Laser Skin Resurfacing
Your skin can take a real beating on a daily basis from so many external factors. The sun alone can wreak havoc on your skin’s appearance and health. If that isn’t enough, you also have time taking its own toll on your dermal tissues.
Sun damage, aging, acne, and other factors contribute to provide an array of issues and obstacles to having the smooth, soft skin you want to have.
The good news is that you can do something about this:
Dr. Lisa J. Learn offers advanced laser skin resurfacing procedures to reduce fine lines and wrinkles as well as improve scars, discoloration, and blemishes. An appointment with Dr. Learn could be exactly what you need to have the skin you want!
Even better, you might be a candidate for a state-of-the-art treatment that is noninvasive (no surgery!).
Meet the Claro2 Laser
When mentioning the advanced treatment option, we are talking about Dr. Learn’s Claro2 laser. This device is used in procedures that feature short bursts of concentrated light to remove layers of damaged skin.
As the laser beam passes over your skin and gently vaporizes the outer layer (your epidermis), it also heats up lower layers (your dermis). In doing so, the Claro2 stimulates the growth of new cells and boosts collagen production. What that means is new, healthy skin is revealed as the treated area heals.
Speaking of the treated area, this laser has a precise calibration, which allows Dr. Learn to focus only on specific areas. Any surrounding tissue that doesn’t need to be treated is unaffected.
This noninvasive, advanced laser treatment can be used for numerous skin conditions and issues, like wrinkles, liver spots from aging, birthmarks, and sun damage. It also can work to remove scars you may have caused by acne or chickenpox in your past.
Along with treating problems, laser resurfacing can improve skin tone and enlarge oil glands (which provide you with a fresh, radiant complexion that’s both smooth and beautiful).
The Laser Resurfacing Process and Recovery
Typically, laser skin resurfacing takes around half an hour, depending on how many areas you are having Dr. Learn treat for you. As an example, you can improve the skin around your lips or eyes—or perhaps even the entire general appearance of your face—in that timeframe.
The Claro2 laser—the most innovative technology possible for these kinds of procedures—Dr. Learn uses provides your results in a comfortable manner (with little or no anesthetic necessary) and with virtually no downtime following the procedure.
As can reasonably be expected, treated areas of your skin will be covered and protected with bandages. Once 24 hours have passed following your procedure, you will need to start a process of cleaning treated tissue four or five times daily. In doing so, you also apply petroleum jelly (to minimize any potential scabbing.)
For more details about post-procedure instructions, we have a couple of guides for you:
If you experience swelling, propping your head up on an extra pillow can help, along with ice and medication.
You might also notice an itching or stinging sensation, and after about a week, your skin will become dry and start to peel. Although there may be a slight degree of discomfort and redness, you can return to your normal activities at any time.
The healing process takes a few weeks, and any redness will gradually fade in two to three months.
It is important to protect your skin while it heals—use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher. Stay out of the sun between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., and when you are out, wear long-sleeved shirts and a wide-brimmed hat. Also, be sure to keep your new, rejuvenated skin moisturized!
If you have any questions or would like information about laser skin resurfacing—or to request a consultation with Dr. Learn to see if you’re a candidate for this procedure—call (954) 380-8411, stop by our office (during normal business hours), or contact us online today.