WHAT IS SKIN RESURFACING?
Laser and RF skin resurfacing treatments are designed to refresh the complexion. Skin resurfacing eliminates dead and damaged skin cells on the surface of the skin while also stimulating healing and improved collagen production beneath the surface. Laser and RF skin resurfacing can be performed on the face, chest, arms, legs, and hands.
Though laser and RF skin resurfacing devices employ different types of energy, both work by delivering heat to the targeted area. The heat causes controlled thermal damage at the treatment site. This triggers the body’s natural healing response, which involves several processes that can minimize the appearance of many skin concerns and restore a healthier, more youthful complexion.
After a period of healing, laser and RF skin resurfacing patients can enjoy smoother, more radiant skin with visible reductions in:
Laser skin resurfacing is the best-known skin resurfacing method. It can be incredibly effective at minimizing the appearance of sun damage, broken blood vessels, acne scars, and wrinkles. Laser skin resurfacing is more invasive than RF skin resurfacing, which means patients can experience dramatic results in as little as one treatment session. It also means that patients can expect a longer recovery time.
RF skin resurfacing can provide considerable improvements in the appearance of the skin without the downtime associated with laser skin resurfacing. For optimal results, patients should plan for a series of RF skin resurfacing treatments over several weeks. Patients who are prone to pigmentation issues, such as melasma, may be better candidates for RF skin resurfacing. RF skin resurfacing does not carry a risk of post-treatment hyperpigmentation and is safe for all skin tones.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF LASER AND RF SKIN RESURFACING?
Laser and RF skin resurfacing can be an ideal method of achieving and maintaining a beautiful complexion. Dr. Chow’s patients love that laser and RF skin resurfacing involves a range of benefits such as: