Laser skin resurfacing is the latest advance in cosmetic treatment, providing patients with the opportunity to achieve healthy, younger looking skin. While dermabrasion and chemical peels are alternatives, the risk of scarring, pigmentation problems, discomfort, and long recovery periods is lower with laser skin resurfacing. This process gently removes skin imperfections and dramatically reduces lines and wrinkles while using the most advance technology available while providing safe and effective treatment to the skin.
Sun-damaged and aging skin can be removed, layer by layer, helping protect and stimulate regeneration of deeper, more healthy skin. Many facial conditions such as fine wrinkling around the eyelids, forehead, nose 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. Lasers have been used in medicine for a wide range of treatments since the early 1960s by many specialties, including dermatology and plastic surgery. In the hands of a trained healthcare professional, the use of a laser is safe and effective.
The laser generates a very high-energy beam of light to vaporize or “paint away” scars, lines, 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.
You will be asked to wear special goggles to protect your eyes from the intense beam of laser light. The doctor will direct a beam of laser light to the specific area of treatment. Because laser skin resurfacing is so gentle, comfort during the procedure is greatly improved. In most cases, anesthesia is not required.
You can expect slight redness, swelling, pain, tenderness, or bruising following your treatment. This is the same as you might expect with any type of injection. However, the discomfort is temporary and generally disappears after a few days.
Erbium Laser Resurfacing - Before & After
Photo courtesy of Dr. Michelle Parsons of Renove Med Spa of an actual patient.