Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Healthy skin is critical to achieving a natural, youthful look. Laser surgery can be performed as a standalone procedure, or in conjunction with eyelid or facial surgery, to rejuvenate and refresh the skin.

 

What is laser resurfacing?

Laser resurfacing uses focused light to remove the surface layers of the skin, which contain the wrinkles, folds, and scars which blemish the skin. This allows new, healthy skin to be regenerated without any of the unsightly marks of age or sun damage.

 

Different types of lasers can address different types of blemishes, and have different recovery times. We will examine your skin and together, you will come up with a plan for optimal skin rejuvenation.

 

Will I be asleep for the surgery?

 

We are typically able to perform laser surgery under light sedation or local anesthesia. This avoids the risks of general anesthesia and being put to sleep completely, while still preventing you from feeling any pain.

 

What is recovery like? 

Surgery takes between 30 – 60 minutes, and patients can go home afterwards. Usually, patients have redness and mild swelling in the treated areas for 2 weeks. Patients must keep the treated areas lubricated with topical ointments and moisturizers until the skin is completely rejuvenated. Pain is minimal and controlled with oral medication. Most patients are ready for social events in 3-4 weeks, and “wedding-ready” by 2 months.