Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Hurt?

Are you interested in laser skin resurfacing – but not so interested in any potential pain or discomfort associated with the procedure?

We understand. After all, you want to unlock your best complexion ever; not sit for hours in a treatment chair feeling miserable. That’s why we’re about to provide you with the honest truth about what you can expect from laser skin resurfacing treatments, including if it hurts.

Laser Resurfacing

Laser Skin Resurfacing: Does It Hurt?

The answer isn’t a straightforward yes or no, as different patients have various tolerances for pain and discomfort than others. However, you can expect to feel slight discomfort during your laser skin resurfacing procedure; a rare number of patients may find the treatment painful.

Here’s why: Most laser skin resurfacing treatments work by creating micro-channels within the dermis or by exfoliating the top layer of the skin. Each method is excellent for producing beautiful and youthful skin, but it does involve a slight amount of discomfort. For this reason, we often use a numbing cream or ice to make patients far more comfortable during their laser skin resurfacing procedure.

Speaking of which…

What Should I Expect From My Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment?

Most laser skin resurfacing treatments take about 30 to 45 minutes to perform, depending on the area that’s being targeted. The laser skin resurfacing treatment begins with a warming sensation, which is a sign that the technology is targeting skin discolorations and other complexion woes. Over time, this warming sensation can be a little uncomfortable, but the folks at The Pennsylvania Centre for Plastic Surgery can take concrete steps to ensure you’re as comfortable as possible.

Wonderful. Thank you, Dr. Brenman, for your professional staff and your soft mannerism. You are really taking good care of my face!

— C.G.

Take the Next Step

To learn more about what you can expect from laser skin resurfacing – including if it hurts – schedule a consultation with Dr. Scott A. Brenman, M.D. at The Pennsylvania Centre for Plastic Surgery in Plymouth Meeting, PA. (267) 687-2180

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