How can I tell if I’m a good candidate for laser skin resurfacing? Nissy

Hi Nissy, laser skin resurfacing is not recommended for those with certain skin types, skin tones, and medical conditions. This procedure may, in fact, worsen such a patient’s facial appearance. It is recommended for those with lines, wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, or superficial facial scars such as acne scarring that does not respond to gentler treatments. The ideal candidate has elastic, non-oily skin that is not prone to scarring after minor injury.  It is ideal that such potential candidates are free of any medical considerations, including prescription medication and existing health conditions that might cause unnecessary risk during the procedure or recovery period.  Above all, the ideal candidate is someone with realistic expectations for the results of the laser skin resurfacing procedure.  Those with lighter skin tones are better candidates for this particular procedure than persons with darker skin tones because there is less risk of unexpected side effects such as permanent skin discoloration.