One of the most popular non-surgical laser 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 the 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.
Read on to learn more about laser resurfacing in Decatur, AL, or contact us online today to schedule an appointment!
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 YAG resurfacing 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.
Alabama 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.
Laser Skin Resurfacing FAQs
What can I expect after laser skin treatment?
The procedure has minimal downtime and is non-invasive. With more aggressive treatment, you will experience superior results, but need about a week for redness and peeling to subside.
Our fractional CO2 and YAG lasers have potential risks, including burns, infections, scarring, and skin pigmentation changes. Be sure to let Dr. Light know if you have a history of cold sores, and we may prescribe medication to prevent an episode.
How many sessions will I need?
After one appointment, you should notice a difference in your skin tone and texture of your skin, but may need additional treatments for optimal results. The number depends on your skin issues and how much recovery time you can afford. Once you are happy with the results, you can have touch-up sessions to maintain its benefits.
Does it matter who performs laser skin resurfacing?
In the hands of a board-certified plastic surgeon who has extensive experience in facial anatomy and laser resurfacing treatments, you will ensure safe and satisfactory results.
Who should I contact to get more information?
Is laser resurfacing safe for patients in Decatur, AL? If you have questions or concerns about finding which treatment best suits your aesthetic needs, contact us at Light Facial Plastic Surgery for a consultation. Dr. Light has committed to providing you with safe and stress-free medical care through the most advanced medical technology available.