A quick guide to laser skin resurfacing

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Laser resurfacing skin treatment is a range of specialist procedures performed to improve skin texture and appearance. It is most effective on facial areas and can achieve outstanding permanent results. Dr Asif Hussein is a leading laser surgeon and cosmetic dermatologist with a wealth of experience in this niche. If you are looking for advanced skin treatments to reduce the negative appearance of aging, acne, scars or other undesirable skin defects, you couldn’t be in safer hands.

How does laser resurfacing work?

There are two basic types of laser – ablative and non-ablative. The main difference is that an ablative laser will remove the top surface and part of the second skin layer, so that new healthier skin cells can begin to form in their place. A non-ablative laser is less invasive and is designed to stimulate collagen production in the skin.

Dr H Consult specialises in the following types of laser resurfacing treatments for the skin:

Who would benefit from laser skin resurfacing?

If you have skin issues such as acne scars, blemishes or wrinkles, you may well have tried chemical peeling and dermabrasion as a way to address these problems, or taken over-the-counter medication. Laser resurfacing is a better, more sophisticated way to deal with skin rejuvenation, uneven skin tone and scarring issues. Whether you are hoping to reduce the damaging effect of the sun, restore skin elasticity or treat facial skin disorders, it is a safe and convenient treatment that everyone should consider.

Of course, the only way to ensure that laser treatment is the right option for your skin type and condition is to consult with an experienced dermatologist who has your best interest in mind. Contact Dr H Consult for an initial consultation to discuss the best options for your skin issues.

What is the best time to have laser resurfacing done?

Laser skin resurfacing can be carried out at any time, however the treated skin can be hypersensitive to sun exposure for some time after treatment. This is why many patients opt for treatment during autumn and winter, when days are shorter and less time is spent outdoors.

Regardless of when the procedure is carried out, it is highly recommended that you wear SPF30 or higher sunscreen daily. That way, you are most likely to preserve the best of the results, as well as provide your skin with the best defence against skin cancer and premature aging.

How do you choose the right laser surgeon?

As with any medical procedure, the key to getting the best results for your skin concerns is to do your research and choose the right specialist for your first consultation. Dr Hussein is a leading expert in skin laser surgery, with a thriving practice of his own in addition of being a renowned international lecturer in laser and light interaction. His in-depth clinical sills combined with state-of-the-art laser technologies come together to achieve fantastic results for his clients.

For more information about any of the treatments available or to arrange for an appointment in London, Surrey or Sussex, please book your appointment online here.

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