One of the most popular treatments at our practice is laser skin rejuvenation. It is performed to improve skin tone and texture for a smooth, youthful-looking glow. Over time, sun exposure, stress, and the normal aging process can take their toll on the skin, causing skin to wrinkle and sag. Laser skin rejuvenation at our practice in Decatur, Alabama can reduce signs of aging by treating the outer layers of dry, damaged skin. In addition to its anti-aging benefits, laser skin rejuvenation can also improve the appearance of acne scars and other types of scars.
The Laser Skin Rejuvenation Procedure
At Light Facial Plastic Surgery, we offer treatment with two state-of-the-art lasers: the Cortex Fractional CO2 laser and the Cortex Erbium YAG resurfacing laser. The Cortex Fractional CO2 laser penetrates deep into the skin to treat severe wrinkles, lines, and folds. The Erbium laser does not penetrate as deeply and is used to treat patients with less extensive signs of aging. This laser is also the treatment of choice for patients with darker skin.
Local anesthesia is administered before both treatments to ensure that patients experience no pain or discomfort. The energy from the laser beam is directed over the treatment area to reduce the outer, damaged layers of skin and stimulate the production of new, healthy, youthful-looking skin cells. The procedure takes anywhere from thirty minutes to two hours to complete, depending upon the size of the area being treated.
Laser Skin Rejuvenation Benefits
The benefits of laser skin rejuvenation include softer, smoother, and younger-looking skin. Patients with moderate to deep wrinkles, lines, and folds notice significant improvement. In addition, the procedure can improve skin tone and texture for patients with discoloration or scars.
Recovery from Laser Skin Rejuvenation
Outside of surgical procedures, laser treatments achieve some of the most dramatic results for facial rejuvenation patients. Because the laser penetrates deep beneath the skin, patients need to plan on resting for approximately one week before returning to work or resuming their normal activities.
Why Choose Dr. Light
Dr. Ben Light is a fellowship-trained and board-certified facial plastic surgeon, with extensive experience and advanced knowledge of facial anatomy. The laser center at Dr. Light’s practice is certified by the Alabama Board of Nursing, and his practice utilizes industry-leading technology to achieve beautiful, long-lasting results.