The popularity of laser skin resurfacing is on the rise, and doctors say that winter is a great time to undergo these procedures.
"It's very important to avoid the sun as much as possible and it's a lot easier to do that in the winter time than it is in the middle of the summer," a Texas-based plastic surgeon recently told KTSM-TV News.
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the number of laser skin resurfacing procedures performed by its members increased by nearly 10 percent between 2009 and 2010.
The procedure uses light to repair wrinkles, sun damage and scarring.
"Doing this type of fractional resurfacing improves skin texture, skin color, pore size, acne scarring, any kind of scarring issues that we may have," the physician told the news provider.
While a licensed, board-certified plastic surgeon can discuss what type of skin resurfacing is best for you, it's important to note that results often take as long as several months to completely appear. However, the procedure does provide long-lasting results.
ASAPS reports that the average cost for a laser skin resurfacing treatment in 2010 was $2,232.
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