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Deep laser resurfacing: an overview

Deep laser resurfacing is a proven way to help reduce age spots, wrinkles, acne scars, and other blemishes as well as balance tone and tighten skin. But precisely because lasers can do so much, and vary widely in how they act on your skin, it is difficult to know where to start when researching treatment—even the most perfunctory search reveals a slew of competing devices and methods.

It is good to be informed, not overwhelmed. Before you go too far down the Google rabbit hole, we suggest taking a step back from all the hype and reading the following key things to know much more about laser skin resurfacing

When is the best time to get a laser?

Deep laser resurfacing can be done anything but did you know that autumn is considered “laser season”? Because laser-treated skin is hypersensitive to sun exposure for up to a year following some procedures, many plastic surgeons recommend undergoing laser resurfacing during fall or winter months, when daytime hours are shorter and you are spending most of your time indoors.

Regardless of what period of year you have your laser procedure, wear a broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher sunscreen daily and reapply as needed. This not only helps to keep your results looking their best, but it also provides protection against skin cancer and helps prevent additional premature aging.

Treatment questions in Huntersville

Deep laser resurfacing care may hurt/or it may not?

Patients and specialists commonly compare the sensation felt during laser treatments to a rubber band snapping against the skin. However, what laser resurfacing feels like will depend on the laser, the depth and area of treatment, and an individual’s tolerance for pain.

Deeper ablative laser treatments may require local anesthetic injections or intravenous sedation to keep a patient comfortable.

Some non-ablative laser treatments cause little-to-no pain and require only a topical numbing cream to offset discomfort. Following the procedure, some degree of tenderness in the treatment area can be expected. Your specialist will recommend safe ways to control discomfort after laser resurfacing when necessary.

Top deep resurfacing laser skin expert in North Charlotte and Huntersville NC

The best way to ensure safe and effective treatment for your skin type is to consult with a provider who has extensive training and knowledge in laser resurfacing procedures and experience. CAMI is the best center in North Charlotte and Huntersville to get cosmetic surgery. Schedule a consultation with the team at CAMI, Carolina Age Management Institute, CAMI is  Huntersville and North Charlotte’s Top Medical Spa,  where medical director Dr. Stephen Giordano focuses on providing excellent care through amazing cosmetic treatments and high-quality customer care. Contact us to schedule your consultation today