Laser Skin Rejuvenation

Understanding How Laser Rejuvenation Works


Laser rejuvenation, also known as laser skin resurfacing, is a popular cosmetic procedure that uses laser technology to improve skin appearance by reducing signs of aging, sun damage, and other skin concerns. This treatment can help achieve a more youthful and healthy complexion. Here’s a closer look at how laser rejuvenation works and what it involves.

The Basics of Laser Rejuvenation

Laser rejuvenation utilizes concentrated light energy to target and treat specific skin layers. Depending on the type of laser used, the procedure can be either ablative or non-ablative:

  • Ablative Lasers: These lasers remove the outer layers of the skin (epidermis) and heat the underlying skin (dermis), stimulating the growth of new collagen fibers. As the treated area heals, the new skin that forms is smoother and firmer. Ablative lasers are more intense and require some downtime but offer significant improvements in skin texture and appearance.

  • Non-Ablative Lasers: These lasers work by heating up the underlying skin tissue (without harming the surface) so as to stimulate collagen growth and rejuvenate the skin over time. Non-ablative treatments are less invasive and typically require little to no downtime, but they may require multiple sessions to achieve noticeable results.

How Laser Rejuvenation Improves Skin

  1. Collagen Production: The heat from the laser promotes the production of new collagen, a protein that gives skin its elasticity and firmness. As collagen increases, the skin appears more youthful and smooth.

  2. Precise Targeting: Lasers can be precisely controlled to target specific skin issues. For instance, they can be adjusted to address fine lines around the eyes or mouth, acne scars, age spots, or other blemishes.

  3. Versatility: Different types of lasers and settings allow customization of the treatment according to the patient's skin type, concerns, and desired results. This versatility makes laser rejuvenation effective for a wide range of skin conditions.

What to Expect During and After Treatment

  • During Treatment: The procedure might involve some discomfort, often described as a snapping sensation against the skin. Cooling devices or topical anesthetics are sometimes used to minimize pain.

  • After Treatment: Recovery varies depending on the type of laser used. Ablative treatments might require several weeks of healing, during which the skin is raw and needs to be cared for with specific ointments or dressings. Non-ablative laser treatments may result in mild redness or swelling for a few days.

  • Results: Visible improvements are seen once the skin heals, but it may take multiple sessions to achieve the desired outcome. The results can be long-lasting, especially with proper skin care and protection from sun exposure.

Laser rejuvenation treatments are available at ENVY Dental, Implants & Esthetics in Wichita, KS. Under the expert guidance of Dr. Vessali and our dedicated team, we provide personalized skin care solutions that revive and enhance your natural beauty. Don’t wait to start your journey towards a more youthful and radiant appearance.


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