As we get older, our skin often shows the telltale signs of our advancing years: sun spots, skin damage, and blemishes that we wish weren’t quite so visible. Fortunately, the professionals at DermaNuva Skin Laser and Health in Olds, Alberta can repair or improve many of these issues. We may do this using a treatment called ablative laser resurfacing. To learn more, contact us today and set up a consultation!
What is Ablative Laser Resurfacing?
Ablative laser resurfacing targets imperfections in the skin and encourages collagen remodeling in the nearby areas. It also helps soften wrinkles and can even be used in some cases to treat scar damage. During treatment, the laser delivers a high-powered burst of light to the skin. This aims to remove the most damaged layers of skin on the very surface. At the same time, it also stimulates the underlying layers to grow and heal.
What Does It Treat?
Typically, laser treatment is an excellent choice for improving fine wrinkles, even over a large area. It can also be used for treating moderate wrinkles in some areas, although very heavy wrinkles may require more treatments or a different approach. Spots on the skin are also a popular reason for seeking treatment.
What are the Benefits of Ablative Laser Resurfacing?
Improved Sun Damage
In many cases, ablative laser treatment can produce amazing results when it comes to eliminating sun damage on the skin, spots that come with age, or inconsistencies in skin tone.
The ablative laser is also a favorite choice for treating certain types of scarring, especially those that appear due to chicken pox or acne.
Perfect for Fair Skin Issues
This approach is especially helpful for people who have delicate or fair skin, as such skin can be particularly susceptible to age spots and sun damage and requires delicate treatment.
The first step in any treatment process will be an in-person consultation with a member of our medical staff. During this time, we will discuss your aesthetic goals and determine if the ablative laser approach is the right one for you. We will also talk about your medical history, such as previous treatments, surgeries, medications, and any allergies or health conditions you may have. This helps to ensure the safest and most successful treatment plan.
The treatment itself takes place in the comfort of our office. The treatment time will vary based on the areas treated and other factors. During the entire process, we will make sure the patient is comfortable and relaxed.
Over time, new skin should replace the old, damaged layer and feature a tighter and more consistent appearance overall. However, it’s important to note that results vary from patient to patient based on a number of factors. What’s more, a series of treatment sessions may be necessary for optimal results.