Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser resurfacing is the process of directing short, super concentrated beams of light at wrinkles, acne scars, and other blemishes to reduce their appearance and restore youthful beauty to your skin. Known by other names like lasabrasion and laser peel, this technique has been proven successful in removing every type of facial wrinkle, scar, and unsightly blemish.
Types of Laser Skin Resurfacing
Nonabrasive laser resurfacing which heats the dermis causing new collagen to form. This method is ideal for patients with fine wrinkles and slight skin discoloration.
Abrasive laser resurfacing removes more layers of skin, causing collagen to regenerate in much the same way it would if your body was healing a wound. This healing process brings about a healthier, more even skin tone than the nonabrasive procedure, and is much more effective in reducing the appearance of deep wrinkles, scars, severe discoloration, and other facial blemishes.
Recovery from Laser Skin Resurfacing
For the first 24 hours after your procedure, you will have bandages covering the treated area. For two to three weeks following the procedure you will treat the area two to five times daily with a diluted vinegar or saline solution. Then you will apply an ointment like Vaseline to the treated area after each cleaning.
During this time, peeling is not only expected, it is necessary. By following this at-home routine you will help prevent scabs from forming which could reduce the aesthetics of your laser resurfacing treatment.
After the initial healing process, small red bumps may still appear on your skin for the next few months. These bumps are temporary, and can be camouflaged with the use of makeup until they disappear.
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During your initial consultation with quintuple board certified cosmetic surgeon, Dr. David Broadway, your individual concerns will be addressed, and all available options will be fully discussed with you to ensure your desires are met. If you live in or around Denver, Colorado, and looking for some minor changes to your body, please contact the Broadway Center for Plastic Surgery to set up an initial consultation, and let Dr. Broadway and Dr. Cisco help customize a series of cosmetic procedures to help restore your overall body satisfaction.
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