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What Does Laser Resurfacing Do For Your Skin?

Is glowing, radiant skin too much to ask for? 

In our books, absolutely not. Achieving that flawless complexion is all about taking the time to understand your skin, using the highest quality products, and investing in professional treatments that help bring the glow. In particular, today we want to go over laser resurfacing with you. 


Because we think this is one of the top skin care treatments you can undergo when you’re looking to elevate your complexion to a whole new level.

Who’s with us? Let’s chat about all things laser resurfacing. 

What is laser resurfacing?

So first, to truly understand what laser resurfacing does for your skin, you need to familiarize yourself with how laser resurfacing works. 

Laser resurfacing is a skin treatment performed by a professional. It uses short beams of light from a laser to remove layers of irregular skin patches (i.e. wrinkles, acne scars, blemishes, etc.). 

There are two possible lasers used in laser resurfacing: CO2 and Erbium

At Luminous Skin and Laser, we use a CO2 laser — specifically, the CO2RE

As one of the safest laser resurfacing tools available, the CO2RE delivers energy (i.e. beams of light) to the subdermal tissue. This results in damage to the skin’s tissue, which may not sound particularly pleasant or ideal, but this resulting damage sends the skin into its natural healing process, thus producing more collagen and new skin cells. 

Over time the skin will repair itself enough to reveal a new layer of smoother, brighter, younger-looking skin. Now that’s more like it!

But hey, if the idea of laser resurfacing has you a little nervous, we can’t blame you. Like we said, intentionally damaging your skin sounds pretty counterintuitive, so let’s chat about what laser resurfacing does for your skin, along with some of the concerns you might have. 

What does laser resurfacing do for your skin? 

When done by professionals, like at Luminous Skin and Laser, laser resurfacing has the ability to completely transform the look and feel of your skin. 

The treatment is ideally suited for anyone looking to banish fine lines and wrinkles. In addition, if you’re someone who struggles with uneven skin tone, or you’ve perhaps spent one too many days in the sun without SPF, laser treatments can help even out your complexion. 

The result is skin that feels smooth, even, plump, and totally wrinkle-free. 

Does this sound too good to be true?

Well, it’s not: laser resurfacing really can restore your skin to its youthful radiance! Having said that, that doesn’t mean there aren’t important considerations to make when looking into laser resurfacing. In particular, most clients worry about the redness that can result from laser resurfacing, so let’s take a moment to address that. 

How long does redness last after laser resurfacing?

No matter how gentle and professional the treatment, when you’re intentionally damaging your skin with a laser, there’s no way around the fact that laser resurfacing will result in some redness. 

The severity of your redness depends on your natural skin sensitivity. For instance, if you already have a fairly red undertone to your skin, there’s a good chance your skin is naturally sensitive, and you will experience significant redness after your treatment. 

In addition, the severity of your redness will also be dependent on the intensity of your treatment. 

For some, if you’re just starting to notice fine lines and wrinkles, a less intense laser is all that is needed to help rejuvenate your skin. For others, if you’re struggling with a lot of skin concerns, like wrinkles and hyperpigmentation, you might require a more intense treatment, which will result in redness that could last weeks. 

It’s also important to note that these more intense treatments can result in some swelling and itching. But again, it all depends on your skin’s natural sensitivity, and the intensity of the treatment that you go with, which is, of course, up to you.  

Is laser resurfacing worth it?

While redness, itching, and swelling for multiple weeks might have you running for the hills, we want to point out that once that redness clears, you’re left with a glowing complexion that’s quite possibly even more radiant than what you experienced in your 20s. 

Yes really.

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Book your consultation with Luminous Skin and Laser Tampa, so we can chat and see if laser resurfacing is right for you. Trust us, it could be the best gift you ever give to yourself.