Ablative laser resurfacing is one of the Laser Treatments Toronto which is used to remove the upper layers of skin. It is also known as “laser peeling” because it eliminates old skin cells so that newer skin can be revealed for a more youthful appearance.
Why it is best for removing age spots?
Ablative laser resurfacing is used to heat the underlying skin layers to promote the development of collagen. This collagen stimulates the skin so that the treated skin can heal more healthily and smoothly.
A few Preparation tips for the procedure
A patient is usually physically examined and their medical history is reviewed by an ASDS dermatologist before the treatment. This is the time to discuss hopes, potential risks and consequences of the procedure with the doctor.
Patients also should:
- Avoid any medications or supplements that lead to blood clotting for 10 days before surgery such as; vitamin E, ibuprofen and aspirin.
- Share the exposure to cold sores or fever blisters around the lips, as the treatment may lead to infections.
- Two weeks before and after the treatments, avoid smoking.
What to expect after Laser Resurfacing?
After the procedure, your surgeon will dress the treatment area and the patients are supposed to:
- Clean the treated skin after twenty-four hours following the procedure, and it should be repeated four to five times a day thereafter.
- To prevent scabs from forming, apply an ointment like petroleum jelly.
Laser resurfacing patients can expect followings after the procedure:
- Swelling on the treated area for 24 to 48 hours after treatment.
- Itching or stinging on the treated area for 12 to 72 hours after treatment.
- It takes 10 to 21 days for recovery and it depends on the size and location of the procedure.
After the procedure the patients should:
- For at least two to three months, use only oil-free makeup.
- Keep new skin well-moisturized.
- Avoid sun exposure and use sunscreen.
Risks of Laser Resurfacing
As all therapies involve some risks, although minimizing the risks is in the hands of a qualified ASDS dermatologist. The risks are as follows:
- Infection Discoloration
Speak to a professional surgeon to hear more about the Laser Resurfacing which eliminates the age spots and discloses safer, more youthful skin