Laser work through series of mirrors that concentrate the light. Depending on the light color, or more specifically the wavelength, it target specific skin component. The CO2 laser is the most common one used for skin rejuvenation. It removes or ablates a thin layer of skin in a very precise manner. It’s skin resurfacing. In this manner, the wrinkles are reduced and the heat shrink collagen fibres leading to skin tightening. Clinically, it improves skin: aging, texture, tone and pigmentation. It diminishes skin wrinkles.
Good candidate are: light skin color patient seeking improvement in skin texture, wrinkles, color and laxity.
Possible side effects: prolonged redness and delayed healing. It can activate some viral skin infection. Patient may need prophylactic antimicrobial treatment. The use of solar cream is mandatory before and after treatment for the longevity of the results.
Laser act differently on the skin than surgery. Actually it is a perfect adjunct to a surgical plan.