Laser Resurfacing Can Give You Glowing, Healthy Skin
If you are troubled by small skin blemishes, but you are not ready for surgery, Arizona Ocular and Facial Plastic Surgery offers laser resurfacing. This treatment can effectively reduce the appearance of fine lines and imperfections, either as a standalone procedure or as part of facelift or blepharoplasty. During this treatment, your surgeon will remove the top layer of damaged skin. This will allow healthier skin to develop in its place, reducing the appearance of blemishes. Contact our offices to learn if laser resurfacing at our Scottsdale practice is right for you.
About Laser Resurfacing
During laser resurfacing, Dr. Heringer or Dr. McLeish will direct a CO2 fractional laser at the treatment area. The laser will dissolve the bonds between the damaged skin cells. As the bonds break, your body will shed the thin top layer of skin. At the same time, the laser will stimulate collagen production. Collagen is a naturally occurring protein that helps your skin retain moisture and elasticity. As the laser boosts production of this protein, it speeds the healing process and enhances the new layer of skin.
Our state-of-the-art CO2 lasers are very precise. Because they emit scattered beams of light, they minimize impact to the surrounding tissues. As a result, CO2 lasers can target deep creases and wrinkles more effectively than many other laser tools.
Is Laser Resurfacing Right for You?
You may be a good candidate for laser skin resurfacing if you have:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Uneven skin pigmentation
- Age spots
- Sun damage
- Acne scars
The best candidates for this treatment typically have non-oily skin with some elasticity. Those with light-colored skin typically enjoy optimal results.
We understand our patients may be unsure weighing the benefits of laser resurfacing vs. microdermabrasion, for example. Dr. Heringer or Dr. McLeish can discuss your unique concerns in order to determine your candidacy at a personal consultation. Our doctors often use laser skin resurfacing on the lower eyelids to tighten and refine the area. They can also perform the treatment over the entire face. Like many patients, you may choose to combine laser skin resurfacing with a facelift for more dramatic results.
What You Can Expect after Treatment
Following laser resurfacing, you will experience some redness and sensitivity. Many patients say that the discomfort is comparable a moderate sunburn. Dr. Heringer or Dr. McLeish may prescribe medications and ointments to speed the recovery process. About a week after your treatment, your skin will start to peel. Once the initial recovery is over, you can usually conceal any redness with makeup. During this time, it is important to limit your sun exposure as much as possible. When you do go outside, wear plenty of sunscreen and a hat.
When healing is complete, you can enjoy many benefits:
- A more even skin tone
- Reduced fine lines and wrinkles
- Overall more youthful, glowing skin
- A boost of self-confidence
Schedule a Consultation
Contact Arizona Ocular and Facial Plastic Surgery today to learn more about the many benefits of laser resurfacing, and whether this treatment is right for you.
It's hard to find a great ocular plastic surgeon; Dr Heringer is one of them.Wanda C.