Sun exposure and the normal aging process can effect your skin. It is estimated that we lose 1-2% of collagen every year starting at age 25. Also, visible signs of aging including wrinkles, scars, and laxity become more prominent as we age. Laser skin resurfacing has become one of the premier methods in combating this, and with Dr. Kesty’s expertise, you can look forward to luxuriously younger-looking skin.
What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing is the process of using concentrated and directed beams of laser light to rejuvenate the skin. In the hands of a highly trained professional, you can target specific features of your face with precision, removing the damaged layers and allowing the skin to heal in a controlled manner. During this healing process, the new skin is tighter and smoother, giving you a younger appearance. New collagen growth is also stimulated during the healing process, reversing the aging process and revealing a younger look.
Is Laser Skin Resurfacing Right for You?
Laser resurfacing is a highly effective treatment for:
- Fine Lines and Wrinkles
- Acne Scars
- Diffuse Redness
- Pigmented Lesions
- Skin Revitalization
What can I expect during the procedure?
A topical numbing cream will be applied for 20-60 minutes prior to the procedure. Injections of numbing medications may also be used. During the procedure, you may experience some discomfort while the laser energy is being applied. You may also experience the sensation of heat during the procedure. We use fans, ice packs, and various devices for cooling to minimize any temporary discomfort. There may be swelling, redness, bruises, and/or scabs in the treated area after the procedure.
What Should I Expect After a Laser Resurfacing Procedure?
For 24-48 hours after the procedure, your skin may appear red and have some swelling. It is safe to wear makeup and sunscreen 24 hours after the procedure. The majority of patients feel comfortable returning to work and their normal daily activities the next day. Following the post-procedure instructions given to you by our office will ensure the best results after your laser procedure. Diligent sunscreen use and sun avoidance for two weeks before and two weeks after your laser treatment is essential.