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What is laser skin resurfacing?

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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: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS Last Review Date: Sep 4, 2016

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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.

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