Does Skin Resurfacing Actually Work?

Targeting fine lines, deeper wrinkles, pigmentation, dry skin, sun damage and acne scarring can be done with a variety of treatments. However, there is one treatment that can make a sizeable difference to all of the above conditions and problems. Skin Resurfacing.

What is Skin Resurfacing?

Skin Resurfacing is a treatment where lasers are used to remove the superficial layers of the skin. By doing so, new layers of skin are created during the healing process, which are younger, healthier and more taut than the layer(s) removed.

Does it hurt? How long is my recovery?

The process takes from 30 minutes to a couple hours depending on the area needing treatment. Generally, a local or general anaesthesic is used to ensure that the treatment is not too painful for the client. Recovery time varies depending on the strength of the laser treatment and the area treated. Recovery ranges from 1-3 weeks, with swelling and redness gradually decreasing over that period.

How can it help rid my face of deep wrinkles?

In short, yes. The new layers of skin that are created during the healing process will be more youthful due to the collagen and elastin production during this time. Your skin will look and feel tighter and the positive changes will be noticeable, yet natural.

How can the same treatment work on my acne scars?

Your skin has three different and distinct layers; the Epidermis (outer layer), Dermis (mid layer) and the deeper Subcutaneous tissue (deepest layer). Just as the Skin Resurfacing treatment makes your skin look younger, tighter and healthier, it can also aid in the restoration of the skin post-sun damage and treat acne scarring.

Both sun damage and acne scarring delve through the epidermis layer and potentially into the dermis layer of the skin. By removing the superficial layer(s), scarring and damage will be less prominent, leaving your skin looking smoother once the healing phase is complete.

At the Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery, we use state-of- the-art skin care brands such as Dermaclear, which is designed specifically for the Australian environment. Depending on your individual case and situation, skin resurfacing can be combined with other treatments in order to obtain the optimum result.

Contact us today to find out more and to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced team. Although not a surgical procedure, skin resurfacing should only be performed by specialised professionals who understand the procedure and the risks involved.

Our largest organ is our skin, so it is vital that we care and look after it, stimulating growth and protecting it from harmful UV rays. Once your journey to healthier skin is underway we can create a plan to continue in the right direction, ensuring the healthiest skin possible for as long as possible. Call us for more information on (03) 9508 9508.