Resurfacing with Ablative Laser

Various laser systems, electrosurgical techniques and non-laser light systems are used for skin resurfacing and skin resuscitation. Classic examples of ablative skin resurfacing lasers are the Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and Erbium: YAG laser systems. The mechanisms of action of these lasers include targeting and vaporizing fluid-containing tissues, creating thermal damage to cause vascular coagulation and destruction of the epidermis. In other words, the skin becomes almost as if it has been peeled off with a thin knife by means of a beam. With this type of laser, the collagen in the skin increases. After this procedure, which requires local anesthesia, the skin is closed as sterile. It can be used in combination with single or other treatments for skin resurfacing, treating wrinkles, scars or acne scars, knife scars, removing keloids, warts, reducing under-eye bags, treating skin cracks, removing tumoral lesions on the surface of the skin, removing dermal nevi. Healing periods after the procedure are 1 week -10 days. During this period, it requires dressing and edema is observed in the application area.

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