What You Need to Know About Skin Resurfacing

Skin Resurfacing

Skin resurfacing is a treatment that utilizes lasers to heat and improve the texture, color, and tone of the skin. This treatment can help bring back a youthful appearance and reduce some of the imperfections that can arise through the natural aging process or due to injuries. If you are considering skin resurfacing, there are a few things you should know.

There Are Several Categories of Lasers Used for Treatment

There are several different types of lasers and treatment options available for skin resurfacing. These include both ablative, nonablative and even fractional lasers. Light therapy is also available. The type of treatment that you will receive for skin resurfacing will depend on various factors that your doctor will discuss with you when developing a treatment plan.

Lasers Impact Acne Differently at Different Stages

Skin resurfacing can work wonders when it comes to clearing up old acne scars and creating a smoother and finished face. However, if you are suffering from active acne, skin resurfacing may not be the best treatment option. That being said, there are still treatment options to help those with active acne improve the quality and appearance of their skin, so a consultation is always recommended.

Not All Skins React the Same Way to Laser Treatment

Not all skin will react the same way to skin resurfacing treatment. Individuals who have darker skin tones should use caution. Individuals with darker skin tones are at a higher risk of experiencing discoloration or cell damage. With that being said, you should not back down solely because of your skin tone. There are still effective options available to help bring new life to your skin and improve its appearance. A skilled dermatologist will be able to discuss the options that will work best.

See If Skin Resurfacing Is Right for You

For more than 15 years, Dr. Michael Somenek has helped individuals across the Washington, DC, area gain confidence by performing top-quality plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery for those in need. If you want to explore skin resurfacing benefits, contact S + P MedSpa today to request an appointment. Dr. Somenek and his team are available by calling (202) 810-7700. You can also request an appointment online to get started.

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