Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing, commonly called a laser peel, removes the outer, often damaged layer of skin for a smoother, younger look.
Laser resurfacing can reduce the appearance of sun damage, wrinkles, fine lines, uneven pigmentation and superficial scarring, usually on the face. A carbon dioxide (CO 2) laser beam of intense, precisely-focused light vaporizes the surface skin and reveals the undamaged layer beneath. Procedure time varies depending on the size and severity of the area being treated and whether it is combined with other procedures such as a browlift or eyelid surgery for even more dramatic results.
This is one of the most exciting developments in plastic surgery in recent years. The carbon dioxide (CO2) laser can be used to safely and effectively eliminate fine wrinkles on the face. This procedure has replaced chemical peels and dermabrasion in many plastic surgeon’s offices. The primary advantage is the precision of the technique. It allows the surgeon to remove fine layers of skin one by one to achieve the desired wrinkle removal with minimal risk of complications. The procedure has the added benefit of causing some tightening of the skin. When the laser light is absorbed by the skin, it causes a shortening of collagen fibers (which are the main component of the dermis portion of the skin) which results in skin tightening.
The recovery time varies with the degree of wrinkling which must be addressed. On average, patients faces are slightly red for several weeks after the surgery. In some cases, this redness may last for several months. Patients can begin to wear makeup approximately 8-10 days after surgery, and often return to work in 10-14 days.
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