Skin imperfections caused by aging and sun damage can make your skin look dull and older. Skin Resurfacing can help you deal with these concerns by safely treating signs of aging and photodamaged skin. It can help you achieve a healthy, pearly glow with as little as one treatment.
Skin resurfacing procedures can treat or improve the appearance of:
- Fine lines/wrinkles
- Acne marks/hyperpigmentation
- Acne scars
- Sunspots/age spots
- Uneven skin tone and texture
- Sun-damaged skin
How it works
Skin resurfacing can tackle superficial changes, as well as the deeper layers of the skin to address multiple signs of aging.
Laser skin resurfacing treats the top layers of the skin using pulses of light in a pre-selected pattern. This simultaneously delivers heat to the skin’s deeper layers, stimulating collagen growth. The skin will then form a protective dressing, which will peel off after three to five days, revealing healthier and clearer skin.
The procedure is minimally invasive and treats the full thickness of the epidermis. There is no bleeding, weeping, oozing, or PIH in patients. The residual heat in the dermis stimulates new collagen, resulting in 98% patient and physician satisfaction from surveyed patients.
Fractional laser treatment is designed to deeply penetrate the skin. It involves placing tiny holes in the skin (the size of a pore) to selectively remove columns of damaged tissues. It stimulates the natural process of the body for building new collagen and plumping the skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, scars, sun damage, and other
The tiny holes leave the skin intact, exposing only a fraction or a small percentage of the skin to the laser beam. This enables a safe treatment and rapid recovery while providing a deep treatment with results in just a single session. It can treat the entire face including the periorbital (around the eyes) and perioral (around the mouth areas).
Fractional laser is ablative, which is a more aggressive form of skin resurfacing treatment. It delivers much more intense heat to the area of concern to vaporize skin cells and stimulate a response, resulting in collagen production.
Combining skin resurfacing treatments
Both skin resurfacing treatments can be combined in a single procedure. This provides complete epidermal renewal and plumping and firming of the skin, creating a healthier and more youthful appearance.
The combination of the two treatments promotes healthier and smoother skin, with reduced depth or appearance of enlarged pores and wrinkles. It can treat a variety of skin types and can be used on the face, neck, and decolletage. You can turn to this treatment combination for:
● Mild to moderate photoaging
● Facial wrinkles (especially around the eyes and mouth)
● Skin laxity
● Acne or surgical scarring
● Other textural concerns
Is skin resurfacing safe?
Yes. There are FDA-cleared laser skin resurfacing systems that can take years off your skin in one to two treatments.
Does the procedure hurt?
You may feel a series of brief pinches as the pulses of light treat and penetrate the skin. However, this can still depend on the individual as each patient has varying levels of pain tolerance. Numbing cream will also be applied before the treatment to numb the area and make the procedure more comfortable.
What can you expect after the procedure?
After the procedure, it is normal for your skin to look sunburned and feel tight. The skin will start peeling off on the 3rd or 4th day and patients are advised not to rub, pick, or scrub the skin. You need to allow your skin to slough off on its own after a week to avoid irritation while it is healing.
After the fractional laser, your skin will feel sunburned and may be slightly swollen. Most patients report little to no discomfort after the treatment. Patients are asked to apply ointment to the skin for 4 to 5 days during the post-care period. You’ll also need to limit sun exposure and wear protective clothing.
Our clinic will give you complete post-care instructions after your laser resurfacing treatment in Singapore.
How many skin resurfacing treatments do I need?
Patients will require about one to two treatments to achieve desired results. To maintain or prolong its effects, you need to commit to a quality skin routine after finishing your Pearl treatments.
When will I see results?
With laser skin resurfacing, patients can expect to see results on the 3rd or 4th day when the skin has peeled off. Overall improvement in skin clarity, smoothness, and softness is visible after at least one to two weeks. Also, new collagen continues to grow in about 3 to 6 months after the treatment.
Fractional Skin Resurfacing can deeply penetrate the skin and significantly improve the appearance of aging and sun-damaged skin in a single session. Maximum results are seen within 1 to 3 months.
Are there any side effects or downtime?
Side effects include temporary redness, swelling, and peeling after the treatment. You can also expect a minimal to moderate downtime of 3 to 5 days. During this period, you need to let your skin heal and avoid UV exposure to prevent permanent damage to the skin.
Who is a candidate for skin resurfacing treatments?
Good candidates include patients with light to medium tones and mild to moderate sun damage. Those looking to reduce or soften fine, medium, and deep wrinkles on the face, neck, chest, and back of hands can also turn to these treatments. It is not recommended for those with dark skin tone due to the risk of hypopigmentation.