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Laser Skin Resurfacing at Spa Greystone
Today you have a variety of options when it comes to rejuvenating your appearance. One of the newest is Laser Skin Resurfacing, which can reduce facial wrinkles, scars and blemishes. Newer laser technologies give Spa Greystone's Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama Certified Laser Technicians a new level of control in laser surfacing, permitting extreme precision even in delicate areas.
Laser Skin Resurfacing is also known as a laser peel, laser vaporization or lasabrasion. The laser is used to send short, concentrated, pulsating beams of light at irregular skin. This removes unwanted, damaged skin in a very precise manner one layer at a time. This targeted approach means fewer problems with hypopigmentation, or a lightening of skin for procedures such as laser acne scar removal.
The laser beam used in laser resurfacing removes the outer layer of skin, called the epidermis, while simultaneously heating the underlying skin, called the dermis. This action works to stimulate the growth of new collagen fibers. As the treated area heals, the new skin that forms is smoother and firmer.
Laser resurfacing can improve minor facial flaws, such as:
- Fine lines or wrinkles around or under your eyes, forehead or mouth.
- Scars from acne or chickenpox.
- Non-responsive skin after a facelift.
- Aged or sun-damaged skin.
- Liver spots.
- Improve your complexion if you have yellowish or grayish skin tones.
- Birthmarks such as linear epidermal nevi.
- Enlarged oil glands on the nose.
Laser resurfacing may not be the best choice if you have:
- Active acne.
- Very dark skin.
- Deep wrinkles.
- Excessive or sagging skin.
Patients with darker skin tones have a greater risk of healing with darker pigmentation (hyperpigmentation). This may be minimized by use of a bleaching agent after the procedure.
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