Editorial Note on Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing is a skin care procedure performed by a dermatologist or physician. It involves lasers to help improve skin texture and appearance. Depending on your individual skin, the dermatologist may recommend either ablative or non ablative lasers. Ablative lasers include carbon dioxide or Erbium. CO2 laser resurfacing treatments are used to get rid of scars, warts, and deep wrinkles. Erbium is used for finer lines and wrinkles, along with other super ficial skin concerns. Both types of ablative lasers remove outside layers of the skin. Non ablative lasers, on the other hand, don t remove any skin layers. These include pulsed light, pulsed dye lasers, and fractional lasers. Non ablative lasers may be us ed for rosacea, spider veins, and acne related skin concerns. Keep reading to learn more about how the procedure works, why it s done, possible side effects, and more. You might consider this procedure if you have age --, sun --, or acne related skin care con cerns that aren t treatable with over the counter (OTC) products.