Laser Facial Rejuvenation
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Laser Facial Rejuvenation
Lasers are becoming an increasingly popular way to resurface facial skin and address concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles, photodamage, and uneven pigmentation. These concerns are common as time progresses and sun damage, gravity, and environmental factors leave their mark on the face. Dr. Grazer offers a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser treatment to his patients that rejuvenates and refreshes the skin. The CO2 laser is the highest intensity laser treatment available and can reduce the appearance of even the most significant lines and wrinkles. This treatment can be limited to specific areas, such as around the eyes or mouth, or it can be applied to the entire face. It works by ablating the top layer of skin to reveal the healthy, more youthful underlying layers. This treatment is safe and effective, and you will love your tighter and brighter complexion.
Benefits of Laser Facial Rejuvenation
Laser facial rejuvenation can address and provide relief for skin concerns such as:
- Mild to severe facial wrinkling
- Fine lines
- Uneven pigmentation
- Facial scars
- Sun damage
Laser Facial Rejuvenation Candidates
Laser facial rejuvenation can enhance aging skin and reverse the damaging effects of the sun. Ideal candidates for laser facial rejuvenation have moderate to significant facial lines and wrinkling, pigment irregularities, and facial scars, such as acne scars. Candidates should also be physically healthy, non-smoking individuals who have realistic expectations of their results.
The CO2 laser takes a carbon dioxide laser beam and fractionates it into tiny shafts of light. This light penetrates deep into the skin to damage the uppers layers. Your body repairs this damage by shedding the top, damaged layers of skin and replacing them with new, healthy skin. The damage provided by the heat energy of the laser also works to shrink and tighten the existing collagen to give you smoother, younger-looking skin. This procedure is performed under a local anesthetic to relieve any potential pain.
Recovery and Results
The CO2 laser is one of the strongest lasers on the market today, which is why it can penetrate to such deep levels. Because of the depth the laser reaches, the recovery period for this procedure is more extensive than many other facial laser treatments. Following your procedure, you will feel sunburned and sore. The top layers of your skin will peel away for the next two to seven days, and you can expect to look flushed and pink for about three to six weeks. You will want to make sure that you get plenty of rest and take in a lot of water to aid in the healing process during the initial days following the treatment. Optimal results will generally occur after three to six months. Once all of the flaking, redness, and swelling have subsided, you can expect smoother, younger-looking skin that will last for years to come. Pairing this treatment with a proper skincare routine, strict sun protection, and a healthy lifestyle can help maintain optimal results.
Potential Side Effects of Laser Facial Rejuvenation
Although rare, there are potential side effects with the CO2 laser, which include:
- Extended downtime
- Pigment changes
- Skin dryness