Laser skin resurfacing is a cosmetic procedure used to remove minor flaws and improve the appearance of the skin. It is an outpatient procedure that is performed in the comfort of our office. The results can last for years, depending on the situation. Laser skin resurfacing via the fractionated CO2 laser offers so many advantages.
This treatment can be used to lessen or remove such blemishes as:
• Sun spots
• Discolored skin
As mentioned earlier, the results of laser skin resurfacing can last for years. This reduces the number of times someone needs to return to our office to undergo the procedure.
Recovery time is relatively quick, and the patient will be able to pursue most all of their usual activities. The patient will look and feel like somebody with a sunburn during the recovery period. Unlike some other procedures, laser skin resurfacing typically does not cause bleeding or bruising.
Laser skin resurfacing stimulates collagen production. The new collagen both fills in wrinkles and scars and helps the procedure’s results to last.
Works for Almost Anyone
Laser skin resurfacing can be used on most all skin types and colors. Laser emitters contain melanin readers that detect the amount of pigment in the patient’s skin. That means the laser can be calibrated to the appropriate strength.
The discomfort during the procedure is manageable, if not nonexistent, as the treatment area is numbed prior to performing the procedure.
The patient won’t need a lot of treatments in order to achieve the desired results. Laser skin resurfacing typically requires only one session, but this will depend on the situation. Patients will start to see the results of their treatment in the weeks and months following the treatment.
Who is a Good Candidate for Laser Skin Resurfacing?
The ideal patient for a laser skin resurfacing procedure is a healthy adult with realistic expectations. Laser skin resurfacing won’t help people with a lot of sagging skin or very deep wrinkles.
You can learn more about this treatment, including whether or not you are a candidate, by scheduling an appointment at Georgia Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, with offices in Marietta and Atlanta. Contact us today to book a consultation with our specialist!