About Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing is a minimally-invasive procedure that utilizes laser technology to rejuvenate the facial skin. The laser breaks down the existing layers of the skin in order to allow fresh layers to be produced in their place. The promotion of collagen production leads to healthier, firmer looking skin to grow. Laser skin resurfacing is an effective technique that helps diminish the appearance of wrinkles, acne, sun damage, and other blemishes. Beautiful Orlando Spa and Cosmetic Surgery in Orlando, FL, proudly uses the Halo fractional laser to resurface the skin and help produce a softer, smoother complexion.
About the Halo
Halo is the world's first hybrid fractional laser, delivering both ablative and non-ablative wavelengths to the same microscopic treatment area. This revolutionary dual-wavelength feature is unique among other lasers because it allows patients to attain gorgeous results with minimal downtime. We love to refer to the results as the "Halo Glow" because the Halo restores the skin's surface back to a radiant and youthful glow. Our Orlando spa and cosmetic surgery practice uses Halo laser skin resurfacing to address sun damage, as well as the effects that occur due to the body's natural aging process. The depth and aggression of the laser can be controlled based on the condition being treated. The more aggressive or deeper resurfacing approach is known as ablation. With this form of resurfacing, the skin is actually wounded to the dermal level. Once the dermal wound healing begins, it stimulates the production of collagen. Recovery time for ablation is around 3 weeks. The less aggressive, non-ablative process is less intense and reduces the overall recovery time. The results are not as dramatic, but still natural and appealing. Many patients require a round of several sessions to attain the right results.
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What to Expect
During laser skin resurfacing, the doctor will aim brief, pulsating beams of light to the damaged skin. The laser will ultimately destroy the unwanted skin layer by layer. The depth depends on the patient’s particular condition and needs. The laser beam removes the outer layer of skin, which is known as the epidermis. At the same time, the laser is heating the dermis, the layer underneath, which stimulates the growth of collagen. Once the damaged layers of skin are destroyed, it will begin to crust, flake, and peel away over the course of several weeks. Once this process is complete, new skin will appear in its place that’s healthier, brighter, younger looking, and more even-toned.
Even though laser skin resurfacing is nonsurgical and is considered noninvasive, there generally is some downtime associated with the procedure depending on the level of aggression. To ease any discomfort during treatment, our practitioner may choose to numb the skin using a local anesthetic. A sedative can also be given to relax the patient. If the whole face is being treated or if other procedures are being done in conjunction with resurfacing, a local anesthesia will be given. The doctor places the laser on the treatment area for a short amount of time and repeats this process until all of the damaged skin has been treated. After the ablative procedure, the treated skin will appear swollen, itchy and raw. It’s possible for these areas to discharge a yellowish liquid. A doctor will apply a thick, protective ointment and cover the area in an airtight, watertight dressing to protect the treated skin. During recovery, the treated area will need to be kept clean and protected. Crusting can also occur, so the patient must refrain from picking since this can lead to permanent scarring. New skin is usually generated in about 1 – 2 weeks. With non-ablation, a patient can expect swelling and redness which can be remedied with ice packs.
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Treat Sun-Damaged Skin Today
Our office offers numerous treatment options for sun-damaged and aging skin. The decision whether to choose ablative or non-ablative laser skin resurfacing is dependent upon the patient’s individual condition, aesthetic goals, budget, as well as pain tolerance and allowance for recovery time. We can discuss your specific quest for healthier looking skin during a private and thorough skin consult. If you are interested in laser skin resurfacing, we invite you to call our Orlando, FL, office today and schedule an appointment for a thorough analysis.