How Does Laser Resurfacing Work In Brisbane?
How Does Laser Resurfacing Work In Brisbane?
There are numerous treatments that are being used for skin rejuvenation these days, and one of those treatments is Brisbane laser resurfacing. The laser treatment can use a specific type of laser to remove layers of the skin, forcing the body to create more collagen and reveal a smoother and more youthful skin. Skin resurfacing also proves beneficial to reverse sun damage due to prolonged sun exposure that has accumulated over the years.
The Dr Lanzer Clinic provides laser resurfacing in various clinics across Australia; this includes Brisbane. If you wish to learn more about this treatment and if it could provide you with skin-related benefits, please read the information below.
What Is Laser Resurfacing Used For?
Laser resurfacing is a treatment that can be used for skin rejuvenation as well as skin abnormalities. Patients can obtain it to get a younger looking skin and tackle problems such as fine lines, sunspots and age spots, while other patients will obtain it to solve skin conditions such as acne scarring, pigmentation, and more.
We must mention that different types of lasers are used in Brisbane these days. Common types of lasers used in laser skin resurfacing include the fractional laser, CO2 laser, and the erbium laser. The laser type used during your procedure can be subject to your skin tone, as certain lasers have proven to be more effective for certain skin tones; this will be evaluated by Dr Lanzer before your treatment takes place. Some lasers can be accompanied by increased downtime, so it is important to discuss which laser will be used during your laser skin resurfacing procedure.
In addition to the specific issue, cosmetic surgeons may specifically choose certain lasers to ensure less downtime. They can also be used for a specific skin type, so there are many considerations in dermatology to ensure the best dermal treatment possible.
Is Laser Resurfacing Treatment Safe?
Laser resurfacing is a relatively safe procedure, but it must be executed by a trained professional. Of course, much like with other cosmetic procedures, laser resurfacing does carry some degree of risk; this includes the chance of complications.
Complications that could occur as a result of laser resurfacing are infection and abnormal healing. While such complications are rare these days, patients should still be aware of these complications and contact their clinic immediately if they believe they are suffering from a complication.
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How Long Is The Recovery Time For Laser Resurfacing?
Recovery time after laser resurfacing can be subject to the type of laser used during your procedure. For example, when a non-ablative laser is used, patients can resume their normal activities almost immediately. When an ablative laser is used, the patient must incorporate some recovery time as they can experience some side effects as a result of the treatment. However, treatment with the non-ablative laser must often be repeated several times to provide similar results as the ablative laser. That being said, it all depends on the reason you obtain laser resurfacing for.
Ablative and non-ablative lasers can have different names, this ranges from CO2 laser resurfacing (carbon dioxide) to erbium, fraxel and more. As explained earlier, recovery times can be different for these lasers, and their use will depend on the specific problems the patient wants to address. Deeper acne scars can require ablative lasers, or a combination of laser and fillers. Hyperpigmentation or a pigment problem can be remedied by both types of lasers. Depending on the wavelength of the laser and its overall operation, the treated area can be subject to more or less recovery time.
To ensure the skin can heal properly, patients are always advised to use sufficient sunscreen after their treatment.
Are The Results Of Laser Resurfacing Long-Term?
Results obtained from laser resurfacing are relatively long-term; this since skin layers are removed and the body is forced to create more collagen to heal itself. Some patients may return for another session after a couple of years, while others take advantage of additional non-surgical treatments at our clinic to maximise the results obtained from laser resurfacing.
To maintain the results obtained from laser skin resurfacing, the Dr Lanzer Clinic recommends maintaining a good skin care routine. If you do not have a skin care routine in place, you can speak to a dermatologist at The Dr Lanzer Clinic to find a skin care routine that fits you. As we mentioned already, The Dr Lanzer Clinic provides non-surgical skin treatments that stimulate collagen production and restore skin texture, but also treatments that can promote the healing process. If you want more information about these treatments, be sure to contact the Dr Lanzer Clinic.
Does Laser Resurfacing Hurt?
Some patients experience some mild discomfort during their laser resurfacing procedure, while others do not experience any discomfort whatsoever. Some patients even find the treatment relaxing, it all depends on the tolerance of the patient in question. In some cases, a light local anaesthetic can be used to make the patient more comfortable.
The overall feeling a patient experiences during laser resurfacing can also depend on the type of laser, the treatment depth, and even the treatment area. If you are concerned about any discomfort you might experience during the procedure, do not hesitate to get in touch with our team, who will be more than happy to put your mind at rest by explaining the procedure further and the measures that can be taken to keep you comfortable.
How Do I Book An Appointment For Brisbane Laser Resurfacing?
Are you considering getting a laser resurfacing treatment in Brisbane? Book your appointment at The Dr Lanzer Clinic by contacting our team via telephone. Alternatively, you can also book an appointment by email or the website contact form.