It’s time to improve the appearance of photoaged skin.
Laser Skin Resurfacing removes age spots, benign brown pigments, redness caused by broken capillaries, and gives the skin a smoother, more even tone.
Today, a tremendous amount of aesthetic and cosmetic treatment can be done without the use of the traditional scalpel, but instead with a scalpel of light. Laser Skin Resurfacing improves the appearance of photoaged skin, removes age spots (sun-induced freckles), most benign brown pigments, redness caused by broken capillaries, and gives the skin a smoother, more even tone through a process called photorejuvenation, which helps restore a more youthful appearance.
The goal of laser skin resurfacing is simple: Replace damaged skin with new, fresh skin. Techniques for skin resurfacing have made enormous advances, allowing nearly everyone to achieve beautiful complexions. Many systems allow for light, moderate, or deep laser resurfacing.
The primary targets of Laser Skin Resurfacing include:
- Fine lines and wrinkles of the face, especially around the upper lip, cheeks, and forehead
- Loose eyelid skin
- Crow’s feet around the eyes
- Pucker marks (smoker’s lines) and frown lines
- Brown spots and splotchy, uneven skin tone
- Scars, especially those caused by acne
- Loose skin around the neck and jowls
At Delray Beach Plastic Surgery, we use what is considered “The Gold Standard” of laser resurfacing systems, the Lumenis Ultrapulse Encore, a CO2 laser designed to offer the versatility of three levels of intensity: Active FX, DeepFX, and TotalFX. The wavelength of light emitted by a CO2 laser is very well absorbed by water in the skin. “Ultrapulses” of the laser vaporize lines, wrinkles, scars, dark spots, and other irregularities, layer by layer. This process also stimulates the formation — over time — of new, underlying collagen to provide better elasticity and support for the skin.
Laser Skin Resurfacing is ideal for you if you:
- want to treat dyschromia, fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity
- want to reduce the appearance of scars, deep lines, and folds
- are not a candidate for traditional facial plastic surgery
The results of laser skin resurfacing are long-term and, with proper sun protection, can persist for many years. Most effects of treatment become visible right away, whereas others – such as new collagen formation – build up gradually and become more evident over time. Therefore, most people look even better three to five months after the procedure.
As with all facial plastic surgery, a thorough health assessment and realistic expectations are prerequisites. Your understanding of procedures, routines, and risks is essential to a successful final result. Following your consultation, we continue our discussion at the pre-operative appointment.
The success and safety of your laser skin resurfacing depends very much on your complete candidness during your initial consultation. Dr. Westine will ask a number of questions about your health, desires, and lifestyle.