LASER SKIN RESURFACING
If you would like an improvement of your facial wrinkles, blemishes and scars, Dr. Bloch from www.bodybybloch.com can help you achieve your goals by performing laser skin resurfacing. This procedure is also popularly known as laser peel, lasabrasion or laser vaporization. The plastic surgeon performs it using the latest laser technologies with a high degree of precision even at the most delicate areas. Aging usually results to the fine lines and wrinkles on your face especially around eyes, mouth and the forehead, while chicken pox or acne may leave behind scars. Other facial flaws may have to do with birthmarks, sun damage and many other factors. You can visit Dr. Bloch for the laser skin resurfacing procedure that will help improve on all those flaws.
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 facelift, then you may be a good candidate for laser skin resurfacing.
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. You should discuss whether laser resurfacing is right for you by consulting with the doctor before having the procedure done.
HOW LASER SKIN RESURFACING WORKS
The procedure involves use of light beams. Dr. Bloch makes use of a laser that sends very short but concentrated and pulsating light beams to the targeted areas of your skin. The process effectively helps to get rid of the damaged and unwanted skin layers in a systematic manner. The laser beams will target the uppermost layer of your skin known as epidermis for removal, while at the same time heating the underlying layer of your skin or the dermis. New collagen fiber growth will be stimulated by the action, so that during the healing period a smoother and even firmer new skin may develop.
RECOVERY AND POSSIBLE RISKS
When you visit Dr. Bloch at www.bodybybloch.com for consultation before laser skin resurfacing, you will have an opportunity to ask questions and have all your concerns addressed. You will know all the possible risks and what to expect during the recovery period. Different skins react differently after laser treatment, but most of the patients will experience a feeling similar to that of mild sunburn. It is also common for patients to have redness or swelling of the treated skin areas. You can also expect some itching and stinging going on for some few days after the procedure is performed. In some cases, the sunburn effect may be severe with blistering and oozing on raw skin. It takes about a week after the laser skin resurfacing for the skin to become dry and then peel. Dr. Bloch tailors the treatment procedure to the needs of each patient. The plastic surgeon Chicago expert will advise you on how to prepare for the treatment and what to do afterwards to speed your recovery.
It’s possible that your skin may stay red or pink for up to several months after laser skin resurfacing. You may also be extra sensitive to sunlight for up to a year. Make efforts to minimize sun exposure and use that sunscreen liberally, every day.
Some people who have laser resurfacing may see an immediate difference in the treated skin. That will continue to improve for up to a year. While the effects of laser resurfacing can last for many years, the normal aging process means that wrinkles and expression lines will reoccur. You may repeat laser resurfacing as necessary.