Over time, it’s not uncommon for your skin to develop some signs of wear and tear: Age spots, discolored areas, acne scars, and other blemishes. These imperfections may cause you to feel less than fully self-confident, but the good news is that there are some simple, non-surgical solutions.
A good example is laser skin resurfacing, wherein low-level laser emissions are used to stimulate the production of collagen and other naturally occurring elements. The overall effect may be a significant improvement to the aesthetics of your skin.
We are pleased to offer laser skin resurfacing here at Luminary. However, it’s important to note that this procedure isn’t for everyone. To find out whether you’re a good candidate for laser skin resurfacing, we encourage you to come see us for a consultation.
In the meantime, here are a few notes on who is and who isn’t well-suited for laser skin treatments.
Who’s a Good Candidate for Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Generally speaking, we recommend laser skin resurfacing if you meet the following criteria:
- Your skin is relatively light. Be aware that laser skin treatments can sometimes lead to problems, including further discoloration, for those who have darker skin tones.
- You have problems toward the surface of your skin. Laser skin resurfacing can be useful for treating acne scars, dark spots, wrinkles, and other issues that are “shallow” in the skin. For deeper scarring or more significant discoloration, a different form of treatment may be in order.
- You’re looking to improve your facial appearance. Laser skin resurfacing is only recommended for use on the face. If these treatments are used elsewhere on the body, there may not be enough sebaceous glands to guarantee proper healing.
- You’re not worried about saggy skin. Laser skin resurfacing may help tighten your skin to some extent, but probably not enough to totally address “jowling” or similar problems. If you’re looking for a way to deal with saggy skin, we’d love to offer some alternative procedures.
- You don’t have active acne flare-ups. Laser skin resurfacing has proven to be highly effective in eliminating the signs of acne scarring. However, it may actually worsen existing acne flare-ups. We recommend getting the acne under control before pursuing laser skin resurfacing.
- You don’t frequently get cold sores. Some patients become more prone to cold sores right after treatment. This is a temporary and very minor side effect, but if you already struggle with cold sores, you may want to look into some antiviral treatments beforehand.
Book a Free Consultation for Laser Skin Resurfacing at Luminary today!
The bottom line: If you are in generally good health but are concerned about scars, wrinkles, age spots, or minor discoloration on your face, laser skin resurfacing may be the right option for you.
To find out more about the benefits of laser skin resurfacing, or to learn whether you are eligible for treatment, we welcome you to contact us directly.