Laser resurfacing is modern treatment that can be used to fade the appearance of facial wrinkles and skin irregularities. Many patients have had excellent results as they have reduced the appearance of blemishes and acne scars.
Laser Resurfacing directs short, concentrated pulsating beams of light at irregular skin. This treatment is otherwise known as lasabrasion, laser peel, or laser vaporization. The two types of lasers most commonly used in laser resurfacing are carbon dioxide (CO2) and erbium.
Should I Get Laser Resurfacing?
You may be asking yourself if you need laser resurfacing in Glasgow if you have fine lines or wrinkles around your eyes or mouth or on your forehead. Experts say that those with shallow scars from acne, or non-responsive skin after a facelift are often good candidates for this type of treatment.
Fractional Laser Glasgow
Dr Darren McKeown says that “when laser skin resurfacing was initially developed the entire surface of the skin was removed”. Since then, the treatment has advanced and this is now seen as an old fashioned practise.
Any plastic surgeon in Glasgow will tell you that the technology has progressed with the introduction of ‘fractional’ technology.
This type of laser resurfacing in Glasgow does exactly what it says on the tin. Fractional technology allows us to treat only a ‘fraction’ of the skin with the use of microscopic laser beams which leaves behind some normal tissue.
CO2 Laser Resurfacing
You will probably have heard of this type of treatment before as this method has been used for years to treat different skin issues. CO2 laser resurfacing can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, scars, warts and a number of other skin marks.
Plastic surgeons in Glasgow are using the newest version of CO2 laser resurfacing (fractionated CO2). Doctors will use very short pulsed light energy that can remove thin layers of skin with minimal heat damage.
Preparing for Laser Resurfacing
Preparation for laser resurfacing is just as important as aftercare. The first thing that you should do is consult a plastic surgeon or dermatologist.
Make sure that you choose a doctor that has appropriate training and experience. A doctor will decide if this treatment will be effective for you after considering your medical history, current health, and desired results.
For smokers, it is recommended that you should stop smoking for two weeks before and after the procedure.
Laser Resurfacing in Glasgow
Dr Darren McKeown, owns a skin clinic in Glasgow. He says that more and more of his patients are opting for laser resurfacing in Glasgow. He says that “the treatment works by burning away the top layers of the skin, resulting in a healing responses”.
At his West Regent Street plastic surgery clinic, Dr Darren offers a number of specialist skin treatments in Glasgow. This clinic is known for excellent after care and patient satisfaction. The results for this treatment can be truly amazing and when the skin heals, it normally heals itself to a more youthful and healthy condition.