Laser resurfacing is a relatively new treatment for reducing facial wrinkles and skin irregularities, such as blemishes, acne scars, or skin discolorations.
The technique directs short, concentrated pulsating beams of light at irregular skin. Laser skin resurfacingremoves skin very precisely, layer by layer. This popular procedure is known by several other names, including lasabrasion, laser peel or laser vaporization.
ARE YOU A CANDIDATE FOR LASER RESURFACING?
If you have fine lines or wrinkles around the eyes, mouth or on the forehead, scars from acne, or non-responsive skin after a facelift, then you may be a good candidate for laser skin resurfacing.
If you have active acne or if you have very dark skin, you may not be a candidate. This technique is also not recommended for stretch marks.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECTED DURING LASER RESURFACING?
Laser resurfacing is performed on an outpatient basis, using local anesthesia (pain relief at the site of the procedure) in combination with orally- or intravenously-administered sedative medications.
Wrinkles around the eyes, mouth or forehead may be treated individually, or a full-face lasabrasion may be performed.
A partial-face lasabrasion takes 30-45 minutes and the full-face treatment takes 1-1/2 to 2 hours.
For more information on this and other procedures, contact our office at 201-261-7550