If your skin texture is affected by acne scars, or by fine lines and wrinkles, you may be interested in skin resurfacing. Skin resurfacing can also help with age spots and skin tightening, if you’ve got some skin laxity.
Several treatment options are available when it comes to facial resurfacing. Want to find your best choice? We’re here to help by exploring the differences between a laser and Opus Plasma skin resurfacing treatment.
What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
This aesthetic treatment carefully removes layers of your skin with laser precision. Once your top skin layers come off, new skin cells form, leaving you with tighter, smooth skin.
This outpatient procedure is best for targeting fine lines and wrinkles, as well as blotches and acne scars. Depending on the extent of your treatment, you may need general anesthetic. But you can often do laser resurfacing with local numbing.
After laser skin resurfacing, your face will be bandaged. You’ll need to clean and apply ointment to your treated areas, several times a day, to prevent scabs from forming.
Your skin will typically heal within three weeks of your procedure. But you may notice a slight red color, which you can cover with makeup, for up to three months following laser resurfacing.
While skin resurfacing will give you younger-looking skin, it does carry some risks. These include burns, scars, areas of darkened or lightened skin, cold sore outbreaks, and bacterial infections.
What is Opus Plasma Treatment?
Opus Plasma skin resurfacing is a plasma fibroblast treatment. This skin resurfacing treatment combines plasma technology with high-frequency voltage equipment. The resulting energy lets doctors carefully control your treatment depth. This means you can choose to receive mild or aggressive results.
Opus Plasma treatments can also go deeper than other types of skin resurfacing methods. At the same time, your downtime decreases with Opus Plasma—your skin should be ready for makeup within five days of your procedure.
You’re less likely to experience changes in skin color with Opus Plasma, too. Your skin will heal faster than with a laser skin resurfacing procedure. And you can expect results to last as long as three full years.
We use tiny needles for this treatment, so you can target small skin areas. These include wrinkles around your eyes, drooping eyelids, or other spots, like your neck, that have skin laxity. Opus Plasma treatments can even target stretch marks and acne scars.
Which Skin Resurfacing Treatment Should I Choose?
While Opus Plasma resurfacing is more efficient, not everyone is a good candidate. Pregnant women should never have fibroblast treatments. You should also avoid Opus Plasma if you have HIV, lupus, or epilepsy. If you are prone to keloid scarring, are anemic, or are experiencing eczema or psoriasis, you should not try this aesthetic treatment.
Barring these conditions, we would love to help you explore your skin resurfacing options. We invite you to come in for a free consultation so we can discuss your ideal treatment option.