and texture.

Depending on the individual needs of your skin, your dermatologist will recommend either ablative or non-ablative lasers. Ablative lasers include CO2 or Erbium. CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatments are used to get rid of warts, scars and deep wrinkles, while Erbium is used for finer lines and wrinkles, as well as other superficial skin concerns. Both of these types of ablative lasers remove outside layers of the skin.

Non-ablative lasers don’t remove any skin layers. These lasers include pulsed light, pulsed-dye lasers and fractional lasers. Non-ablative lasers are typically used for conditions like spider veins, rosacea and acne related skin concerns.

You should consider skin resurfacing if you have age, sun or acne related skincare concerns that are not treatable with over the counter products. Laser skin resurfacing can be used to treat age spots, scars, acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, crow’s feet, sagging skin, uneven skin tone, enlarged oil glands and warts. Your natural skin tone can determine whether this procedure is right for you. People with lighter skin tones are good candidates, because they have a reduced risk for hyperpigmentation. The procedure might not be suitable for people with active acne breakouts of excessive sagging skin.

Laser skin resurfacing targets the outer layer of your skin while simultaneously heaitng the lower layers in the skin to promote collagen production. New collagen fibers help produce new skin that is smoother in texture and more firm to the touch. There are a few potential side effects, including burning, bumps, rash, swelling, scars and redness.

If you are looking for skin resurfacing in Charlotte, NC, then look no further than The Center for Women’s Aesthetics!

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