What is Involved in Laser Resurfacing?
Laser resurfacing is an advanced skin care technique that uses laser energy to exfoliate the outermost layers of skin. In addition to removing damaged, discolored, or otherwise imperfect skin cells, laser resurfacing stimulates collagen production in the body that will contribute to improvements in skin laxity for months to come. Laser resurfacing can be used for the following concerns:
- Scars and acne scars
- Wrinkles and lines
- Enlarged pores
- Stretch marks
- Sun damage
- And more
We are proud to offer laser resurfacing with a number of different laser systems. By specializing in numerous systems, we can provide a laser resurfacing treatment for any skin type or cosmetic concern. Our laser systems include:
- CO2 Laser
- Fractora Laser
- Sciton® Laser
How Does Laser Resurfacing Work?
Before the laser resurfacing treatment, the skin will be cleansed to maximize the effects of treatment. During treatment, a handheld device will deliver laser energy to the targeted treatment area. This may cause a warm sensation in the skin, and if it is uncomfortable, we can provide a topical cooling solution. The duration of your treatment will depend on the laser system used and the cosmetic concerns being treated.
What Can I Expect During Recovery Following Laser Resurfacing?
After laser resurfacing, you can expect your skin to be sensitive, reddened, and possibly swollen. These effects will subdue in the days following treatment. However, you may need to adjust your skin care routine and other activities in order to protect the skin while it heals. Most normal activities can be resumed immediately after treatment.
What Results Can I Expect from My Laser Resurfacing Treatment?
The results from laser resurfacing will become increasingly visible as the skin heals. These results may continue to improve due to an increase in collagen in the skin. However, many patients will require multiple laser resurfacing treatments to achieve their desired results. This is especially true for patients who are looking to correct moderate to severe cosmetic concerns. During your consultation, Dr. Contogiannis will create a treatment plan and let you know how many treatments to expect.
Contact us today to schedule your consultation for laser resurfacing or to learn more about the treatment. Renaissance Center for Plastic Surgery & Wellness welcomes patients from High Point, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, and the surrounding areas of North Carolina.