Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser resurfacing at a glance:
Surgery time: 30-45 minutes
Anesthesia: Office procedure suite
Setting: Topical numbing cream, local anesthetic “blocks”
Recovery: 5 – 7 days
Aging skin develops fine lines and wrinkles, sun spots along with changes toward a more sallow complexion. While facelift and eyelid surgery can lift and reposition drooping facial skin the improvement of fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots can be best achieved through fractional laser facial skin resurfacing.
Fractional laser resurfacing can address:
- Fine lines or wrinkles
- Facial scars from acne or chickenpox
- Sun-damaged skin
- Skin tone and complexion problems
- Rough skin texture
- Enlarged pores and oil glands of the nose
- Poor skincare product penetration
Fractional ablative laser resurfacing is the current gold standard treatment to diminish fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin texture and to even out skin tone. Resurfacing procedures immediately tighten the face and stimulate new collagen growth creating younger-looking, smoother skin. Treatment is usually applied to the entire face and/ or neck to allow blending of the treatment along the hairline, jawline and the ears to hide any visible transition between treated and untreated areas. We will recommend a home skin care treatment program for before and after laser resurfacing to prepare your skin for the procedure, speed healing of the face and maintain your results. The procedure requires under one hour in our procedure suite and can be performed comfortably under topical anesthesia supplemented with local anesthetic “blocks.” If you have a driver, we will also provide gentle oral sedation and pain medication to manage any anxiety related to the procedure.