Lowdown on Resurfacing Treatments

Lowdown on Resurfacing Treatments

People tend to be serious about skin care as we all want to avoid hurting our skin as much as possible. Unfortunately, we can’t avoid every skin misstep and most of don’t have perfect skin anyway. Minor imperfections begin to add up and then it seems like we have nothing left that will help us feel confident again. At this point, most people tend to consider supervised deep peels as these can help restore the skin. Not everyone likes taking that route though and OROGOLD understands the idea of using potent skin friendly acids on your skin can be a little unnerving. You do have other options available though. One of them is laser skin resurfacing treatments. They have the same goals as supervised deep peels, but the methods involved are different.

What Is A Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment?
Resurfacing treatments involve applying a variably powered laser to particular areas of the skin to break down the bindings between layers. This allows them to treat many of the same things as standard exfoliation to a similar degree to a deep peel. Some methods pulse the laser, but others will use carefully measured sustained applications of the beam. This is typically governed by the kind of beam being used in the procedure. Two of the most common ones used are CO2 lasers and erbium lasers. Each one can benefit different skin types due to how they are most frequently used. We recommend consulting with the professional offering the surface as to which kind of laser is best for your particular skin types. However, it should be noted that people with darker skin tend to benefit more from erbium lasers.

What Can I Expect?
Much as with a deep peel, laser resurfacing is intended to help deal with fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and other skin imperfections. It also isn’t a choice to make on a whim. The potential impact on the skin itself is something you must consider before arranging for a laser resurfacing treatment. If your skin is particularly sensitive and doesn’t heal well, then you should consider other treatment options. Those with suitable skin will find that laser resurfacing treatments follow a somewhat similar pattern to traditional supervised deep peels. The day of treatment comes and goes without you needing to be confined anywhere except for the treatment itself. Aftercare requires a continual effort on your part that involves cleaning and moisturizing the affected area multiple times per day. OROGOLD does wish to stress that individual professionals may have additional instructions for aftercare and asking about them before the procedure is advised.

Are There Any Concerns Associated With It?
The primary concern when getting laser resurfacing treatment done is that the skin will be burned. Laser resurfacing works best on people with lighter skin because the laser is much more easily diffused by lighter skin, but that isn’t perfect protection. Burns can be either surface or internal. A good professional seldom lingers anywhere long enough to actually cause burns, but it is something to be aware of before considering it as a form of treatment. Each kind of burn comes with its own risks. We would like to highlight again that there is a degree of intense aftercare involved in laser resurfacing as well to ensure the skin doesn’t heal improperly. You must be willing to commit to appropriate aftercare if you decide to get laser resurfacing. Failure to provide proper aftercare could damage your skin.

Laser resurfacing is an extra option for anyone seeking to improve the quality of their skin. It can reduce and eliminate fine lines, wrinkles, and other imperfections just like deep peels. Each of the procedures requires you to be aware of and care for your skin after treatment and each one is a potent option. OROGOLD recommends building up to choosing either supervised treatment due to their strength. Once you’ve decided, all you need to do is lay back and let the professional in charge do their job. You’ll be on your way to clearer skin in no time.

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