Laser Resurfacing is defined as the improvement of surface irregularities of the skin with lasers. These irregularities include wrinkles and acne scars. Our offices provide the best in laser resurfacing. It is important to determine the most effective treatment for one’s condition during a consultation because the same technology used for acne scars can’t be used for wrinkles so.
For the treatment of wrinkles the CO2 laser remains the most effective treatment available. The laser removes outer layers of damaged skin to reveal the underlying skin which is softer and smoother. We use the Ulta Pulse Co2 which is the Rolls Royce of the CO2 devices. There is a very definite one month preparation with topical and oral medications; followed by a very specific after care regimen. Down time is 7 days for local areas; 10 days for a full face. Substantial results are seen early and even improve with time.
Fraxel is the most effective laser treatment for acne scars. It is non-ablative ( no removal of skin & no downtime ) so it is able to go much deeper than any of the ablative lasers which needs to heal from hair follicles, there by preventing penetration of the laser light to the bottom of many acne scars. It is also the treatment of choice for white stretch marks. If you’re interested in any of these laser treatments call our office to book your consultation and find out which is the best option for you.