Laser skin resurfacing, also known as a laser peel, is the removal of the top layers of the skin with a laser light energy. The procedure makes the skin smoother, tighter, and more even in tone, texture, and color.
The best candidates for skin resurfacing are light-skinned non-smokers who are in overall good health who are looking to correct skin imperfections like wrinkles, loose skin, scars and dark spots. Even pre-cancerous lesions on the skin can be effectively removed with laser resurfacing.
Those who are not candidates for this procedure include people who take or have taken certain medications (including but not limited to Accutane and some steroids) within the previous 18 months and people who tend to have unusual scarring, such as keloids.
Skin resurfacing is usually performed on an outpatient basis. You will be required to keep the skin moist and to stay out of the sun completely during the healing period, which is approximately 7-10 days, except in the case of a very light peel, and you may be expected to wear some type of sterile dressing over the treated area
For more information on this an other non-surgical procedures offered at our center, contact our office manager, Ann Carbone at 201-261-7550.