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How Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Work?

Posted April 28, 2017 in Fractional Laser, Laser Treatments

Are you unhappy with the quality of your skin tone? Do wrinkles, acne, scarring, and discoloration cause you to have dull, aged skin? We all struggle to maintain a beautiful complexion, and sometimes your at-home skin care routine simply doesn’t cut it. At O’Neil Skin & Lipo Center, we offer painless fractional laser treatments that revitalize your skin’s appearance. You may think you’ve tried everything to get the complexion you desire, but laser skin resurfacing works differently from any other treatments.

It Works Deep

Layers of Skin DiagramMany at-home skin care products and in-office facials only work on a surface level, penetrating just below the epidermis. This means you only gain a temporary, surface correction of your problems. Fractional lasers can penetrate deeper into the dermis where they can stimulate collagen production and destroy cells.

Heat Matters

Heat produced by the laser plays an important role in correcting your skin’s appearance. On a surface level, laser heat kills acne-causing bacteria that is living on your skin. Additionally, lasers can be used to target and destroy cells that are causing pigmentation issues. Finally, when working deep in the dermis, heat causes minor damage to the tissues, stimulating new collagen formation. Increasing the rate of collagen production helps fill and smooth wrinkles and acne scars.

Laser Treatments With Dr. O’Neil

Dr. O’Neil believes that achieving beautiful skin shouldn’t be painful. Your comfort is our priority, so our laser treatments can be performed with a topical anesthetic or IV sedation. The best pain-minimizing technique will vary between patients depending on their individual needs. Most patients feel that all postoperative pain is minimal and can be treated with over-the-counter pain medication.
If you want to transform the surface of your skin and improve the quality of your complexion, schedule your laser skin resurfacing consultation with Dr. O’Neil today. Call our office at 951.296.1690 or contact us online.