Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser Skin Resurfacing, unlike a Facelift, is a process designed to improve facial appearance by targeting the superficial layers of skin. Whereas a facelift removes deep lines and wrinkles, and sagging skin, Laser Skin Resurfacing can improve wrinkles, acne scars, and uneven pigmentation on the skin’s surface.
What Is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser Skin Resurfacing is a non-surgical treatment that utilizes laser technology to eliminate fine lines, wrinkles, and pigment problems. Unlike Microdermabrasion and Chemical Peels, which target the outermost layer of skin, Laser Skin Resurfacing targets deeper tissues of the skin to reveal a brighter, more youthful complexion, free of blemishes. Laser Skin Resurfacing can be used to correct many skin concerns, including:
- Sun Spots
- Age Spots / Brown Spots
- Acne Scars
- Fine lines / wrinkles
- Enlarged Pores
Is Laser Skin Resurfacing Right For Me?
Laser Skin Resurfacing works best for patients who are over 18 and in good health. Patients who are experiencing active acne breakouts should seek Acne Treatment prior to any Laser Skin Resurfacing procedure. Laser Skin Resurfacing is not recommended for extremely deep wrinkles or excessive skin sagging, in these cases, other procedures, such as a Facelift, may provide better results.
During your initial consultation, our experienced board-certified staff will assess your skin condition as well as your overall health history and determine the best course of treatment, as well as answer any questions and address any concerns.
Laser Skin Resurfacing Procedure
Laser skin resurfacing is considered an outpatient procedure. Depending on the type of Laser Treatment, a topical anesthetic may be administered to ensure comfort during the procedure. The laser works to remove the top layer of skin while simultaneously penetrating the deeper layers, stimulating the growth of new collagen, which in turn fills fine lines and wrinkles. In the days and weeks following the procedure, patients will notice a new layer of skin that is smoother and firmer.
The length of the Laser Skin Resurfacing procedure will vary based on the size of the area being treated as well as its condition.
Recovery and Results
Following Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment, one may experience swelling, redness and discomfort after the procedure. Recovery time will vary according to each person’s skin sensitivity as well as the extent of the procedure. The treated area will remain red for up to two weeks, and it is important to allow the skin to heal naturally and avoid picking at it.
It is also important to avoid extensive sun exposure for several weeks after the procedure, as the new skin is more sensitive. You will receive post-procedure instructions that will help ensure you a fast and comfortable recovery.
Be sure to ask questions: It’s very important to address any concerns you have with our experienced staff. All successful surgeries begin with open and honest communication between doctor and patient. Are you considering plastic surgery? Contact us to schedule a consultation and let us educate you about your options and the procedures available.