Your Ultimate Guide to Skin Resurfacing Treatments
Skin resurfacing is the treatment of the month! It’s a type of skincare procedure that is performed by a physician or licensed master esthetician, like what we have at Vita Nova. Skin resurfacing works by using lasers to improve skin texture and appearance.
There are two types of lasers used in this treatment: ablative or non-ablative lasers. It’s dependent on your skin type as to what laser we would use! Ablative lasers commonly use CO2, and these work great on deep concerns such as scars or deep wrinkles. Non-ablative lasers contain erbium gas, which is used for more superficial concerns such as pigmentation, fine lines, and light wrinkles. However, while they might target different elements of the skin, both lasers work for removing the outside, or dead, layers of the skin.
How Does Skin Resurfacing Work?
Skin resurfacing works by going deep into the dermis layer of the skin. It breaks up both the dermis and the epidermis to create new collagen and reset the skin!
Is Skin Resurfacing Permanent?
In short, yes! You’ll notice amazing results for whatever skin treatment you need. From deep lines to acne scars, stretch marks, to faint wrinkles, it’s all possible to remove and restore with the skin resurfacing treatments we offer at Vita Nova.
What is the Process at Vita Nova?
Vita Nova has a thorough process prior to your treatment, during, and after. We will talk you through everything you need to know before starting your treatment and answer any questions or concerns you may have!
Before we begin the laser therapy, we cleanse the area thoroughly. During your treatment, we apply topical numbing so that you don’t have any discomfort. Then, we use the eCO2 device for the needed treatment time, which is normally up to 90-minutes.
After the treatment, we provide vaseline so that your skin is kept moisturized. You can expect between 5-7 days of downtime.
You’ll notice even after recovery, collagen stimulation will continue for up to 6 months. Meaning collagen will still be forming and wrinkle/scar improvements will continue!
Is Skin Resurfacing Treatment Painful?
No, we apply a topical numbing agent so that you are comfortable during the treatment.
We are confident that at Vita Nova Medical Spa, you’ll have a comfortable and relaxing procedure. We’ll consult you through the entire process before any treatment takes place so that you understand exactly what will happen. We want you to feel as beautiful as possible, in a comfortable and relaxing environment, with any treatment at Vita Nova!