As we grow older, our skin naturally changes. This is due to a decrease in collagen production, as well as exposure to the environment.
No matter what we do to the structure of our face, if the skin is ‘old’ our look is never entirely rejuvenated.
Fine lines, deep wrinkles, sun spots and skin pigmentations all contribute to an ‘old skin’ look. But, this is where laser skin resurfacing can help revive your skin.
Skin Resurfacing can improve lines and aged skin texture and discolouration for men and women. This can make your skin appear youthful with a glowing and healthy complexion.
Skin resurfacing provides significant and long lasting improvement of sun damaged, unevenly pigmented or coarsely wrinkled facial skin. Usually you will undergo a single procedure rather than a series of treatments commonly recommended for milder skin revitalizing techniques.
Laser skin resurfacing is a popular technique. Like other resurfacing methods, the laser is effective in treating wrinkles, blotchiness or age spots and scars from acne or other causes. It can be used on the entire face or to pinpoint specific areas.
This involves a non-invasive procedure, using innovative laser technology. This is used to heat and remove the outer most layer of skin, that harbours most of the visible skin damage. In addition, the heat stimulates the natural collagen process. This will encourage new and healthy skin.
A local anaesthetic will be administered for maximum patient comfort and a pain-free procedure. Laser resurfacing can take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours. This will depend on the areas that are being treated by Dr Scamp.
After the procedure, it is normal for the skin to feel warm almost like sunburn. But, this can be relieved with cold compreses to the skin. A few days following laser resurfacing, your new skin emerges. Its bright pink colour will fade over the next few months and in the meantime, may be concealed with makeup.
In most cases, you should be able to return to work within a week or two. It is recommended to keep your skin moisturised after the procedure, as well as avoiding sun exposure for a couple of weeks. Dr Scamp will be able to recommend the best moisturisers you can use for your rejuvenated skin.
Laser skin resurfacing can help you to achieve youthful looking skin by improving the appearance of skin imperfections. Fine lines and wrinkles can be diminished, as well as promoting a smoother skin texture.
In addition, discolouration and sun damage can be reduced. It is important to note that every patient will experience different results with skin resurfacing. To find out if this procedure is right for your skin, you can find out more from Dr Scamp during a professional consultation.
Dr Scamp will explain the laser skin resurfacing procedure, risks, recovery time and answer all of your questions at your initial consultation at his Gold Coast clinic.