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Laser Resurfacing for Deep Facial Wrinkles: How It Works

Laser facelift procedures have become more popular in recent years. It is regarded as a safe and effective method of rejuvenating your skin’s surface.

This blog will review the steps to undertake while receiving this treatment, and what you can expect from it. We will also explain what to do post-procedure.

What Is Laser Resurfacing?

This is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure used to reduce facial wrinkles, fine lines, acne scaring and other skin issues. Laser resurfacing is a laser skin peel that removes laser of your damaged skin to various depths. Many doctors use it to reduce skin issues caused by aging, the effects of the sun, or some other concerns such as scarring.

Steps to Laser Skin Resurfacing

During the consultation, the doctor may advise you to avoid certain skincare products, which may interact with the effectiveness of the treatment. On the day of the treatment, your skin will be numbed using a local anesthetic. Once your skin is prepared, the doctor will start the skin resurfacing treatment using the laser.

The laser will emit controlled high energy, amplified light waves of the laser vaporize the top layer of th skin instantly, into a targeted area and the doctor will move it around the area receiving treatment. As it moves across the skin’s surface, it removes damaged tissue layer by layer, improving skin regeneration underneath.

This process can take anywhere up to two hours to complete, depending on how much skin will receive treatment that day.

How Does Resurfacing Help with Wrinkles

Wrinkles, or “rhytids”, are natural changes that often occur in the skin due to aging, sun exposure, or smoking. Skin resurfacing procedures cannot produce perfect skin; rather, the goal is to improve the appearance of the skin as much as possible.

You can expect a noticeable transformation in your skin even after a short treatment session.

The Benefits of Laser Resurfacing

Laser resurfacing is widely used to treat deep wrinkles, and to remove pigmentations and other coloured blemishes on the face. Dr. Bakala will remove thin layers of your skin’s surface, which will be replaced by younger skin growth. He will be able to optimized your treatment to your skin condition. While more treatments may be necessary, Dr. Bakala offers package deals to help with this treatment.

Aftercare For Laser Face Resurfacing

It will take a few days to replace the outer layer of your skin. Redness is common and swelling may be present in the areas treated to up to 7 days. Patients typically are socially acceptable 7-10 days post operatively with cover up make up . Skin can remain pink up to 3 months after deep laser resurfacing treatment. Your skin is regrowing and needs to be taken care of properly after the laser treatment. Corrrect aftercare procedures prescribed by Dr. Bakala are important to reduce the risk of infection. After you complete the procedure, Dr, Bajaka and his nurses will discuss what your next steps are. They will suggest specific ointments or creams, and recommend while you are healing you stay out of direct sunlight.

Get Laser Resurfacing Treatment in Kelowna

You may now have a better understanding of why laser resurfacing is so popular as an effective skin treatment. At Faces of Kelowna, we offer a comprehensive range of cosmetic treatments, and our dedicated specialists will guide you through your options, providing in-depth information. Book a consultation with us today. Our team would be happy to help you.

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