Laser skin resurfacing is one of the best ways to get rid of dead skin cells clogging the pores and creating dull, rough skin. There are many different lasers available that can vaporize damaged skin in order to reveal fresh, new, clear skin. Dr. Melda Isaac, director of MI Skin Dermatology in Washington, DC, offers a wide variety of laser resurfacing treatments that can refresh and rejuvenate your entire face. These laser treatments can take years off the appearance and create healthy, fresh, glowing skin.

Vaporize Damaged Skin

Laser skin treatment and resurfacing works by destroying and eliminating the dead skin cells on the top of the skin as well as stimulating the dermis to produce more collagen. Collagen is a naturally occurring substance in the skin that is responsible for volume and elasticity. As we age, our skin produces less collagen, which results in volume loss and wrinkle formation. More collagen production allows for plumper skin and fewer wrinkles.

Dead skin cells can pile up on the skin, causing rough texture, dullness, and clogged pores. Vaporizing these dead skin cells allows new skin to surface, leading to a brighter, more youthful appearance. Laser skin resurfacing can treat many skin concerns, including acne scars, stretch marks, rosacea, wrinkles, brown spots, red spots, and melasma.

Depending on the particular laser used and the individual concerns of each patient, treatment times and recovery times will vary. Ablative lasers, which damage the skin in a regular pattern in order to promote healing and collagen production, tend to have longer recovery times, but the effects can often be seen after just one session. Non-ablative lasers are popular because of the lack of recovery time needed, but more than one session may be required for optimal results. A discussion with your dermatologist will help determine which laser is best for you.