Laser Skin Resurfacing in Chico, CA
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What Is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Skin resurfacing with the Icon™ laser at Amour Medical Aesthetics is a nonsurgical aesthetic procedure that utilizes pulsating beams of energy to remove damaged skin cell layers. The treatment is performed for addressing facial wrinkles and lines and for minimizing skin irregularities, such as acne scars, pigmentation, and more. Also referred to as a laser peel, fractional skin resurfacing is considered a great procedure for people desiring clearer, softer, youthful-looking skin. Depending on the needs of the complexion, the treatment can be customized for the best results. There is some downtime associated with most laser skin resurfacing facials. Any questions or concerns can be reviewed with Dr. David Alonso and his team in Chico, CA during your initial consultation.
What Are The Benefits Of Laser Skin Resurfacing?
At Amour Medical Aesthetics, we understand that your skin can become dry, flat, and lifeless with time. Through laser skin resurfacing treatments, we offer our Chico, CA patients a way to achieve new skin with a procedure that gives many impressive benefits:
- Reduced appearance of creases and lines
- Smoothing of patchy skin texture
- Reduced visibility of scarring and uneven pigmentation
- Tightening of pores
- Improved self-confidence regarding your facial aesthetic
Who Is A Candidate for Laser Skin Resurfacing?
There are several factors to consider when selecting which method of laser skin resurfacing procedure is right for your skin. Laser skin resurfacing is ideal for patients who are unsatisfied with their overall complexion. If you have skin damaged by the sun, acne scars, age spots, wrinkles and fine lines, pigmentation, or redness concerns, this treatment can help correct these cosmetic flaws. Also, laser skin resurfacing works effectively if you have scaly patches, rough texture, or other irregularities. This treatment is not recommended for anyone who has very dark skin or active acne. Also, it's important to understand that there is a recovery period needed after laser treatments. Certain patients, depending on their skin condition, may require up to 2 – 3 weeks for their skin to normalize.
What to Expect from Laser Skin Resurfacing
For lighter resurfacing treatments, an ointment will be smoothed over the treated skin and you can go home for your recovery. The treated skin may look red, and there may be some irritation and swelling. These symptoms subside in a few days, and the skin peeling process will occur over a 3 – 5-day period. For those who are getting a more intense laser treatment, your recovery period will last longer. The treated areas may be protected with dressings, and the burning, irritation, and swelling symptoms will be stronger. Medication can be prescribed to lessen these side effects. The recovery period for a deeper laser skin resurfacing session may last 2 – 3 weeks. Every patient needs to reduce their UV exposure following their laser treatment and apply sun protection frequently. For all laser treatments, the treated skin will naturally crust, flake, and peel away. It's important to avoid interfering with the recovery process to keep from scarring and to protect your face from environmental exposure. After the peeling is completed, your skin will feel softer while also appearing clearer, rejuvenated, and younger.
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A Softer, Clearer Complexion
Amour Medical Aesthetics laser skin resurfacing sessions with the Icon laser provide outstanding results if you want a younger-looking appearance. If you are thinking about a laser peel and want to hear more information about their benefits, as well as additional nonsurgical options at our Chico, CA practice, we invite you to call us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. David Alonso.
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Laser Skin Resurfacing FAQs
What's the best type of skin resurfacing for me?
Dr. Alonso will help you choose which laser resurfacing option will best meet your concerns and goals during your consultation. What treatment is best for you will depend on the condition of your skin, your skin problems, and how deep you want your treatment to go. The length of recovery time may also be an essential factor when choosing your treatment type. If you are in doubt, it's better to select a milder treatment, then assess your outcomes and adjust as needed for your second treatment.
How can I help my skin recover after a resurfacing treatment?
Dr. Alonso or someone on his team will talk to you about how you can help your skin heal after a laser treatment. The most important rule is not to peel or pick flaking skin. Doing this could create long-term damage, including scars. You should forgo all hair removal methods on the treated skin, which include shaving, waxing, or depilatory creams. We can also suggest a cream to help soothe and heal your skin.
How often should I get laser resurfacing treatments?
Based on the laser resurfacing type selected for your treatment, you might need to wait several weeks or even a few months between appointments. Deep treatments will provide longer-lasting results but will need a lengthy recovery period. You should talk to Dr. Alonso about how often you want to come back for treatments so he can consider this when recommending a type of resurfacing during your consultation.