Everything You Need To Know About Skin Resurfacing

Skin resurfacing, also called skin peel, is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure. Broadband light is used to heat up deep skin layers and cause microdamage to the problem areas, triggering the body’s natural healing process. This makes the repaired akin look better overall.

There are a number of common skin issues that are treated with skin resurfacing. Acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, discoloration, and dark or sagging skin are only a few examples.

There are two categories of skin resurfacing.

Non-ablative

These procedures heat up just the lower layer of the skin to jumpstart the body’s healing process. This option only needs little to no downtime. 

Ablative

These procedures, heat up the lower layer of skin but also removes the top layer. It is significantly more invasive. Due to this, the skin will appear red and swollen after treatment and you’ll need at least a week of downtime.

Treatment varies from patient to patient. Each session can take anywhere from 15-45 minutes depending on the surface area of treatment and how much damage has to be corrected. You will need around 4-6 treatments over the span of around 6 months. The treatment isn’t significantly painful. It should feel no worse than a light flick of a rubber band against your skin. if you are feeling pain or discomfort, a topical numbing cream may be applied for your comfort.

For any other concerns or inquiries, schedule a consultation with us here at Belle Ame Med Spa.