Laser resurfacing is a medical/aesthetic treatment used to reduce wrinkles and skin irregularities, such as blemishes or acne scars and rejuvenate the skin on the face, lips and hands.
Laser Face, Lip and Hand Rejuvenation
How does Laser work for face, lip & hand rejuvenation?
Regardless of the area, lasers generally works by targeting pigment molecules: they induce energy in them and destroy them as energy is converted to heat. This causes both destruction of the pigment and cell damage which then leads to the cells healing cascade which results in collagen and elastin synthesis necessary for a plumper and healthier skin. Laser is also used in skin resurfacing for face and hand rejuvenation. It scrapes off dead superficial skin cells and tightens pores leaving fresher and smoother skin.
Is the treatment painful? Is it safe? How long will the treatment be?
Pain in laser treatment is relative but generally manageable. Patients have reported a tingling sensation and warmth which are both tolerable. Laser machines especially for rejuvenation purposes are mostly painless, with less to no downtime and are considered very safe. Treatment time is based on the kind of treatment and area.
How many treatments do I need before I see results and how long will it stay?
Generally, the number of treatments and length of time of the rejuvenation results depend on the kind and area of treatment. Treatments for the face may run from 30-45 minutes to an hour or two while different parameters apply for the lip and the hand respectively. Laser rejuvenation offers wide range of uses and indications. It is advised to consult our Board Certified Specialist for a custom fit face, lip or hand rejuvenation program.