Laser resurfacing removes old skin cells in order to reveal newer, more youthful cells. Since the technique uses a laser, an ASDS dermatologist has precise control over the depth of treatment, lessening complications to surrounding tissue. During the procedure:
- Patients may hear some minor popping or snapping as the outer skin layers are removed.
- Some patients experience a sensation of heat but no significant discomfort.
- Chilled air is blown on the skin during the procedure.