Laser Skin Resurfacing
Overview Of Laser Skin Resurfacing Procedure
This process gently removes skin imperfections and dramatically reduces lines and wrinkles while using the most advanced technology available - while providing safe and effective treatment of the skin. Now, sun-damaged and aging skin can be removed, layer-by-layer, helping protect and stimulate the regeneration of deeper, healthier skin.
dermabrasion and chemical peels, Laser Skin Resurfacing uses a very
high-energy beam of light to vaporize, or "paint away" scars, lines and
wrinkles, and other skin defects. The laser light penetrates to a very
precise, controlled depth, making the procedure safe and predictable
while reducing the risk of scarring or pigmentation problems.
Laser Skin Resurfacing FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
What conditions can be treated?
Many facial conditions such as fine wrinkling around the eyelids, forehead and mouth can be made smoother with this simple process. Deep laugh and frown lines can be minimized. Even the lingering effects of chicken pox or acne scars can be successfully treated with the UltraPulse® CO2 Laser.
What is the recovery time?
The Laser Skin Resurfacing process usually requires two to six weeks for full recovery. Makeup can usually be applied within seven to fourteen days, depending on your skin's response to the treatment. Complete healing usually takes place in three to six weeks. In some cases, redness may persist. As with all medical procedures there are risks associated with Laser Skin Resurfacing. These risks should be thoroughly discussed with your physician before proceeding with the treatment.
Will the procedure hurt?
Laser Skin Resurfacing is usually performed under Intravenous Conscious Sedation provided by a Certified Nurse Anesthetist and most patients do not even remember the procedure being performed. Post procedure discomfort is usually minor, requiring little or no medication, helping you return more quickly to your normal routine. Best of all, the procedure can be done right in your doctor's office.