Resurfacing is a treatment that uses a laser-type medical device based on CO2 gas which generates a controlled and fractionated source of heat that interacts with the skin, eliminating the upper layer (epidermis) and stimulating the deeper layer (dermis) to make it contract and regenerate.
The regenerative process that it triggers makes the skin improve noticeably and achieves the following benefits:
- Improved skin texture: Smooths out irregularities, leaving a smoother skin.
- Contraction of pores: Skin looks more even and attractive.
- Reduction of marks: These melanin deposits tend to be superficial, so by removing this layer the marks are also removed.
- Improvement of wrinkles: The finer they are the more they will improve, resulting in a younger looking skin.
- Disappearance of skin damage: By leaving an even complexion that is free of imperfections.
- Improvement of acne marks: Due to the contraction of the dermis, these marks will reduce in size and become much less noticeable.
Any person with a light skin phototype who wants to improve their skin in the following ways:
- Reduce wrinkles
- Close pores
- Acne scars
- Skin scars such as birthmarks or warts
- Upper lip wrinkles
- Eyelid wrinkles
The treatment is not indicated for high skin phototypes (V and VI) or for people who are unable follow the care indicated.
To perform the treatment, an anaesthetic cream is applied to the patient’s skin and some local anaesthetic is administered to specific areas. Once this is done, the treatment is barely noticeable. The laser can be applied to the whole face or by areas, although, to avoid patching, these areas should be in complete aesthetic units.
Once the treatment has been completed, different regenerating and soothing creams are applied to the patient’s skin.
This type of treatment should be performed by a doctor with aesthetic and medical aesthetic training, such as laser treatment. Dr Ospina is a professional who has double the training, as he is not only a plastic surgeon with experience in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, as well as a Masters in aesthetic medicine and anti-ageing. In addition, he has been performing laser treatments for over 5 years.
Although this is not a complex treatment requiring exceptional measures to perform, Dr Ospina is always prudent. For this reason, we have all the necessary measures at hand to treat any complication that may arise, as well as having a sterile and relaxing environment to make you feel completely at ease while you have your treatment.
You will be provided with a care plan so that you can go home with peace of mind and so that you have everything ready before treatment. You can also contact us at any time if you have any questions.
Returning to normal daily life can take at least 1 to 2 weeks, although this will depend on the intensity of the treatment carried out. During the first week, the skin will be red (like sunburn) and tender, and for this reason, you should only use the recommended regenerating creams. After week 1-2, you will be able to use make-up and can return to your normal daily life, always taking precautions and following the care guidelines, particularly avoiding exposure to the sun.
The skin redness is normal and it will gradually disappear over one or two months, depending on the skin and the intensity of the treatment carried out. The patient can reduce the redness with make-up.
The results become visible as the redness and the inflammation diminishes. It is normal to wait until the third month before the effect achieved can be evaluated. The greater the treatment intensity the greater the results, but the time required to recover also increases, as does the potential for complications. We always undertake treatments that are appropriate for each client, their requirements and their lifestyle.
The most frequent of these is skin redness, which can last 1 or 2 months. In rarer cases, and due to the use of the creams, outbreaks of controlled acne may appear. There may also be a reactivation of herpes. In high phototypes, there may be a certain level of hyperpigmentation, which responds to depigmentation agents or pulsed light.
“Resurfacing is a major treatment for regenerating the surface of the skin and tends to complement surgery in many cases…”