Which Laser Should You Choose For Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing can improve your skin tone, minimize the appearance of scars, soften the visibility of wrinkles, and so much more. At Southside Dermatology & Laser Cosmetic Center in Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach, FL, you have access to the latest laser technologies. Your dedicated skin care provider helps you select the right type of laser for your skin based on your concerns and desired outcome. Read through the list below to learn about each type of laser, so you know which one you should choose. If you have any questions about laser skin resurfacing solutions, don’t hesitate to call the location nearest you today.
Carbon dioxide (CO2) laser
The carbon dioxide (CO2) laser boasts a 10,600nm wavelength that can reach the deepest layers of your skin. Each burst of fractional laser energy creates micro-channels in your skin, which stimulate skin remodeling processes.
CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatments from Southside Dermatology & Laser Cosmetic Center are ideal for boosting collagen production in underlying layers, which is crucial for tightening your skin. After a course of CO2 laser treatments, you should notice that your skin is firmer and more voluminous. The effects of CO2 laser skin resurfacing can reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and even scars.
It’s important to note that CO2 lasers are ablative. Treatments remove the superficial layer of your skin, which can lead to redness, irritation, and shedding that can last for up to two weeks.
Like the CO2 laser, the Fotona SP Dynamis PRO and the Sciton® erbium lasers are also ablative. However, the erbium laser is strategically designed to penetrate through the surface of your skin and reach mid-level tissues.
Each burst of erbium laser light removes the outer, damaged layer of your skin, while simultaneously tricking cells into thinking an injury has occurred. Because the erbium laser creates micro-sized wounds at a medium-depth, natural skin-healing processes begin, and new skin tissues and connective tissues (including collagen) develop. Erbium laser skin resurfacing is ideal for improving skin laxity and for reducing the appearance of wrinkles and age spots.
The erbium laser doesn’t reach as deeply as the CO2 laser. Because of this, you can still experience tighter skin and wrinkle reduction, but with a shorter recovery period. In most cases, clients who undergo erbium laser skin resurfacing in Jacksonville or Jacksonville Beach, FL report that it takes less than a week for their skin to heal.
The Lutronic ULTRA laser system is the newest generation in laser skin resurfacing technology offered at Southside Dermatology & Laser Cosmetic Center. This advanced non-ablative fractionated laser platform aids in rebuilding healthy skin tissues in a more mild and less-aggressive manner than ablative lasers. Without injuring or disrupting deep skin layers, Lutronic ULTRA treatments target the superficial layers of your skin for superior skin rejuvenation.
Lutronic ULTRA leaves you with glowing skin with no downtime needed. Plus, with a commitment to ongoing laser skin resurfacing treatments with Lutronic ULTRA, you should find that pigmented lesions, freckles, birthmarks, and other types of skin discoloration appear much less noticeable.
Get started on your laser skin resurfacing treatment by booking a consultation at Southside Dermatology & Laser Cosmetic Center now. Click here or call either the Jacksonville or Jacksonville Beach, FL office directly.