Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser resurfacing is a procedure that improves facial skin quality by ablating (removing) the top layers of damaged skin of the face and stimulating repair of the underlying collagen layer. This improves wrinkles, evens out skin tone, reduces pore size, and destroys pre-cancerous lesions. Carbon dioxide (CO2) laser resurfacing offered at The Plastic Surgery Center is the gold standard for other resurfacing procedures such as fractional lasering, Thermage, and radiofrequency which are much less effective. CO2 lasering requires general anesthesia and several days of recovery time, but the results are quite dramatic. While improving skin quality, no laser can lift and reposition facial structures and skin that have fallen or sagged significantly with aging, so be wary of doctors that claim their laser can give you a facelift.
- Removes damaged, undesired skin tissue one layer at a time.
- Lessens fine lines and wrinkles on the face, including frown lines, crow’s feet areas. It can also help reduce “smoker’s lines” around the mouth.
- Can help to remove brown spots and even out and improve skin tone and texture.
- Can improve and flatten scars.