ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

What is laser skin resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing treats superficial facial scars, wrinkles, skin discoloration, and other minor blemishes. Laser skin resurfacing uses an intense, pulsating beam of light to penetrate into the deep layers of the skin. This damages the superficial skin layers, which peel off to reveal fresher, smoother skin.  

Laser skin resurfacing is only one method to treat minor facial blemishes and aging skin. Discuss all of your treatment options with your doctor to understand which options are right for you.  

Medical Reviewers: Daphne E. Hemmings, MD, MPH Last Review Date: Dec 21, 2012

© 2015 Healthgrades Operating Company, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Healthgrades Operating Company, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the Healthgrades User Agreement.

View Sources

Medical References

  1. Facial Peels and laser Surgery. The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. http://www.aafprs.org/patient/procedures/resurfacing.html.
  2. Laser Skin Resurfacing. American Society of Plastic Surgeons. http://www.plasticsurgery.org/Cosmetic-Procedures/Laser-Skin-Resurfacing.html.
  3. Laser skin Resurfacing. Colorado Plastic Surgery. http://www.coloradoplasticsurgery.com/skin-resurfacing.aspx.
  4. Skin Resurfacing. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. http://www.surgery.org/consumers/procedures/skin/skin-resurfacing.

You Might Also Like

E-mail this page to your friends.

© Copyright 2015 Healthgrades Operating Company, Inc. Patent US Nos. 7,752,060 and 8,719,052. All Rights Reserved. 
Third Party materials included herein protected under copyright law.

Use of this website and any information contained herein is governed by the Healthgrades User Agreement.

PREVIOUS ARTICLE:

Brow Lift

NEXT ARTICLE:

Laser Hair Removal

Up Next

Laser Hair Removal