Dull, damaged skin is the product of aging, sun damage or lack of proper skin care. Regardless of the cause, there are dermatological procedures that are able to correct this problem and give you the glowing, healthy complexion you’ve been missing for so long.
Laser resurfacing is one of the most minimally invasive skin treatments in terms of quick, long-lasting results, and it’s becoming a go-to for many dermatologists.
What is Laser Resurfacing?
Laser resurfacing is excellent at treating minor flaws on the face because it removes layers of skin. There are two types of resurfacing lasers that can be used by dermatologists: carbon dioxide and erbium. Carbon dioxide lasers treat wrinkles, warts and scars.
Erbium lasers remove superficial and moderately deep wrinkles on the chest, hands, face and neck.
Laser resurfacing is recommended for patients with acne scarring, age spots, scars, sagging skin, wrinkles and sun damage.
Who Makes a Good Candidate for Laser Resurfacing?
If you have wrinkles or lines around your mouth, eyes or on your forehead, our dermatologist may recommend laser resurfacing. It’s also a good fit if you have shallow acne scars or skin that didn’t take well to a surgical facelift.
How Does the Procedure Work?
Each type of laser works differently. The CO2 laser uses pulsed light energy or continuous beams to remove layers of skin with as little heat as possible.
Erbium lasers reduce how much heat there is in the tissues, and there are fewer side effects associated with this type of laser.
During the Procedure
Treatment time may vary depending on each individual case. After the treatment, your treated areas may be bandaged. For the next 24 hours, you may need to clean the areas a few times a day. Ointment should be applied consistently.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
Laser resurfacing is excellent at reducing minor facial flaws without uncomfortable injections, medications or invasive procedures. Talk to a professional at the Advanced Center for Plastic Surgery in Timonium to see if this procedure will be beneficial for your skin.
Together we will find out the perfect option for you and your specific situation. Contact us today to schedule your appointment. We will be able to explain how we can tailor a treatment.