At Celibre, laser resurfacing can be used in the context of laser procedures that involve downtime (time spent at home recovering) and those that do not. For the purposes of this question, we will talk about laser resurfacing in terms of the (downtime) procedure that improves wrinkles, acne scars and other textured skin imperfections by removing the top layer of the skin (epidermis).
In addition to “resurfacing” the skin by removing it and having it improve the texture as part of the healing process, laser resurfacing uses thermal/heat (laser) energy to promote collagen stimulation, which also improves the texture and plumpness of the skin.
Currently, there are many types of technologies used in laser resurfacing such as erbium lasers, fractionated lasers, plasma treatments, C02 lasers, and combinations of these technologies.
Generally speaking, for those treatments that involve social downtime of 5 to 7 days, the recommended amount of laser treatments is a series of no less than three for optimal results. Some patients may also benefit from more than three. For most treatment plans, a series of three laser resurfacing treatments is an ideal starting in reaching the goal of improved skin color, tone, and texture.