Did you know that we're in the midst of not only the holiday season but also laser season as well? It's true! Late fall and winter are ideal for getting laser skin resurfacing done because laser-treated skin is hypersensitive to the harsh ultraviolet (UV) rays emitted by the sun.

That's great to know, right? But you may still be wondering what exactly laser resurfacing is, how it can help your skin, whether or not the treatment is pain-free, and where you should even go to get a procedure like this done. Well, lucky for you, we have answers!

With the help of our friends from Montana Medical Aesthetics Clinic, we've compiled this list of 6 things you need to know about laser skin resurfacing.

What is laser skin resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing is a relatively simple procedure that uses a variety of different lasers to improve the appearance of the skin and treat imperfections by removing old skin layers and allowing new ones to form.

What type of lasers are used?

  • CO2 lasers can treat a wide range of skin flaws such as wrinkles, scars, and warts among other things.
  • Erbium lasers promote collagen remodeling, which is great for treating fine lines, wrinkles, skin laxity, and age spots.
  • Pulsed-dye lasers are often used for reducing redness, hyperpigmentation, broken capillaries, and rosacea.
  • Fractional lasers use thousands of tiny little beams that are good for getting rid of age-related blemishes.
  • BBL treatments are not technically lasers but they work similarly and can treat a number of different things like sun damage and acne.

Does laser skin resurfacing hurt?

Depending on the type of laser that's being used, skin resurfacing can indeed be a bit of a painful procedure to get done. The pain scale goes from a feeling of a rubber band snapping and hitting your skin to the need for topical anesthesia.

Where should I go to get laser skin resurfacing?

You want a knowledgeable, highly trained professional like the ones at Montana Medical Aesthetics Clinic based on experience with the laser treatment you decide to go with. Give them a call today at 406-969-6622 to schedule a consultation.

Wait, a consultation?

Yes, a consultation! With all the different lasers, skin issues, and skin types out there, it's important to book a consultation with your provider so they can determine which treatment option is right for you.

Is there anything else I should know?

When it comes to laser skin resurfacing, you should plan on getting multiple treatments. The less invasive lasers require more treatments but they also have the least amount of downtime in between.

Also, medications can have an effect on the way the lasers react with your skin, so let your provider know if you're currently taking anything, especially if it's for acne.

Now that you know a little more about laser skin resurfacing, call now and book an appointment to see which treatment is right for you! After all, it is laser season!

Schedule your consultation with Montana Medical Aesthetics Clinic today by giving them a call at 406-969-6622 or visit them online to learn more about how they can make your skin look the best it ever has.