Discover the facial features of your youth and increase your self-confidence.
Make your crows feet fly away and laugh lines cry. By using laser
light, years of aging and lines can be painted away, damaged skin and
wrinkles can be sculpted smooth. Have you ever imagined the future
involved looking younger?
How does the laser work?
By using super-fast pulses of laser energy, we can selectively and accurately
resurface the skin, removing wrinkles and other imperfections such as
birthmarks, acne scars, age spots and sun damage. The result of
this laser treatment is skin that appears dramatically smoother, fresher,
The laser also stimulates collagen and elastin contraction along with
new collagen formation - which only adds to the more youthful looking
you that will emerge after treatment. Although most patients are
women, an increasing number of men are also choosing laser resurfacing.
Laser treatment is applicable to anyone who wishes to gain a little in
the race of life.
What are the types of lasers available?
Presently, there are two types of lasers. The Erbium laser will remove
superficial wrinkles and improve moderate and severe wrinkles with a healing
time of several days.
For the more established wrinkles, a carbon dioxide super-pulsed laser
is used. This process requires one week healing time and leaves
a residual redness that disappears after several weeks. Often, we
combine both lasers as the clinical situation permits so that redness
lasts only a couple of weeks and wrinkles are treated most effectively.
What are my alternatives to laser treatment?
For years, chemical peels and dermabrasion have been the mainstays of
therapy for wrinkles and sun-damaged skin. But the results are hard to
predict. The newer alpha-hydroxy acids and retinoids are just too
mild to improve wrinkled or sun-damaged skin to any degree.
How effective is laser wrinkle removal?
In a recent study, we found that wrinkles can be divided into three groups.
Mild superficial wrinkles can disappear completely. Moderate wrinkles
tend to become superficial wrinkles. Deep wrinkles diminish into
We can improve wrinkles around the eyes, crepe paper type changes seen
on the cheeks, saggy upper and lower eyelids, and sun damage.
What are the side effects?
Postoperatively, there is weeping and swelling which usually improves
within a few days. After this, your skin may appear pink for a few
weeks, however, special cover-up make-up may be applied after one week,
allowing you to return to work fresh and rejuvenated.
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questions about Laser Resurfacing.
It has been one month now and my skin seems flawless
with no wrinkles. I feel great! This is one of the
best things Ive done for myself.