Laser Skin Resurfacing

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It’s natural for our skin’s appearance to change over time due to any number of factors: sun, age, change in routine. Scars, wrinkles, and blotching are skin conditions that millions of people face. If you’ve been dealing with skin issues like this and are interested in professional treatment to restore your confidence, laser skin resurfacing is a procedure that can revitalize your skin.

What Is Laser Skin Resurfacing?

This skin utilizes state-of-the-art technology to remove layers of skin precisely. This procedure is also often called laser peel or laser vaporization. After the skin is carefully and expertly removed, new cells have the opportunity to come forward, giving patients a younger, more even, smoother, and tighter appearance. This procedure can address a number of issues to lower self-consciousness and produce results that last. At our practice, our team is trained to expertly use lasers to achieve this effect.

Who Is a Candidate for Laser Skin Resurfacing?

People who will benefit most from laser skin resurfacing are those who have certain conditions that have not responded to previous treatment, including: wrinkles on the face, acne scarring, the presence of warts, age spotting, skin that has been damaged by sun exposure, and visible oil glands, particularly on the nose. Because of the intense nature of this procedure, it’s important that you’re in good health, so we’ll go through your medical history with you during your consultation. This technique might not be a good fit for people who are pregnant, people with compromised immune systems, people with skin that is sagging in nature, and people who are currently struggling with acne. Ideal candidates should be ready to open up to us about their goals and expectations so we can work with you to get the best results possible, whether it’s through this procedure or a different one.

What to Expect During a Laser Skin Resurfacing Procedure

There are several types of laser skin resurfacing that utilize different techniques. Before the procedure starts, you’ll need to avoid taking medications that can prevent blood clotting. You might also be prescribed an antibiotic. We’ll go over instructions about how to prepare for this procedure with you during your consultation.

The time it takes to complete this procedure is dependent on how much of the face is being treated. It typically doesn’t take longer than two hours. The technique used varies greatly based on patient anatomy and desires, so a member of our team will go over the specifics with you during your consultation. You can expect to receive either local or general anesthetic. A precise laser will be used to remove skin by layers, allowing new cells to generate.

Laser Skin Resurfacing Aftercare

After the procedure, you’ll be allowed to return home, but you’ll need to wear bandages. A member of our team will tell you how to care for wounds and deal with any discomfort. Ice packs are a great way to minimize swelling and discomfort. It’s common for the treated skin to begin to peel after several days. It’s important that you wear sunscreen during the healing process to avoid damage, and you should also try to limit sun exposure. Make sure to use an approved moisturizer to keep the area hydrated.

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Laser skin resurfacing is a procedure that requires precision and care. Luckily, at Modern Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, we pride ourselves on both of those qualities. Our team members are experts, but they’re also empathetic. We’re here to answer any questions you might have and get you started on your journey to achieving your dream look. To learn more, schedule a consultation.

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