Im 32, female, and Id like to even out my skin tone with laser skin resurfacing. Ive been doing a lot of reading online, and it seems like its going to hurt a whole lot. How can a laser hurt this much?
Laser skin resurfacing is a somewhat painful procedure because of how the laser interacts with your skin. The laser energy for skin resurfacing is designed to damage the skin surface with heat in order to stimulate new skin growth and new collagen formation. The heat that is generated is enough to burn the skin and therefore, this can be a painful process.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld