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Are you suffering from acne scars? Do you want to improve the look and feel of your skin? If so, laser resurfacing can help. Before you book an appointment for treatment learn the top three things you need to know about this unique procedure.

Laser Resurfacing Does More Than Exfoliate!

Skin resurfacing is widely used to improve dry skin and to brighten a dull complexion. But you might not know that it can also reduce the appearance of acne scars and even repair sun damage. Your fine lines,age spots, and uneven skin color can be a thing of the past with laser resurfacing. This comprehensive and involved service is a proven way to improve your skin, and it takes time to properly heal. Expect to stay out of the sun for 4-7 days after your treatment, and make sure that you don’t have too much planned the day of the treatment. A few days at home is the best way to get the most out of this treatment.

Experience Does Make a Difference

Make sure that your laser resurfacing is done by a certified laser technician under the supervision of a plastic surgeon who has lots of experience. Unqualified, poorly trained individuals will not be able to produce the results you’re looking for, and in some cases, can damage your skin. It is critical that you choose a highly-trained professional to administer this specialized service. In addition to training,professionals will also have the proper equipment needed to effectively enhance your skin. It’s important to choose your provider based on their training, experience, and reviews. There are often cheaper options out there—but do you really want to risk your face to save a few hundred dollars?

Swelling is Completely Normal

Some mistakenly believe that immediately after treatment their skin will look brand new. To the contrary, laser resurfacing takes time to take effect. This is particularly true if you have severe acne scars or sun damage. Swelling at the treatment area is 100% normal after this procedure. You will also have redness and tightness for about 4 – 7 days after the procedure. Because your skin is rebuilding, it can take 8 weeks for the full results to emerge. Your doctor can prescribe steroids to reduce the swelling, and sleeping on an extra pillow to elevate your head is also helpful. Be patient and stay out of the sun!

Laser resurfacing is a great way to reduce acne scarring, improve skin tone, minimize pore size, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Contact us today to book your free consultation to find out if this treatment is right for you!