Laser skin restoration is becoming an increasingly popular solution for those wishing to slow down and reverse the signs of aging. It is typically performed in an outpatient facility where a surgeon will use laser equipment to rejuvenate targeted areas of skin and stimulate collagen production. One of the most appealing aspects of using non-ablative lasers is that minimal time is required to heal from the procedure.
How Long Does the Recovery Process Take?
Though patients may react differently to laser skin restoration, there is usually no recovery process to prepare for. The treated area of skin may temporarily turn red and become swollen following the procedure, but this can easily be taken care of by using ice packs as needed. The skin may look and feel comparable to a mild sunburn but should go away within 24-48 hours.
What is the Downtime After the Procedure?
In most situations, patients will be cleared to resume their normal daily activities immediately after leaving the medical facility. It’s common not to take any time off of work other than the time allotted for the treatment. Women will also be able to apply makeup right away
Is the Treatment Painful?
Another benefit of non-ablative laser skin restoration is that there is no need for an anesthetic or numbing cream to be administered. There might be a slight tingling sensation that is felt, but there are generally no reports of pain or discomfort of any kind.
If you are interested in learning more about laser skin restoration, feel free to contact our highly skilled team of medical professionals at the Skin and Vein Center. We will be happy to schedule your consultation where you will get the chance to have all your questions answered and find out more about our knowledgeable and experienced cosmetic surgeons.