Laser skin resurfacing, sometimes referred to as a laser peel, is able to improve skin discoloration and enlarged pores. The laser also simulates the production of collagen. This treatment is most appropriate for fair-skinned individuals as those with olive, brown or black skin may have an increased risk of pigmentation changes. Laser resurfacing may be performed on the entire face or on specific areas and, as such, can take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour to complete. It is commonly performed with local anesthesia and sedation. During the procedure, the activated laser is passed back and forth over the skin. Patients may experience some discomfort after their procedure which can be alleviated with medication. Mild swelling may also occur along with a red or pink appearance to the skin. Most patients are able to return to work in within two weeks time.
Related Procedures: Microdermabrasion, Laser Skin Tightening, Chemical Peel, Brow Lift, Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery), Neck Lift