Who Is a Good Candidate For Laser Skin Rejuvenation?
If you have fine lines or wrinkles around your eyes or mouth or on your forehead, shallow scars from acne, or non-responsive skin after a face lift, then you may be a good candidate for laser skin rejuvenation.
If you have acne or if you have very dark skin, you may not be a candidate. This technique is also not recommended for stretch marks.
How Does Laser Skin Rejuvenation Work?
The two types of lasers most commonly used in laser skin rejuvenation. They are Carbon monoxide (CO2) and Erbium. Each laser vaporizes skin cells damaged at the surface-level.
Co2 Laser Skin Rejuvenation has been used for years to treat different skin issues, including winkles, scars, warts, enlarged oil glands on the nose, and other conditions.The newest version of CO2 laser resurfacing uses very short pulsed light energy (known as ultra pulse).A continuous light beams that are delivered in a scanning pattern to remove thin layers of skin with minimal heat damage. Recovery takes up to two weeks.Erbium Laser Skin Rejuvenation resurfacing is designed to remove surface-level and moderately deep lines and wrinkles on the face, hands, neck, or chest.
One of the benefits of Erbium laser skin rejuvenation machine is minimal burning of surrounding tissue. It also removes unwanted fine lines and wrinkles.
This laser causes fewer side effects such as swelling, bruising, and redness, so your recovery time is faster than with CO2 laser resurfacing.
In some cases, recovery may only take less than a week.
Preparing for Your Skin Rejuvenation Treatment
Before your Laser Skin Rejuvenation treatment let us know if you get cold sores or fever blisters around your mouth. Laser skin resurfacing can trigger breakouts in people who are at risk.
If you decide to go ahead with laser skin rejuvenation, we will ask you to avoid taking any medication or supplements that can affect clotting such as; Aspirin, Ibuprofen or vitamin E for 10 days before your treatment.
If you smoke, you should cut down for two weeks before and after the procedure. Smoking can prolong healing.
Book your free laser skin rejuvenation consultation at our Mississauga location and we’ll happily explain the entire process including how much skin rejuvenation costs, side affects and what results you can expect to see.
Or learn about other laser skin treatment services.