Laser skin resurfacing is a proven and effective way to reverse the damage caused by aging, sun exposure, and lifestyle habits on the texture, tone, and quality of the skin.
This medspa procedure may involve ablative or non-ablative lasers. Ablative lasers make use of quick pulses of high-intensity light to gently remove the upper layer of the skin to smooth and tighten the skin, mitigate fine lines, and improve pigmentation.
Non-ablative lasers are less invasive and do not cause wounds. These are designed to stimulate the growth of fresh collagen fibers in the body in order to add volume and tighten the underlying skin. Motykie medical spa provides laser skin resurfacing and various other procedures to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.
Main Procedure Steps
Before the laser skin resurfacing procedure begins, the patient will be provided with eye shields to protect the retinas and corneas from laser beams. As the medspa procedure begins, the treatment provider will pass over a wand over the marked areas of the skin. The resurfacing laser device will emit very brief pulses of high intensity light that caused controlled damage to the top layers of the skin.
Following the procedure in all the affected areas as pre-determined during the treatment planning, the skin will be allowed to heal and rejuvenate. The procedure is mostly performed on an outpatient basis. The patient should have someone to drive them back home after the treatment. Someone should preferably stay over for the first night to assist the patient at home.
Other Aspects of the Procedure
In most cases, the laser skin resurfacing procedure will take about one hour to complete. But sometimes it may take longer, depending on the extent of affected area involved.
- The patient will be administered mild medications to keep them comfortable during the procedure.
- Local anesthesia will usually be applied, but in case of a larger area, general anesthesia or sedation may be used.
- Monitoring instruments may be attached to check the pulse and heart rate, blood pressure and the amount of oxygen circulating in the blood.
- Once the laser treatment is completed, the patient will be moved to a recovery area for monitoring.
- Most patients will return home the same day after a brief period of observation.
Variations in Procedure
Laser skin resurfacing procedure can have slight variations according to the unique needs of the patient. The treatment can be performed to varying depths. A wide range of devices can be used to perform the procedure. These devices may be classified into three key categories:
These devices cause a uniform injury to the skin, similar to dermabrasion or a chemical peel. Thin layers of skin surface are removed with this procedure.
The controlled heat released from these laser devices penetrates into the deeper skin layers without causing removal of the upper skin layers.
These may be ablative or non-ablative lasers, which cause less surface injury but greater depth of injury to create the desired outcomes.
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