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Laser Skin Resurfacing Facts

Medical Name:
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Common Name:
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Estimated Cost:
$2,400
Type of Anesthesia:
Local
Length of Procedure: 5 minutes to 1 hour
Down Time: None
Recovery Time: 1 week to 2 months
Discomfort Level: Mild
Procedure Location: Office, Clinic
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What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?

As we grow older, the effects of aging, sun exposure, and other factors, begin to appear, especially on our skin. This is recognizable by fine lines and deeper wrinkles. Laser skin resurfacing is a cosmetic procedure that is designed to remove superficial and moderately deep lines and wrinkles found on the skin. Unlike other procedures designed to restore a youthful appearance, laser skin resurfacing requires no incisions or downtime.

The laser used removes areas of damaged or wrinkled skin, layer by layer. Laser skin resurfacing is most commonly used to minimize the appearance of fine lines, especially around the mouth and the eyes. However, it is also effective in treating facial scars or areas of uneven pigmentation. Laser skin resurfacing may be performed on the whole face or in specific regions.

Dermabrasion and chemical peels are other minimally-invasive options for removing fine lines and wrinkles from the face. CosmeticSurgery.com also provides information on these two procedures in the “Essential Facts” section and in the “Research” section. Be sure to check those out. To find out which option will work best for you, please consult with your cosmetic surgeon.

Feel free to look through the “Essential Facts” presented on laser skin resurfacing. These facts can help answer some of the more frequently asked questions about this cosmetic procedure. You can also learn more about laser skin resurfacing in our “Research” section. However, the information presented on this website should not be confused for actual medical advice. If you wish to gain a more thorough understanding of this procedure, please consult with a cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist.

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