Laser resurfacing uses light and heat energy to “destroy” thin sections of skin. The laser will remove the top layer of skin while heating the underlying layers. This stimulates the growth of new collagen fibers, resulting in new skin growth that is much smoother. One of the benefits of laser resurfacing is that it causes little damage to the surrounding skin, making it ideal to use in sensitive areas. Depending on the type of laser used, recovery could be a few days to a few weeks.
Patients who are ideal candidates for skin rejuvenation is anyone who is in good health and has positive, but realistic expectations of what these treatments can accomplish.