Laser resurfacing is a common treatment for aging, deep-set wrinkles, acne scars, sun spots, and many other skin conditions. While these are absolutely normal marks on the skin, some individuals prefer a non-intrusive cosmetic procedure to heal them. That “glowy skin” look is always popular, and many who have issues with their skin wish to look in the mirror and see dewy, healthy skin. Laser resurfacing uses technology to remove layers and layers of skin with mathematic precision and allow your skin cells to rebuild naturally, giving you healthier-looking, glowing skin in a matter of weeks.
Who is Laser Resurfacing Right For?
If you have cosmetic issues with your skin, it’s time to talk to a doctor about the solution. Both men and women, old and young, can qualify, and find this procedure particularly helpful. If you’ve found yourself wasting hundreds of dollars on creams that claim to get rid of acne scars or sun spots, you may be ready to try something better. Whichever issue you are suffering from it is best to always consult with a doctor and be honest with them, so they can advise you about the best procedure is for your skin and lifestyle.
Laser resurfacing is non-invasive so it is relatively painless (in comparison) and easy, however, it is still a medical treatment and should be taken seriously. Always follow your doctor’s advice to best prepare before the cosmetic procedure, and heed their advice when it comes to healing your skin properly afterward.
What Laser Resurfacing Can Do For Your Skin
The procedure itself breaks down the problem layers of skin. Although most skin conditions are common and natural responses to aging and pollution, they start deep. For example, acne scars, sun spots, and wrinkles all begin in the layers deep beneath the epidermis or the outer layer of skin. Using safe, medically approved, and tested equipment, your doctor will use the machine to break down those layers, stimulating new growth.
You should see an improvement within a few weeks. It does take time to heal fully, but when it does you can see clear benefits. Resurfacing can help with:
- Uneven pigmentation
- Acne scars
- Deep-set wrinkles
Although many individuals are scared to go to a plastic surgeon, you should know that not all procedures are painful surgeries! This procedure has a relatively easy prep and short recovery time. You may even go right back to work. There are, of course, things that you must do to take care of your sensitive face for a few weeks, but overall, this is one of the easiest procedures out there.
Local Doctors with Laser Resurfacing Technology
At the Hillelson-Whipple Clinic, Dr. Ruth Hillelson, M.D., F.A.C.S., and Dr. Terry Whipple, M.D., F.A.C.S., have more than 50 years of combined experience working with locals throughout the state of Virginia to restore their confidence in themselves and their skin. To speak to a professional and see if you qualify for a laser resurfacing procedure, call us at 804-290-0060 and get the ball rolling on healthier, better-looking skin.