Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment Abroad
Laser skin resurfacing is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure performed with a laser. Laser skin resurfacing has become an affordable option for those wishing to reduce the appearance of premature wrinkling and aging. Laser skin resurfacing can focus on wrinkles and acne scarring, those crow’s feet by your eyes, or deep nasolabial folds around your mouth. The laser emits amplified light waves, the high energy generated from the tool evaporates the top layer of the skin.
Two different types of laser procedures rely on wavelength and pulse durations are available for laser skin resurfacing procedures. The type of laser that is used will determine the depth of the skin resurfacing. These types of laser skin resurfacing procedures vaporize the top layer of epidermis or skin and remove damaged skin cells. These procedures are:
Erbium laser treatment - a gentle yet effective procedure for reducing and smoothing minor wrinkles. This technique causes less discomfort to surrounding tissues. Ideal for use on the face, hands, chest and neck, and allows for a one-week recovery.
Carbon dioxide laser treatments - stronger and beneficial against moderate to deep wrinkles. Also treats scars, birthmarks and warts. It can be used to treat skin cancer in some cases. Allow approximately two weeks’ recovery time with this procedure, accompanied by some redness and swelling.
Both types of laser skin resurfacing take an average of 30 minutes to 2 hours, of course depending on amount of skin surface undergoing treatment.
The type of laser treatment you need is based on the patient's age, general overall health, and degree of skin pigmentation to be treated. Your doctor will make that decision after examining you and offering possible treatment scenarios.
Laser Skin Resurfacing Procedure
Laser or light treatments serve to smooth the surface of the skin and help to eliminate pigmentation spots caused by sun damage, scarring or age. The laser emits wavelengths pulsing at a set frequency, using a back-and-forth motion over the surface of the skin to be treated, and literally remove the uppermost surface layer of the skin.
Patients should be forewarned that it will be necessary to protection your skin against direct sun exposure for up to a year after a laser skin resurfacing treatment. Doing so will help prevent regrowth of skin pigmentation's.
Benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing techniques can reduce the signs of static and dynamic wrinkles. Static wrinkles appear on the face regardless of facial movements, while dynamic wrinkles appear when facial muscles are engaged in expression. Skin laser resurfacing treatments can reduce the signs of scarring, as well as pigmentation caused by age spots and even freckles.
A good candidate for laser skin resurfacing treatments is a healthy person who don't smoke. You must have realistic goals for the treatment. Discuss any use of medications or herbal supplements that you’re taking with your doctor.
Cost of Procedures
Cost is based on geographical location of the physician's office, as well as age, depth of skin damage, and type of procedure selected. In most cases, costs include surgeon and facility fees, as well as prescriptions and any medical testing fees that need to be completed beforehand.
Laser skin resurfacing treatments are elective procedures and are not typically covered by health insurance plans in the United States. In the U.S., you may pay $2,000-$4,000 per treatment. In Costa Rica, you may pay an average of laser skin resurfacing may cost $2,000, while the benefits of receiving such treatment in India cannot be denied with an average cost of $780 per treatment.
Choosing a Physician
The doctor of your choice is certified by a state, domestic, or country Board of Plastic Surgery as well as one that enjoys membership in domestic or international societies of plastic surgeons. Determine how long the physician has been in practice, and whether or not he or she has received certified training accreditation in laser skin resurfacing techniques.
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