How is Laser Rejuvenation Done?

Laser Skin Rejuvenation is an outpatient procedure. During the laser peel, you will receive either a topical anesthetic or some intravenous sedation depending on the extent of the procedure.

Your eyes will be shielded with protective eye glasses during the laser procedure

The length of the procedure depends upon the size of the area you wanted treated and usually varies from 20-90 minutes.

During the treatment, you will feel a sensation of a snapping rubber band.

After the procedure, recovery depends on the area treated and the type of laser used.

The most invasive treatments may produce significant improvement, but may require an extended recovery time of multiple weeks.

A gentler laser skin rejuvenation treatment may reduce the appearance of some imperfections and may require little or no downtime.

The swelling and bruising usually takes 7-10 days to disappear.

Ablative laser therapy such as laser rejuvenation usually only requires one treatment.

Non ablative laser therapy is variable but multiple treatments are usually required. The final decision is made after the initial consultation.

The procedure is not cheap and involves fees for the surgeon, anesthesia and the consultation.

The average cost of the procedure can range from $2-4000 depending on the extent of the skin surface. Before undertaking the procedure, one should discuss the cost with the physician.

As with any medical procedure, there are both cosmetic benefits such as a smoother, tighter skin with no imperfections.

Some of the risks of laser rejuvenation include:

- infection

- permanent changes to skin pigmentation

- laser scarring

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