Laser skin resurfacing can help you achieve healthier, younger-looking skin in as little as one appointment. Tijuana Bariatrics works with a reputable, highly trained surgeon in Monterrey and Tijuana, Mexico, to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. The team can coordinate every aspect of your care for personalized service in a beautiful setting.
What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing, also known as a laser peel, is a highly effective method of restoring your skin to a healthy, rejuvenated state. This treatment is highly precise, making it an excellent option for those suffering from blemishes and other imperfections. Your surgeon can work with you to determine whether a laser peel is the most appropriate treatment, or if a plastic surgery procedure is a more effective way to meet your needs.
While laser skin resurfacing is most often used on the face, it can also treat the hands, neck, abdomen, or virtually any area you choose. The versatile treatment can address several types of concerns, such as:
- Aged or sun-damaged skin
- Liver spots
- Sagging skin
- Fine lines or wrinkles
- Spider veins
- Loss of skin tone
- Enlarged oil glands
You and your doctor will work together to customize the treatment to your aesthetic goals.
How Does this Treatment Work?
Laser skin resurfacing can be performed using two different types of lasers: an ablative laser that removes thin layers of skin, or a non-ablative laser that targets underlying skin.
While laser skin resurfacing is most often used on the face, it can also treat the hands, neck, abdomen, or virtually any area you choose.
While a non-ablative laser requires less recovery time, it is not as effective for certain conditions. A non-ablative laser skin resurfacing treatment stimulates collagen production beneath your skin. This is a natural healing response that improves skin tone and texture. This type of laser peel is generally most effective when performed as a series of treatments.
Ablative laser skin resurfacing precisely vaporizes the top layer of skin (epidermis) while heating the underlying skin (dermis), causing collagen fibers to shrink. During the healing process, your new skin will regenerate and result in a smoother, tighter-looking appearance.
Laser skin resurfacing can diminish signs of aging.
What to Expect during the Procedure
Laser skin resurfacing is a fairly quick outpatient cosmetic procedure. A typical session generally takes under an hour for small areas and roughly two hours for full-face application. Your doctor will provide local anesthesia or sedation, if needed, to ensure your comfort during the procedure. Depending on your needs, multiple treatments may be recommended. There are many factors that will steer your personalized treatment plan, including:
- Severity of the imperfections
- Size of targeted area
- Technique used for treatment
What to Expect following Treatment
Your doctor will provide detailed care instructions following your laser skin resurfacing procedure based on your needs. Basic aftercare practices include keeping the skin clean and moisturized to prevent scabbing, using broad spectrum sunscreen, and minimizing time spent in the sun.
During the healing process, you may experience:
- Dry skin and peeling
These side-effects are normal and should be expected as your skin recovers. Healing typically takes two to three weeks at the most.
Contact Us Today
Tijuana Bariatrics can help you achieve the youthful, rejuvenated skin tone you desire. To learn more about your candidacy for laser skin resurfacing, contact us online or by phone at (800) 308-3607.