Laser resurfacing is one of the most comprehensive forms of skin care treatments available. This cosmetic procedure is designed to reduce facial wrinkles, irregularities and imperfections in a safe and effective manner. Skin blemishes and acne scars can also be visibly reduced. This popular procedure is also called laser peel, laser vaporization or lasabrasion.

Benefits of Laser Resurfacing

Laser resurfacing provides a myriad of benefits and it is suitable for a wide range of patients with a variety of cosmetic and health issues. Here are several advantages this procedure offers:

  • Diminishes the appearance of fine lines and facial wrinkles
  • Reduces acne scarring, age spots, birthmarks, and blotchy patches on the skin
  • Patients experience a boost in confidence and self-esteem
  • Improves the skin’s overall texture
  • Stimulates the production of new collagen in the lower dermis
  • Removes skin growths such as moles and warts
  • Treatment for skin cancer in its earliest stages
  • Efficient method of revising mild to moderate facial scarring

About The Procedure

Patients don’t have to stay overnight in the clinic after the laser resurfacing procedure. The surgeon will numb the areas to be treated with a local anesthetic. Sedation might also be required. If the whole face of the patients is treated, general anesthesia might be used. Treating certain facial areas takes less than an hour.

The surgeon will bandage the treated areas at the completion of the procedure. Ointment such as petroleum jelly needs to be applied in the first 24 hours to prevent scabs. Minor swelling might occur which is normal.

Laser Resurfacing | FAQ

Who is not a good candidate for laser skin resurfacing?

Patients with minor skin imperfections are often not good candidates for laser skin resurfacing. Those who have a very dark skin tone might not be able to take advantage of this procedure.

How should I prepare for laser skin resurfacing?

Dr. Fischer might ask his patients to avoid taking medication which can affect clotting such as vitamin E, aspirin, and ibuprofen for 10 to 12 days before the procedure. Smoking is strictly forbidden 2 weeks prior to the day of the treatment.

How does laser skin resurfacing works?

The laser light vaporizes damaged or dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. Carbon dioxide and erbium are two laser types most commonly used during this cosmetic procedure.

What should I expect after the procedure?

The treated areas will start to peel and exposing the pink skin underneath immediately after the procedure. Some irritation should be expected which is normal and it will subside shortly. The surgeon might recommend moisturizers, skin care products, and disinfecting solutions to speed up the recovery process.

Achieve the Best Results with Dr. Robert S. Fischer – Your Laser Resurfacing Expert

Dr. Fischer is a certified plastic surgeon with many years of experience in cosmetic procedures. Feel free to contact our office today and schedule an appointment with Dr. Fischer to have a better understanding about the laser resurfacing procedure.