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Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment

Laser skin care treatment in Ocala, with the latest advances in non-invasive, anti-aging, cosmetic therapies, IPL laser and IPL leg veins to help you look and feel your best.

Looking your best does wonders for your attitude and self-confidence. Men and women of all ages have taken steps to look and feel better about themselves – and so can you. If you have fine lines or wrinkles around your eyes or mouth or on your forehead, shallow scars from acne, or non-responsive skin after a facelift, then you may be a good candidate for laser skin resurfacing.

Laser resurfacing is an effective way of reversing the damaging effects of sun exposure, aging and lifestyle habits (such as smoking) on the quality, color and texture of your skin. Resurfacing lasers are either ablative or non-ablative. Ablative lasers use rapid pulses of high-intensity light to remove the damaged upper layers of your skin, thereby smoothing and tightening the skin, removing wrinkles, and correcting pigmentation problems. Non-ablative lasers are non-wounding and less invasive; they act by stimulating collagen growth and tightening the underlying skin.

Since their 1958 discovery, lasers have become a powerful industrial tool, but their applications in medicine have been truly revolutionary. One reason, says Richard Felten, a senior reviewer in FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health, is that lasers used as surgical tools can cut through tissue without causing excessive bleeding. In fact, lasers actually can coagulate tissue to stop bleeding. "That's something a knife can't do," Felten says.

The following are some common reasons why you may want to consider laser skin resurfacing:

Your options will depend on the treatment depth you require, and your surgeon will recommend an approach based upon your aesthetic goals. The amount of time you can allow for recovery may be an important factor to consider when selecting a particular resurfacing method or determining the extent of treatment.

Laser Skin Care and Resurfacing Treatment in Ocala