How does laser skin resurfacing work?

One of the tried and trusted methods of battling the cosmetic signs of aging is the use of laser skin resurfacing. It is common for wrinkles, age spots, acne scars and other blemishes to appear with age along with loosening of the skin as one loses volume in places like the cheeks and brow.

Technology has come a long way and you can now regain your beauty and youthfulness can be regained with the use of lasers. However, with the number of options available and the advancements in technology, it can be difficult to choose and decide which procedure is appropriate for you.

Laser Resurfacing

Ablative Treatment


$1500 Whole Face
$400 (and up) Partial Face

Does laser treatment hurt?

Patients who undergo laser treatments have different opinions. The feeling is often compared to a “rubber band being snapped against the skin” but this can differ depending upon the laser, the area that is being treated and most importantly, the individual’s tolerance for pain.

Treatments involving deeper ablative can require the application of local anesthesia or some other type of sedative. Non-ablative laser treatments only require a mild numbing cream so that the patient does not experience too much discomfort. The procedure, typically, involves almost no pain. However, the area that has undergone treatment can feel tender afterwards.

All laser treatments are not the same.

There are many different types of treatments that fall under the category of “laser resurfacing”. Different type of laser are used for different types of treatment which can vary depending on the intensity of the treatment and the skin-tone.

The quality of the procedure also depends on the doctor’s experience. Vanity Skin offers the services of some of the most highly qualified, trained and experienced doctors and urges clients to prefer the experience of doctors instead of going after cheaper prices.

What should patients consider when choosing laser treatment?

There are a number of different reasons a patient may choose to opt for laser treatment. Laser skin resurfacing acne scars and skin tightening are fairly common. Patients should be fully upfront with their doctors about their medical conditions, history, allergies and any medication that they might be taking to ensure that there is no unwanted reaction.