C02 LASER RESURFACING
The treatment for flawless and radiant skin.
If you have problem skin or you want your skin to look flawless and radiant, this is the skin rejuvenation treatment for you. With skin resurfacing, your skin will not only look better, it will also boost your confidence and eliminate the need for you to use chemicals and moisturizers that may harm your skin.
Laser Resurfacing also is known as Laser Peel uses a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser to treat fine lines, wrinkles, scars, areas of uneven pigmentation, and other damaged skin. A laser beam is used to strip away layers of damaged skin. As the healing process occurs, new cells form, and the result is fresher, tighter, looking skin. Your surgeon may recommend a skincare regimen before and after the laser procedure in order to enhance the results.
Good Candidates for Laser Skin Resurfacing
Good candidates for laser resurfacing are men and women with fair and healthy skin. Patients who have been prescribed Accutane must be off the medication for a certain period of time before they undergo the procedure.
Advantages of Laser Resurfacing
The laser can be controlled to target specific areas and degree of penetration.
Minimal bleeding is expected.
Postoperative recovery is frequently easier than other facial surgeries.
Your Laser Skin Resurfacing Consultation
During your initial consultation, you will meet the plastic surgeon and staff. Your physical and emotional health will be evaluated. By examining your skin quality, pigmentation, and degree of damaged skin, your surgeon will determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. You will be advised of the risks and limitations associated with the surgery. An office staff member will provide you with the details and discuss the laser skin resurfacing cost.
What to Expect from Laser Skin Resurfacing Surgery
You will require anesthesia.
You will be discharged on an outpatient basis.
Bandages and protective creams may be applied after surgery.
Laser Skin Resurfacing Side Effects
After having a CO2 laser skin resurfacing procedure, your skin will be red and swollen. The surface of your skin may also be itchy. As bandages will be needed to cover the treated areas, you may develop laser skin resurfacing acne. The procedure may also cause your skin to become lighter or darker than normal.
Frequently asked questions
How long does laser treatment for wrinkles last?
If done correctly, laser treatment for wrinkles can last for up to 2 years.
What are the risks of laser skin resurfacing?
The risks of laser skin resurfacing include severe acne or cold sores that can lead to infection of the skin.
How much does laser skin resurfacing cost?
The varying fees of the surgeons performing the procedure,
The fee particular to the type of anesthesia used, and
The fees for care and recovery after the completion of the procedure.
What is the expected recovery time for skin resurfacing?
Recovery from skin laser procedures can take up to two weeks. The redness and swelling, however, can take up to several months to completely subside.
What are laser resurfacing side effects?
The side effects from laser resurfacing include:
Redness around the treated areas,
Swelling of the skin,
Itching and irritation around skin that has been treated, and
Scarring and acne may develop in severe cases.
Are Multiple Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatments Necessary?
For light wrinkles, two treatments may be needed, and
For deeper wrinkles and skin colorations, more treatments may be needed to achieve optimum results.