Laser Skin Resurfacing


  • Laser skin resurfacing is a way that helps incomplete reduction of your acne scar marks, age spots, wrinkles, blemishes.
  • It also helps in maintaining a good tone and tightening up your skin.
  • Laser is well appreciated in the month of autumn as it is said that laser-sensitive skin is hypersensitive to sunlight.
  • It is always recommended to apply SPF 30 sunscreen daily on the skin to cover up the ill effects of the sun.


  • Depends mainly on the type of laser being used, depth and area of treatment, and patient tolerance level of pain.


  • Deeper ablative lasers, which help target the outer layer of skin, require local anesthesia injections.
  • They are primarily CO2 lasers( AcuPulse by lumens, CO2RE by candela .)
  • Erbium YAG laser promotes collagen remodeling.
  • Nonablative lasers where a layer of skin is not removed are done with only topical numbing cream.
  • They are pulsed Dye( V Beam Perfecta by candela), ND, YAG, and Alexandrite laser.
  • Fractional lasers like fractures in mode can be ablative or nonablative.
  • Intense pulsed light laser such as vasculaze by in mode is used to treat sun damage.


  • Patients who are more prone to have fever blisters, cold sores may induce breakouts.
  • People on isotretinoin injections have experienced delayed healing.
  • Aspirin intake causes post-procedure bleeding.
  • Smoking is to be avoided before and after treatment for almost 3 weeks.


  • CO2 lasers are used for scars, warts, wrinkles, skin flaws.
  • Erbium lasers are used for fine line wrinkles, loose skin, age spots.
  • Pulsed Dye lasers are used for hyperpigmentation, rosacea.
  • Fractional lasers are used in cases of blemishes.
  • Intense pulsed light lasers are used in sun damage, vascular lesions, acne, rosacea.

Several sittings are recommended.

  • It is said that a series of treatments depends on the type of problem, like nonablative lasers requiring multiple sessions for satisfactory results.
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