What is Laser Facial?

Updated at: Oct 16, 2013
What is Laser Facial?

A laser facial is a type of facial that is advanced and gives quicker results as compared with other topical facials that use creams and scrubs to clear the face off chemicals.

Bhadra Kamalasanan
Fashion & BeautyWritten by: Bhadra KamalasananPublished at: Jun 25, 2012

A laser facial is a type of facial that is advanced and gives quicker results as compared with other topical facials that use creams and scrubs to clear the face off chemicals.

Laser FacialTo do a laser facial, a dermatologist may use several tools to give the skin a smoother and even appearance. To make sure that you have a safe laser facial with minimal complications, make sure that you choose a surgeon or physician, who has experience and training in performing laser facials. Try to get a doctor’s referral from someone that you trust.

Why Laser Facial?

Typically, a laser facial is used to:

  • tighten skin,
  • remove superficial wrinkles,
  • even out pigmentation,
  • improve the appearance of scars, such as shallow acne scars and
  • treat early skin cancers.

There are primarily two types of laser facial, namely ablative and non-ablative. While the former destroys the epidermis to reveal deeper skin areas, the latter heats the skin up to stimulate growth of new skin.


Procedure of Laser Facial

Although, a laser facial comes under the category of surgery, it is performed with the help of a tool that shines intense beam of light on different parts of the skin to change their appearance without the dangers of incision. While the procedure is on, the dermatologist uses special goggles and other coverings to protect the eyes.

In the facial, the epidermis or the outermost layer of the skin is removed, which reveals smoother and tighter skin inside. The laser heats up the surface of the skin and stimulates the collagen. Although, a laser facial heats the skin and stimulates collagen growth, it does not remove the outer layer of the skin entirely. A person going through laser facial may have to go through several other treatments to get a smoother and firmer skin.


Follow-Up Post Laser Facial

Depending on the kind of laser treatment used, you may experience redness, raw skin or swelling. To make sure your skin is healthy post laser facial, you will have to follow-up with your doctor for several months depending on whether you experience side-effects and if you do, what kind. Following-up with a doctor helps keep the results long lasting.

Risks of Laser Facial

Although, a laser facial is generally safe, it does have some risks. Some of the rare, but likely complications of laser facial include scars, unwanted textural changes, burns, pigment changes, such as infection and whitening of some areas on the skin.





Read more articles on Beauty Treatments & Body Surgeries.



All possible measures have been taken to ensure accuracy, reliability, timeliness and authenticity of the information; however Onlymyhealth.com does not take any liability for the same. Using any information provided by the website is solely at the viewers’ discretion. In case of any medical exigencies/ persistent health issues, we advise you to seek a qualified medical practitioner before putting to use any advice/tips given by our team or any third party in form of answers/comments on the above mentioned website.

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK