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Is Laser Skin Treatment Permanent and How Long Does it Last?


The cosmetic term of laser skin treatment is Laser resurfacing. It is not a permanent result. People get the immediate effect after laser cosmetic treatment. The aftereffect stays up to five to six years, depending on the aftercare. Our skin used to change because of aging and stress. Fine lines and wrinkles appear gradually. At that point in time, a dermatologist recommends Laser resurfacing or laser skin rejuvenating treatment.

What is Laser skin rejuvenating treatment?

Laser skin treatment is a kind of cosmetic procedure performed to offer a youthful and flawless appearance of skin. This treatment is also known as laser vaporization, lasabrasion, and laser peels. The overall treatment can solve aging-related issues, including blemishes, liver spots, fine lines, and wrinkles.

Laser skin treatment eliminates the upper layers of the skin and boosts collagen production that makes your skin tighter, firmer, and healthier. It is also able to recover your skin from extensive sun damage and solve uneven skin complexion. The experienced plastic surgeon uses advanced laser treatment to make improvements to your skin. And the result you will get is highly aesthetic. It is performed with great precision.

There are two different types of laser skin rejuvenating treatment available.

Ablative Laser: 

It is a wound type of Laser, where the cosmetic surgeon removes the epidermis or outer layer of your skin and heats the dermis or the underlying skin. This process stimulates new collagen production. As the upper layer of our skin or epidermis regrows and heals, the treated areas to be flawless, smoother, and tighter. The most popular ablative treatments include the carbon dioxide (Co2) laser and the Erbium laser. Sometimes doctors use both of them to eliminate your skin problems.

Non-ablative Laser: 

This a non-wounding laser skin rejuvenating treatment that stimulates collagen production and prevents the signs of aging. The no wounding laser treatment is performed with intense pulsed light devices. 

The no ablative laser treatment is less invasive and demands less recovery time than the ablative Laser. But the outcome is less effective and does not last long. 

Why is laser surgery done?

Laser resurfacing treatment is suitable for those who are suffering from the following skin problems:

  • Wrinkles under and around the eyes, fine lines on foreheads and around the mouth
  • Age spot
  • Acne scars
  • Severe sun damage
  • Scars from diseases like chickenpox
  • Blemishes and liver spots
  • Dull yellowish or greyish skin problems
  • Birthmarks and moles
  • Uneven skin tones
  • Sagging skin
  • Crow feet’s
  • Enlarged oil glands.
  • Non-responsive skin after the facelift.

How long the treatment lasts?

The outcome of the laser skin rejuvenation treatment can be aesthetic. It can significantly vaporize all wrinkles around your face and eyes, makes your skin firm and tight. It is super-effective to remove the dull, old layer of skin and promote new collagen production. This process improves elasticity, improves quality, the texture of the skin.

The process is non-invasive, but the pain you get depending on the type of strength of the Laser used on your skin. You need a minimum of two weeks to recover. On average, you can expect laser skin treatment consequence lasts about 3 to 5 years from having the treatment done.

But you can extend the aftereffect by maintaining few simple things.

Use of sun protectant

The first essential step to protect your treated area is to protect it from sun exposure. UV rays speed up the aging process. After your treatment, use broad-spectrum high SPF sunscreen, even on cloudy days. We would suggest avoiding the outdoor at noon. If you have to go outdoors, don’t forget to wear UV-proof apparel, hats, and umbrella. If you avoid sun exposure correctly, the result of the Laser will last up to two years.


Hydration of your skin is essential to prevent aging, even if you are not under treatment. So, drinking plenty of water keeps your body and skin hydrated. Hydration has the potential to flush out toxins from your body, and you get the reflection of purification on your skin. 

So, if you want to long-lost the effects of Laser resurfacing treatment, make sure to drink eight glasses of water in a day. It improves blood circulation and makes your treated area free from all signs of aging.

Antioxidant Supplement

Add antioxidant-rich antioxidant food into your diet and take vitamin and mineral supplements to extend the consequences of Laser resurfacing. Anti-aging supplements reduce oxidative stress, free radical formation and keep your treated area for a more extended period.

Exercise & healthy diet

A dermatologist often suggests doing some yoga and exercise after laser skin treatment because regular exercise stimulates the production of human growth hormone, which advocates more collagen production. It makes your Laser resurfacing treatment long-lasting. Your food can improve the texture of your skin. Add vitamin A vitamin into your diet. 

Broccoli, orange, carrots, almonds, apple, green leafy vegetables are the superfood for your skin.



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