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Coblation Skin Resurfacing

Coblation skin resurfacing is the only non-laser skin resurfacing method currently FDA approved for wrinkle removal. Using coblation skin resurfacing, doctors can treat individuals for pigmentation problems, coarse skin texture, and fine lines.

During a coblation skin resurfacing procedure, radiofrequency energy is in constant contact with the skin, stripping top layers of the skin. Coblation skin resurfacing does not involve the high temperatures that laser processes rely upon"�?a typical coblation skin resurfacing works at about 70 degrees Fahrenheit, while lasers can exceed 300 degrees. Lower temperatures mean coblation skin resurfacing recovery can take significantly less time than laser treatments. Rather than three to six weeks, coblation skin resurfacing patients take only one week to ten days for the crusting and recovery to pass. Coblation skin resurfacing does have its disadvantages, as well: because of the lower heat used in coblation skin resurfacing, collagen remodeling is not immediate, and final results may take up to three months after coblation skin resurfacing treatment. However, another major advantage of this method, according to many coblation skin resurfacing patients, is that you may go out without people knowing you had any treatment. Coblation skin resurfacing does not cause the severe redness that laser patients must camouflage for months after treatment.

Coblation skin resurfacing information is available from a variety of sources, but individuals who are interested in coblation skin resurfacing may wish to contact a plastic surgeon to determine if this procedure is right for them.