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Laser Skin Resurfacing – Improve Your Damaged Facial Skin Non-surgically

Are facial wrinkles, fine lines, enlarged pores, uneven tone, sun burns, scars and other blemishes affecting your self-confidence in public? Dr. Bloch from Body by Bloch in the Chicago metro area, can treat your condition with laser skin resurfacing to give you a healthier and younger looking skin. Arrange for a laser skin resurfacing consultation at This procedure also known as lasabrasion, laser peel or laser vaporization should be done by a board-certified plastic surgeon or certified dermatologist for effective results. Laser skin resurfacing is an outpatient procedure; you will go home immediately after treatment.

What can I expect during laser skin resurfacing?

Lasabrasion takes about 2 hours for the whole face while treatment for small portions of the face may only take 30-45 minutes. Local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia is used before treatment begins. Dr. Bloch will then use laser to direct short, concentrated pulsating beams of light on the problem area. The pulsated beams of light will remove the damaged outer skin layers while at the same time heating the underlying skin which stimulates growth of new collagen. As your skin heals, new skin is firmer and smoother and can absorb nutrients in skin care products well for an enhanced healthy look. Treated areas will be bandaged before you are discharged.

Benefits and risks of laser resurfacing

Although skin resurfacing cannot produce perfect skin, it can improve the appearance of your skin. Potential risks of the procedure include:

What can I expect after lasabrasion treatment?

Your face may be swollen which is normal. Dr. Bloch will provide pain medication to ease the discomfort. You will be advised to clean the treated areas 4 to 5 times a day after 24 hours and apply prescribed cream or petroleum jelly to minimize formation of scabs. Stinging or itching from day 1 to 3 after treatment will persist. Skin may then dry up and peel after 5 to 7 days. You can expect your skin to heal after 2 to 3 weeks depending on the area that was treated. Your skin will appear red for the next 2 to 3 months but you can conceal it with make-up once you heal.


It’s possible that your skin may stay red or pink for up to several months after laser skin resurfacing. You may also be extra sensitive to sunlight for up to a year. Make efforts to minimize sun exposure and use that sunscreen liberally, every day.

Some people who have laser resurfacing may see an immediate difference in the treated skin. That will continue to improve for up to a year. While the effects of laser resurfacing can last for many years, the normal aging process means that wrinkles and expression lines will reoccur. You may repeat laser resurfacing as necessary.

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