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Dr. Thomas Fiala
96 doctors shared insights

Laser Skin Resurfacing (Overview)

Laser ablation of the skin is a controlled burn using a variety of types of light energy (e.g. Erbium or carbon dioxide lasers) to stimulate collagen formation, promote new skin formation, and in general restore a more youthful, and less wrinkled appearance to the skin. There is inevitably some downtime associated with the laser treatment, you must keep the skin moist during the healing phase.


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Does laser skin resurfacing work?

Does laser skin resurfacing work?

Yes: It removes superficial abnormalites by vaporizing them. It will not get rid of hanging skin. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
96 doctors shared insights

Laser Skin Resurfacing (Overview)

Laser ablation of the skin is a controlled burn using a variety of types of light energy (e.g. Erbium or carbon dioxide lasers) to stimulate collagen formation, promote new skin formation, and in general restore a more youthful, and less wrinkled appearance to the skin. There is inevitably some downtime associated with the laser treatment, you must keep the skin moist during the healing phase.


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Is laser skin resurfacing very painful?

Is laser skin resurfacing very painful?

A little : We use a topical cream called Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) first that helps numb the area we then cleanse the area and it seems to work. ...Read more

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Who benefits from laser skin resurfacing?

Who benefits from  laser skin resurfacing?

Many candidates: Laser skin resurfacing now encompasses traditional full field (complete skin coverage), fractional (partial skin coverage that is ablative vs non-ablative, ie removal and intense heating vs milder heating of tissue) and combination (hybrid) techniques. These different approaches enable treatment of light, medium and darker skin types and many conditions (eg acne scarring, sun damage, wrinkles). ...Read more

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How long does the laser skin resurfacing take?

How long does the laser skin resurfacing take?

Depends on treatment: Preparation for laser skin resurfacing (lsr) takes longer than actual treatment. Often topical anesthetic is placed on the skin for an hour or more pre-treatment. Some form of sedation (oral, intramuscular, intravenous) or general anesthesia may be recommended. Facial nerve blocks (local anes) are often used. After these preparations full face lsr may take 30-60 minutes & depends on treatment plan. ...Read more

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Treating Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
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Use mild soap when washing the skin
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Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
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What is laser skin resurfacing? How does it work?

What is laser skin resurfacing? How does it work?

Builds collagen: Light energy is directed at the skin to produce vaporization of skin layers resulting in heat dissemination through the dermis. This injury stimulates new collagen formation as well as remodeling of your old collagen. Net result is smoother skin with less wrinkles and less sun damage. Laser skin resurfacing is one of the most effective treatments but must be performed by an experienced surgeon. ...Read more

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What is laser skin resurfacing? How does it work?

What is laser skin resurfacing? How does it work?

Mostly it: works by blowing up the skin cells by taking them to a really high temperature and destroying them creating a burn ...Read more

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Is the laser skin resurfacing a risky thing to do?

LASER SKISUFACING: Not at all it is a safe procedure with the second and third generation lasers and it does not require anesthesia, there is minimal redness and pain, but it should be done by a person who is trained how to use lasers. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Sudy
89 doctors shared insights

Skin Resurfacing (Definition)

As skin ages it goes through various changes that makes it look older. Skin resurfacing is a technique (usual with a laser) that removes the top layers of skin. That stimulates the skin to produce younger looking, healthier skin. The key is to go to a qualified cosmetic surgeon to be sure that the treatment is right for you and to be sure that ...Read more


Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
9 doctors shared insights

Laser (Definition)

Laser is an abbreviation for light amplification ...Read more