Wrinkle-Lessening Laser Basics

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Today’s advanced laser procedures include everything from treatments that penetrate deep within the skin’s surface to lasers that can remove the top layers of skin to energy-based skin tighteners that rejuvenate a specific area-like around the eyes, lips or the entire face-for a younger-looking appearance.

Skin resurfacing treatments, like plasma and fractional resurfacing, and fractionated CO2 resurfacing, are in-office procedures for treating mild to moderate wrinkles, as well as pigment irregularities, skin texture and acne scars. Most laser treatments require the use of an anesthetic to help with any pain you may experience. While some lasers can provide results in just one treatment, others may require a few sessions spaced a few weeks apart.

Keep in mind that quicker-healing, more superficial laser treatments may improve your complexion, but may produce only minimal if any long-term wrinkle improvement. And for the best long-term outcome, doctors often recommend DNA-repairing enzyme and growth-factor creams used in conjunction with skin-resurfacing treatments to help maintain results.

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