Laser Resurfacing

Laser Resurfacing

When you’re dealing with imperfections in your skin, it can affect your self-confidence and make you feel uncomfortable in your own skin. Laser resurfacing is a popular cosmetic procedure designed to rejuvenate the skin by reducing wrinkles, scars, and other imperfections. Using focused light beams, this treatment can dramatically improve the texture and appearance of your skin. After laser resurfacing, you can feel like a new, rejuvenated version of yourself again.

Understanding Laser Resurfacing

Laser resurfacing uses concentrated light energy to remove the outer layers of damaged skin to promote the growth of new, healthy skin cells. There are two main types of lasers used:

  • Ablative Lasers: These remove the top layer of skin, making them effective for deeper wrinkles, scars, and severe sun damage. Examples include CO2 and erbium lasers.
  • Non-Ablative Lasers: These stimulate collagen growth without removing the top layer of skin, making them suitable for mild wrinkles and minor skin imperfections. Examples include fractional lasers and intense pulsed light (IPL).

Laser resurfacing has many benefits and can help you reach many of your aesthetic goals. These benefits include:

  • Reducing fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improving skin tone and texture
  • Minimizing scars
  • Tightening the skin
  • Reducing sunspots and age spots

Before laser resurfacing is done, you’ll have a consultation with your plastic surgeon. You’ll discuss your goals and medical history. Before treatment, the area is numbed with a topical anesthetic. Treatment will then begin. Depending on the size of the area, treatment can take anywhere between 30 minutes to 2 hours. You should follow any instructions from your plastic surgeon about skincare and how to retain your results.

Contact Our Plastic Surgeon Today

Make sure you understand how laser resurfacing can help you. Contact Dr. Paul Fischer in Milford, CT, at (203) 301-5860 to find out if laser resurfacing is right for you.

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