Men and women seeing sun damage, acne scarring, or discolorations to skin of the face, neck, or chest often consider laser resurfacing. Signs of aging such as fine and coarse wrinkles, pigmentation, or loose skin can be addressed with our Sciton® laser.
Laser resurfacing can minimize wrinkles, scars and uneven pigmentation. At your consultation, your areas of concern will be discussed and evaluated to determine if you are an appropriate candidate for laser skin resurfacing.
LASER RESURFACING RESULTS
What is normal recovery?
Patients are sent home with medicated ointment on the skin to prevent crusting and to aid healing. Early swelling and discomfort is treated with ice packs and prescription medication. The skin is generally healed within 5 to 7 days and make-up can be used at this point. The early red color of the new skin softens within 1 to 3 weeks and the resultant pink fades over 1 to 6 months. Patients are generally back to work in 2 to 3 weeks. Sun block is extremely important as long as the new skin remains pink.
Most patients experience smoother and more youthful appearing skin after laser resurfacing.
All procedures carry some risk, although complications following laser skin resurfacing are rare. Carefully following directions after resurfacing can minimize many of the possible negative outcomes. The most common concerns are residual lines and wrinkles or areas of over/under pigmentation.
Copy adapted from the joint ASPS and PSEF website.