Patients who want to change the appearance of their skin undergo specific treatments for common conditions. These conditions range from acne to severe ultraviolet sun damage. These conditions make patients appear older than they are. The following are frequently asked questions about a Laser Skin Treatment.
What is Laser Resurfacing?
The resurfacing treatment is a laser peel that treats specific skin conditions. These conditions include severe acne, wrinkles, and sun damage. The clinician can address birthmarks, scars, and stimulate collagen production.
How is it Performed?
The clinician uses a wand to apply the laser treatment to the affected area. They apply the laser beams to the skin in several passes. Antibiotic cream is used after the treatment has concluded. Patients can expect the treatment to last about ninety minutes.
Is the Procedure Painful?
A localized numbing agent is applied to the skin before treatment. This option is used when the patient wants one specific area treated. However, if they undergo a complete laser resurfacing of the entire face, they receive IV sedation. The patient sleeps throughout the entire procedure. The clinician provides pain medication after the procedure to control pain and discomfort.
How Long Does it Take to Heal?
The skin requires up to one month to heal completely. The extent of the procedure may increase healing time. The clinician schedules a follow-up appointment to review the healing process. Any sign of infection is addressed quickly.
How Long Do the Results Last?
The results of the procedure can last up to one year. The clinician defines the total number of treatments that are needed to achieve the desired results. For patients with severe skin conditions. They may need to undergo several treatments to achieve these results.
Cosmetic procedures help patients make positive changes to their appearance. Laser skin procedures allow the clinician to target specific areas that are hindering the appearance. These treatments fight off the effects of acne, rosacea, and complex skin damage. The results of the laser treatments last up to one year for most patients. Any patient who wishes to under a Laser Skin Treatment contact David K. Hiranaka M.D. D.M.D. or visit his Facebook for more information.