30 - 120 Minutes
Local or General
2 - 3 Years
The Laser Skin Resurfacing is a minimally invasive technique for cosmetic treatment that stimulates healthy skin to synthesize new collagen (a process called collagenesis), the treatment firms the skin, eliminating injuries making it look younger. A less invasive treatment with similar results is the Photorejuvenation with Intense Pulsed Light.
Laser resurfacing is particularly suitable to treat:
This laser treatment is contraindicated in patients who have:
The day of surgery the doctor mark the areas to be treated and the laser is applied to the skin to exfoliate the outer layers. The two types of laser used are the CO2 and Erbium (Er) YAG.
After surgery, a scab forms and will fall by itself, underneath there will be a new pinkish dry skin that must be hydrated 2 to 3 times per day, the skin will be pinkish for 4 to 6 weeks You should use sunscreen to prevent hyperpigmentation and you must wear a special makeup.
The Laser Skin Resurfacing will significantly improve the appearance of your skin. Deeper resurfacing will provide longer lasting results, they also depend on age, skin type and pigmentation of the patient. With care and avoiding too much sun, the results can last up to 3 years.
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Side effects include redness of 1 to 6 months, temporary swelling, crusting, sun sensitivity. Is contraindicated in patients with diabetes, hypertension, skin lesions, facial herpes, history of hypertrophic scarring or keloid.
If you care for your skin and avoid too much sun results can last up to 3 years.
Yes, but usually it is unnecessary.
No, is not a painful procedure. You may feel a slight burning sensation which disappears within a week.
Yes, pre-surgical studies are needed.
No, you should avoid the sun for 40 days and also must use sunscreen to prevent hyperpigmentation.
No, you should rest for 2 to 3 weeks. You must wait this period of time to return to work and not do any physical activity.
Some of the risks of laser resurfacing are scars, allergies, abnormal pigmentation, bacterial infections.
Chemical peels, microdermabrasion, photo facial, plasma rich in platelets and plastic surgeries as face lift or the brow lift are some alternatives.
From 40 years old and it can also be performed before if there are quite marked acne scars.
Yes, and it can be combined with a facelift.
Yes, you can apply it on white, brown and even black skins.
The lasers that are commonly used are Active FX, carbon dioxide laser (CO2), Deep FX Fractional Resurfacing, Erbium laser resurfacing, Fraxel restore, Palomar 1540 Fractional Resurfacing, Pearl Fractional, Pixel laser, SmartXide Dot Therapy, V-Beam laser.
Depending on the type of laser it can be used for laser eye surgery, rosacea treatment, acne scars removal, varicose veins surgery, laser tattoo removal, laser hair removal, laser treatment for toenail fungus among other uses.
How much does a laser surgery cost abroad? The reference price for a laser skin resurfacing in Argentina is USD 1,500 but this may vary according to the needs and requirements of each patient. Please fill in the form below to contact us and get your Free Quotation!
Our prices includes: pre and post surgery consultations and controls; plastic surgeon, anesthesiologist, nurses, assistances fees; surgery and recovery room; supplies and disposable materials. Bilingual assistant, accommodation and transfers are optional. Prescribe medication after surgery and/or surgical belts (if required) are not included. No hidden fees!
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