As age catches up, your body produces less collagen which is required to maintain the integrity of your skin. You may need to seek the help of a cosmetic procedure to remove sun damage, scars, wrinkles, and fine lines that get more visible as you grow older. At Elysium SurgiSpa, Dr. Mick uses the latest equipment and knowledge for laser Skin resurfacing in Chicago. The treatment is fast, reliable, and can be performed in-office.
What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing (laser peel) is a cosmetic procedure that accelerates the growth of new and healthy skin through ‘controlled damage’ to boost the natural healing processes of your skin. Laser peels promote the development of collagen networks to erase signs of aging. Your skin gets to look firmer and more resilient, as you maintain youthful skin.
Issues Treated by Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing is one of the most effective treatments for common signs of skin aging like:
- Wrinkles, lines, and creases
- Loose, lax, or sagging skin
- Enlarged pores
- Uneven texture or skin tone
- Sunspots and age spots
The therapy is ideal for improving the effects of sun damage on your skin.
How Laser Skin Resurfacing Works
Laser skin resurfacing uses short repetitive bursts of highly focused laser energy to rid your skin of the layer made of damaged skin cells, wrinkles, scars, and other blemishes threatening your beauty. As your skin heals, damaged skin cells are replaced by healthy new cells.
Laser energy produced by laser heat reaches deeper layers of your skin and stimulates the production of new collagen over time. Your body produces less collagen as you are aging, accounting for more sagging skin and other age-related changes. More production of collagen after the laser skin resurfacing enhances the elasticity and tone of your skin, ensuring that your skin is youthful, resilient, and firm.
Laser peel is precise and efficient in reducing the risk of losing skin color (hypopigmentation) that occurs with chemical peels and other cosmetic procedures.
Treatment Procedure for Laser Skin Resurfacing
Dr. Mick identifies the area of interest and makes your skin numb with a local anesthetic and a topical cream before treatment. During treatment, Dr. Mick uses a handheld laser device over the skin surface to allow the laser energy to penetrate skin layers in the treatment area. On the face, a specific area can take about thirty minutes for full treatment.
Upon completion of the resurfacing procedure, Dr. Mick smears a special gel to the area to hasten your healing process. You are likely to get some swelling, itching, and stinging after the procedure. Dr. Mick prescribes pain medication for the first few days and proceeds to give special instructions to help you care for your skin during the healing process.
Your skin starts peeling and revealing new, healthy skin beneath about five days after your treatment. It takes about 2-3 weeks to heal completely after laser skin resurfacing procedure.
As Elysium SurgiSpa, you are assured of positive results, thanks to the groundbreaking technology and qualifications of caregivers available at the clinic. You can call Elysium SurgiSpa or use the online booking feature to improve your looks.