How Skin Resurfacing Can Help Improve Damaged Skin


What Is Skin Resurfacing?

Let’s face it. Achieving clear skin is hard work. Aside from investing in skin products, you also have to find the right aesthetic treatments that can help you maintain your youthful glow.

As we age, though, this can be more difficult to do.

Aging, sun exposure, unhealthy diet, and pollution, among others, are just some of the primary causes that make your skin appear dried out and wrinkled.

Fortunately, while there are many factors that can damage your skin, there are also a lot of treatments that can rejuvenate it.

Let’s take a look at skin resurfacing, for example.

What Is Skin Resurfacing?

Skin resurfacing is an aesthetic procedure that uses lasers to improve skin texture and appearance. Aside from enhancing skin tone, it also encourages the skin’s natural collagen production in the treatment area.

The kind of laser used will depend on your personal and unique needs. For instance, if you want to get rid of scars, warts, or deep wrinkles, your provider will use ablative lasers, which can slough off or exfoliate the outer layers of the skin.

Meanwhile, non-ablative lasers are recommended for patients who are concerned about rosacea, spider veins, and acne-related skin issues.

Either way, this procedure is a great investment as can make a more significant difference for damaged skin more than regular facial scrubs or even chemical peels can.

Fractional Resurfacing at Etanda Skin Solutions

Non-Ablative Treatment 

At Etanda, we offer non-ablative treatment with Lumenis M22 ResurFX Laser, the latest non-ablative, fractional laser technology on the market. In addition to stimulating collagen growth without removing your skin cells, this state-of-the-art technology provides effective results with just one treatment and requires minimal recovery time.

The Lumenis M22 ResurFX can treat a variety of skin conditions, including age/sun spots, uneven skin tone, wrinkles, fine lines, loose skin, and acne scars, among several more.

Combined Ablative and Non-Ablative Treatment

Here at Etanda, we use Sharplight’s fractional laser to treat aging and sun-damaged skin. This fractional resurfacing procedure bridges the gap between ablative and non-ablative laser techniques.

Unlike ablative and non-ablative lasers which respectively focus on surface skin cells and mid-layer skin, the fractional laser addresses both. It also produces a micro epidermal peel, which removes problematic areas on the top layer of the skin.

As a result, it can achieve impressive results for the treated area/s in just one go.

With proper aftercare and regular upkeep, you can achieve an improved skin texture, reduced wrinkles, and an overall renewed radiance.

Benefits of Skin Resurfacing

Skin resurfacing improves skin significantly, especially damages caused by aging, sun exposure, and acne. It is also used to treat the following:

  • • Age spots;
  • • Crow’s feet;
  • • Enlarged oil glands;
  • • Fine lines and wrinkles;
  • • Sagging skin;
  • • Uneven skin tone;
  • • Acne scars;
  • • Traumatic scars;
  • • Surgical scars;
  • • Visible blood vessels underneath the skin.

skin resurfacing result

Moreover, skin resurfacing is also effective for improving the appearance of brown spots, redness, or discoloration. Some patients even avail of the treatment to help remove unwanted freckles.

Simply put, if you want a more even and balanced skin tone, a laser skin resurfacing procedure is a great way to start.

Ideal Candidates for the Treatment

Patients in relatively good health with skin flaws such as spots, scars, and wrinkles are ideal candidates for laser skin resurfacing.

Hence, if you have sun-damaged skin with wrinkles around the eyes or mouth, you would be a good candidate for this treatment.

Join the growing number of our satisfied patients who have availed of our fractional resurfacing treatment here in Edmonton, AB. Schedule an appointment today.