What Kind of Skin Irregularities Are Improved with Ablative Lasers?

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Laser technology has advanced by leaps and bounds. Nowadays, ablative lasers are used to treat acne scarring, uneven skin tone, and spotting such as age spots; resurface sun-damaged skin; and improve the appearance of aging skin by smoothing away fine lines and wrinkles. Ablative laser resurfacing can significantly improve the appearance of the skin.

If you have skin irregularities, schedule a consultation with board-certified physician Dr. Nasir Mohammedi at Bloom Medical Group in Whittier, CA. He offers ablative laser skin resurfacing to treat skin irregularities. Dr. Mohammedi will meet with you to discuss your goals and answer any questions that you might have. He will go over what you can expect from ablative lasers after evaluating your skin.

What is ablative laser treatment?

An ablative laser delivers a wavelength of light directly on the skin’s surface. It removes the skin’s outer layer, which might be damaged by the sun or show signs of aging. The laser also helps to stimulate the skin’s natural production of collagen, which can smooth out acne scars and help get rid of wrinkles. Following ablative laser treatment, your skin will start to heal. The new cell growth will create a smoother, tighter, and virtually blemish-free appearance.

Benefits of ablative laser skin resurfacing

Ablative laser skin resurfacing helps to minimize skin irregularities and clear up blemishes.

The benefits of laser skin resurfacing include:

  • Rejuvenates your skin’s appearance
  • Softens wrinkles and line lines
  • Creates greater balance in skin tone and texture
  • Helps to minimize the appearance of acne scarring
  • Evens skin tone
  • Removes sun damage for a more even texture
  • Reduces the appearance of skin discolorations
  • Shrinks enlarged pores

Who is a good candidate for ablative laser skin resurfacing?

Are you unhappy with the appearance of your skin? As you age, skin irregularities develop from aging, sun exposure, smoking, and other lifestyle choices. Ablative laser skin resurfacing can help rejuvenate sun-damaged skin, lighten age spots, smooth away acne scars, ease the appearance of wrinkles, and more. Do you have rough patches of skin, or is your skin scaly? If so, ablative laser treatment can smooth the skin so it feels soft to the touch and does not have visible imperfections.

What to expect after laser ablative treatments

Your skin will typically look and feel like you sustained a sunburn. The treated area will usually look raw and have some oozing or drainage in spots for a few days. As your skin heals, you must not scratch or pick at the treated area. Some patients report feeling pain, burning, itching, or tingling in the treated area. Following treatment, you should avoid strenuous activity as your skin heals. It usually takes 2 – 3 weeks for full healing. You should avoid direct sunlight and always use proper sun protection to help prevent any irregularities from developing during the healing process.

Schedule an ablative laser treatment consultation in Whittier, CA

If you would like to learn more about how laser ablative treatments can improve the appearance of skin irregularities, schedule a consultation with Dr. Nasir Mohammedi at Bloom Medical Group in Whittier, CA. He will meet with you to discuss your goals, examine your skin and discuss your treatment options, such as ablative laser treatment. To learn more, contact us today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.