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Laser Skin Resurfacing and Foto-Facial Rejuvenation. Two Skin Treatments for People with Problem Skin!

Updated on January 27, 2014

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing is not for the faint of heart. It is an invasive medical procedure that requires two to three weeks of necessary down time in order for your skin to heal. Laser resurfacing is a treatment reserved for individuals who have severe wrinkling, significant abnormal pigmentation or deep acne scars. If you have a mild case of acne or a few, annoying wrinkles it would be best to consider a different course of treatment such as Obagi Skin Care Products (they come highly recommended!). Speak to your dermatologist in order to determine what the best course of treatment is for you and your particular skin care problem.

Once again, I feel that it is very important to note that skin laser resurfacing is a MEDICAL PROCEDURE that is not only invasive, it also requires two to three weeks of down-time. When I say down-time, I mean time off work and a lot of rest (you will be on antibiotics and pain killers after the procedure!). This procedure resurfaces the skin using a laser. In a nutshell, the laser burns away the outer layers of your skin which in turn triggers your skin to produce collagen which replaces what the dermatologist has burned away (you actually get somewhere between first and second degree burns). Now I don't want to scare you, after all, laser skin resurfacing is EXCELLENT for reducing fine lines and abnormal skin pigmentation. It is also a wonderful way to tighten those pesky lines that can form around the mouth (attention, smokers!). Laser skin resurfacing can also repair broken capillaries and reduce acne scarring. This procedure does not always get rid of ALL acne scaring; however, it will make the scars much less visible. It should be noted that laser resurfacing does not help when it comes to sagging skin. If sagging facial skin is your problem, you should consider a face lift or perhaps a thermal skin lift.

Most invasive skin repair procedures have side effects and laser resurfacing is no exception. Possible side effects include scarring from the burning process and even an INCREASE in abnormal skin pigmentation. It is VERY important that you ask the medical professional that will be doing the procedure any and all questions (and concerns) that you may have. It is also important that the doctor doing the procedure be highly experienced when it comes to using a laser! Do your homework and research any physician that you are considering.

If you are thinking about undergoing skin laser resurfacing you might want to take a look at Foto-Rejuvenation as this popular procedure is not only non-invasive, you CAN achieve wonderful results. Keep reading to find out more about Photorejuvenation Systems!

Photorejuvenation Systems - Also Known as a Foto-Facial!

Photorejuvenation (also known as a Foto-Facial) is a non-invasive procedure that uses Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). This skin care procedure is done with the hopes of correcting skin concerns such as pigmentation problems, age spots and sun damage. It can also improve an individual's skin texture. Skin Photorejuvenation can also reduce the appearance of rosacea, spider veins and birthmarks! Most people that under-go a Foto-Facial say that their skin actually feels smoother, softer and best of all, has a more evenly toned appearance. If you want to read more about sun damage and self tanners, please read the HUB Page: The Sun is BAD for Your Skin! Use a Self Tanner or Bronzer Instead!

Unlike, skin laser resurfacing, Photorejuvenation does not require any down-time (your boss will be happy about that fact!). However, you may experience redness and irritation for several hours after the procedure is complete. Most people are able to conceal the redness with cosmetics and are able to return to work the same day. It is important to note that you may need at least four or five Foto-Facial treatments before results are visible as they appear gradually. Each treatment takes approximately forty-five minutes and does not hurt (most people reported a tingling sensation as the Foto-Facial machine passed over their skin).

If you have rosacea, spider veins or skin pigmentation problems, this non-invasive skin treatment may be for you! As always, do your homework and research when it comes to time to choose a doctor. Though Foto-Facials are not considered invasive, medical procedures, it is still nice to know that your doctor is not only experienced but highly qualified as well.

So there you have it…two unique skin care procedures that have helped thousands of people. If you have problems skin Photorejuvenation (foto-facial) or skin laser resurfacing may be worth looking into! Here's to beautiful, healthy, problem free skin!



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      Anna Christie 

      4 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      I think that skin resurfacing can be dangerous but it is a popular way of removing acne scars and wrinkles. I prefer microdermabrasion masks as they do the same thing and are also good for deep cleansing and brightening dull skin.

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      7 years ago

      I just had my Laser Skin Rejuvination 3 days ago and I had 2nd degree burn on my forehead. Its horrible!!

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      8 years ago

      Having problem with our skin can give us depression, yes it is due to the anxiety that we feel when we see other people staring at you and looking in your dry loose aging skin! Many people specially women who are experiencing this kind of scenario, but don't worry there are many machine and procedures that can help us to stay away from this stage of our lives. Thanks to technology, for providing us high quality gadgets to improve our appearance and to gain confidence.


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