Laser Blemish Removal
A blemish is anything that affects the appearance of the skin. It could be a little freckle or a mole. It could also be a salmon mark or a port-wine stain birthmark. No matter what it is, it can be addressed with skin resurfacing using a laser.
- The area of the skin with the blemished is assessed if it is an ideal candidate for the procedure. The best candidates are dark blemishes surrounded by fair skin.
- The laser is applied over the skin in short bursts or any other delivery, depending on the type of technology used.
- The blemish absorbs the heat causing it to burn.
- As the burn heals, the blemish peels off and the unblemished skin underneath is revealed.
- The procedure can be applied to the entirety of the face or just to a certain part of the body where blemishes are found.
Side Effects of Laser Blemish Removal
Here are some of the most common side effects of blemish removal using lasers.
- Itching or a Mild Burning Sensation When Touched
- Skin Dryness
- Crusting of the Skin
- Tightness or Tautness
These minor symptoms will most likely disappear by the time the patient goes in for their next procedure.If only a single removal is done, the side effects would most likely heal in 7 to 10 days after the treatment.
Some of the more serious side effects of the procedure include:
- Burns – This can happen when the laser was too strong for the type of procedure done
- Scarring – Can happen when the patient is susceptible to keloid type scars
- Discoloration – May come in the form of bleaching or dark spots may appear on the skin surface.
Laser Blemish Removal Cost
There are a number of factors that can affect the price of the blemish removal. Most often than not, the extent of the procedure and cost of the technology are going to affect pricing.