Skin resurfacing is a procedure that improves the surface of your skin by removing the outermost layers. Premier Dermatology may use chemical peels or lasers to achieve the results you desire. When lasers are utilized for resurfacing, they are known as “ablative” lasers, and they usually contain erbium or carbon dioxide. These are ideal for removing deep wrinkles, scarring, and other imperfections. The American Board of Cosmetic Surgeons (ABCS) has confirmed that laser resurfacing treatments work well for any type of skin, including darker skin, contrary to popular belief. Premier Dermatology will choose the right chemical peel or laser treatment for you depending on your unique skin.
Though just about anyone can benefit from laser resurfacing treatments, they are not ideal for those who have active acne breakouts or a great deal of sagging skin. The procedure can be performed at any time otherwise, but the ABCs recommends scheduling your resurfacing during the fall or winter to minimize your exposure to sunlight.