Jacksonville Laser Skin Resurfacing
One of the most exciting new advances in cosmetic surgery treatments is laser skin resurfacing. Laser skin resurfacing treatment is a non-intrusive treatment and is often the perfect option for reducing minor lines and wrinkles, or discolorations. One of our surgeons will need to discuss exactly how laser skin resurfacing may be appropriate for you, but we've prepared the information below to provide you with an overview of the laser skin resurfacing treatment.
Information about Lasers:
Laser, (L.A.S.E.R.) is actually an acronym for Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Lasers produce an intense beam of bright light that has been found to have countless uses. In the medical and surgical field, A laser beam can be used to gently vaporize skin tissue which lends to reducing or eliminating wrinkles, and skin discolorations including tattoos. Lasers can be used to reduce scars from accidents or previous surgeries as well.
Thanks to technology, today’s medical or surgical lasers are extremely precise and allow the plastic surgeon or cosmetic surgeon great control in the use of lasers for cosmetic surgeries by vary the intensity of the laser and the pulse of the laser. This has lead to dramatic improvements in the safe use of lasers for laser skin resurfacing.
Laser Skin Resurfacing:
Laser resurfacing is one of the most recent developments in cosmetic surgery. A medial laser is used to gently remove layers of skin to improve cosmetic flaws like wrinkles, sun damaged skin, scares from scne, tattoos, and other skin imperfections.
During a laser skin resurfacing procedure, our surgeons use a small laser wand to delicately remove layers of skin with great precision. Laser skin resurfacing is also non-invasive and is most often a bloodless procedure. Your surgeon is able to control the depth the laser is allowed to penetrate the skin allowing for total control over the laser and to assure the desired result.
Laser Skin Resurfacing can help with:
- Sun damage
- Age spots
- Acne scars
- Tattoo removal
- Facial scars
- Facial discoloration
- Spider veins
- Varicose veins
- Hair removal
What to expect after treatment:
There is usually minimal discomfort after laser skin resurfacing procedures. However, you should feel free to discuss medications for pain with your surgeon.
Immediately following your procedure, you will need to keep treated areas moist with ointment for a few days. Treated skin is typically pink and may be covered with a fine crust. Your surgeon will advise you on when it is safe to expose treated areas to direct sunlight and the future use of sun block, and make-up can generally be used within 10 days from your treatment date.
Want to learn more?
If you feel that laser skin resurfacing may be right for you and would like to learn more about this cosmetic skin resurfacing treatment, contact a Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery location below to schedule a consultation.
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