This treatment delivers laser energy deep into the dermis to stimulate collagen production but in a highly targeted manner that is more comfortable for patients and involves shorter healing time. It used to be that laser-resurfacing treatments removed (or ablated) the upper-most surface of a large area of skin, but this new, improved technology allows for much more control by the trained staff at Avenue Skin Care in Yorkville. We can adjust the level of treatment for results that range from subtle to striking.
The procedure is comfortable, best tolerated with the use of numbing anesthetic cream depending on the extent and depth of treatment.
You will experience mild to moderate redness as though you have a sunburn. There is also a small amount of pinpoint bleeding and some swelling. Complete healing takes a few weeks but most patients feel comfortable enough going back to their daily activities and wearing make-up a few days after the treatment. As your skin heals you will notice a general tightening effect, but the collagen regeneration steadily develops over the next 4 to 6 months. The trained medical professionals at Avenue Skin Care in Yorkville will give you detailed instructions on your care during the healing period.