How Will My Skin Feel After Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment?

Jan 23, 2023
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How Will My Skin Feel After Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment?

Drugstore serums and creams are a great way to jumpstart your skin care routine but may not address the deeper issues caused by UV rays. Laser skin resurfacing removes the damaged layers to reveal a younger, healthier-looking complexion. Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Jean-Denis Boucher delivers refreshed results through Alma Opus Plasma™ fractional skin resurfacing.

Lone Star State Dermatology Clinic is a top provider of Opus plasma and understands what it takes to achieve beautiful, radiant skin. Call our San Antonio or Live Oak, TX team to book a consultation and learn the many benefits of laser treatment. We’ll be happy to discuss our patient-focused approach.

What is fractional skin resurfacing?

Environmental stressors like UV rays damage healthy skin and accelerate the aging process. Over time, wrinkles and brown spots appear around the eyes, forehead, and mouth. Rough skin texture is also common. Though over-the-counter products provide some improvements, laser technology delivers dramatic results by reaching down into the deeper layers.

Fractional laser resurfacing is the gold standard for treating unwanted signs of aging. Alma Opus Plasma delivers short pulses of light energy into the problem areas while preserving the surrounding tissue. The heat also stimulates collagen production to continue improving your complexion long after your appointment.

What will my skin feel like after treatment?

Lone Star State Dermatology Clinic personalizes fractional skin resurfacing to suit your particular needs – so downtime varies among patients. However, Dr. Boucher will apply a healing ointment and protective dressings to offset any discomfort. You may experience redness, swelling, and flaking that can be managed with cool compresses and topical creams.

It may take 2 – 3 weeks for the skin to fully heal, so anyone planning to have laser skin resurfacing should schedule their appointments appropriately. Our knowledgeable staff provides detailed instructions on how to care for your skin and maximize your results in San Antonio and Live Oak, TX.

How to speed up healing at home

We understand that after laser treatment, you want to return to your active lifestyle as soon as possible. Here are some tips on how to speed up recovery:

  • Protect your skin: UV rays are the leading cause of premature aging, so apply broad-spectrum sunscreen when spending time outdoors.
  • Gently cleanse your skin: Stick to mild cleansers and warm water for the first few days after treatment. Avoid abrasive scrubs and exfoliants.
  • Keep skin moist: Apply a non-comedogenic moisturizer throughout the day for optimal hydration.
  • Avoid extreme temperatures: Hot showers, saunas, and steam rooms cause irritation, so stick to lukewarm temperatures until your skin is healed.

What do results feel like after laser skin resurfacing?

The effects of fractional skin resurfacing become visible as your skin begins to produce more collagen. Patients can expect smoother, healthier-looking skin with fewer wrinkles and pigmentation irregularities. You may also notice a reduction in acne scars. Lone Star State Dermatology Clinic may suggest additional sessions with the Alma Opus Plasma to maintain your revitalized appearance long-term.

Get the most out of laser treatment

We understand that achieving beautiful skin requires more than a simple treatment – it requires an in-depth understanding of your needs. Lone Star State Dermatology Clinic is committed to providing the highest level of care, so book an appointment and take a step toward achieving radiant skin. Let board-certified dermatologist Dr. Jean-Denis Boucher help you discover the benefits of laser skin resurfacing in San Antonio and Live Oak, TX.