How far would you go to get the perfect, spotless skin?
Cosmetic surgery and skin resurfacing procedures have increased tenfold over the past two decades. The focus on skin rejuvenation is stronger than it has ever been and procedures like laser skin resurfacing are becoming more popular. You can now easily get this skin rejuvenation treatment from medspas near you. But should you?
Here are some benefits of skin resurfacing treatments to help you decide if you need this treatment.
What is Skin Resurfacing?
Skin resurfacing refers to a process where facial lasers are used to improve skin’s appearance. There are 2 types:
- Ablative laser: this type of laser, peels away the top layers of your skin and heats the dermis which stimulates collagen growth. Once the skin heals and regrows, the result is smoother, tighter skin. However, the downside is that there is longer recovery. Your skin will peel for the first 2-10 days so you need to allow your skin to heal especially during this time and not plan to go out in public. Then your skin could look pink or reddish for another 2-4 weeks.
- Nonablative laser: these lasers include YAG, IPL and other fractional lasers. They are not as aggressive as their Ablative counterparts but it offers a shorter recovery, less side effects and is way less painful. You may require more sessions to achieve results, however, it still improves the appearance of fine lines, texture and skin tone and give you a more improved complexion. Check out Skin Loft’s skin resurfacing treatments: ResurFX, IPL (Photofacial), SL Photofractional, SmoothGlo.
Is Skin Resurfacing Safe?
Like any other minimally abrasive skin rejuvenation treatment, skin resurfacing also needs to be conducted by a trained professional. The procedure is safe and highly effective, as long as you go to a reputable medspa who can assess your skin properly and get the treatment done by a skilled skin professional.
To minimize risks or side effects, avoid sun exposure for up to 2 months pre and post procedure or it can cause irregular pigmentation in treated areas.
What Are the Benefits of Skin Resurfacing?
Skin resurfacing has become so popular because of the following major benefits.
· Reduces the Appearance of Signs of Aging
When the top layers of your skin are removed, fresh layers get the chance to grow. As a result, signs of aging on your face, like wrinkles, age spots, and deep fine lines, are diminished.
· Treats Scars and Spots
Acne scars, sun spots, injury and surgical scars, and other marks on your face appear on the superficial layer of your skin. Skin resurfacing removes this layer, which reduces the visibility of your facial scars and spots.
· Promotes Collagen Production
Collagen is a highly important protein to have in abundance. Lack of collagen or low collagen production in your skin is the direct cause of wrinkles, sagging and other problems. Skin resurfacing promotes higher collagen production and restores your skin’s elasticity.
Get the Skin Rejuvenating Treatments You Need in NYC!
If you’re looking for top-notch skincare services in NYC, Skin Loft has got you covered!
We offer a wide range of skin rejuvenating treatments at our med spa in Midtown Manhattan. You can visit us if you need to get rid of scars and spots through laser facials or if you want to get Botox and facial fillers. We also provide microneedling treatments, Hydrafacials, laser hair removal, body contouring treatments and other great services.