Medical Procedures Center
Lorenzo Berlanga, MD
Dermatology Procedures and Primary Care located in Midland, MI
If you’d like to address multiple skin conditions with one treatment, laser resurfacing is definitely something to consider. This is one of many advanced therapies available from Lorenzo Berlanga, MD, of Medical Procedures Center in Midland, Michigan. If you’re curious about what laser resurfacing can do for you, call the office today to book an appointment.
Laser Resurfacing Q&A
What is laser resurfacing?
Laser resurfacing is a medical aesthetics treatment that uses concentrated beams of light to address a wide range of skin conditions. It’s a great option for men and women who want a refreshed, renewed look without the risks and downtime that comes with invasive cosmetic surgery.
There are various types of lasers used in laser skin resurfacing. Your practitioner will evaluate your skin, discuss your treatment goals, and advise you on which options are best suited for your specific set of needs.
What kinds of skin issues can laser resurfacing address?
One of the reasons laser resurfacing is such a popular treatment is the ability to improve several skin conditions with a series of the same treatment. Some of the issues laser resurfacing can treat include:
- Lines and wrinkles
- Acne scarring
- Other scars
- Enlarged pores
- Uneven texture
- Irregularities in tone
- Loose or sagging skin
Some laser treatments deliver results in just one session. Others require a series of treatments to obtain optimal results.
Is laser skin resurfacing painful?
Everyone has a different pain tolerance level, and some experience virtually no discomfort during laser skin resurfacing. For others, treatments are moderately uncomfortable. There is no significant pain associated with laser skin resurfacing.
Your Medical Procedures Center team member can use a special numbing cream to reduce sensation prior to your laser session. Over-the-counter pain medication is usually all that is needed to reduce lingering tenderness as your skin heals.
What is the recovery process like after laser skin resurfacing?
Your recovery depends on the type of laser used during your treatment and the way your skin responds to the laser. A degree of swelling, redness, and tenderness is normal in the hours and days after your treatment.
Some lasers will create a peeling effect in the days after a session. Others will simply cause minor redness that fades over a period of days. You’ll receive personalized post-care instructions after your session. Adhering to these instructions is a key component of successful healing.
You must avoid sun exposure as your body heals. Exposing newly treated skin to ultraviolet rays can damage your skin and mar your results. Wear a high-quality sunscreen, avoid spending time in the sun, and wear a wide-brimmed hat when outdoors until healing is complete.
It’s important to note that the technology used in laser skin resurfacing is advanced, and the treatment platforms are very powerful. Choosing a medical professional with the skills and training to safely use these tools is essential to a positive outcome.
Learn more about laser skin resurfacing during a face-to-face consultation. Booking your visit takes just moments online or over the phone.