Laser Skin Resurfacing in Longview, TX
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WHAT IS LASER SKIN RESURFACING?
Laser skin resurfacing at Brookridge Internal Medicine Associates is a nonsurgical cosmetic treatment that uses a fractional pixel laser to exfoliate dead and damaged skin layers. This treatment is great for addressing facial wrinkles and lines, as well as improving skin irregularities, like pigmentation, acne scars, and more. Also called a laser peel, laser skin resurfacing is an ideal treatment for patients who want clearer, softer, younger-looking skin. We can adjust the strength of the laser based on your unique skin needs. There is some downtime required with most laser skin resurfacing procedures. Any concerns or questions can be discussed with Dr. Brenda Vozza during your consultation in Longview, TX.
Benefits Of Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing treatments can help both men and women rejuvenate and revitalize their skin with excellent benefits, including:
- Eliminating damaged, dead skin cells
- Reducing wrinkles, creases, and lines
- Achieving a healthier, more youthful look
- Smoothing rough texture
- Balancing skin tone
- Diminishing skin discoloration, spots, veins, etc.
- Shrinking large pores
- Supporting skin health
- Creating a brighter, clearer complexion
Who is a candidate for laser skin resurfacing?
Candidates for laser skin resurfacing are in good health but have specific cosmetic concerns that they want to address. A consultation is the best time to decide if this treatment is the best option for your needs. Brookridge Internal Medicine Associates can address signs of aging like wrinkles as well as sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and acne scars. Inform Dr. Vozza about any conditions or medications that make your skin sensitive to light. Our goal is to achieve the safest and most effective results possible.
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OUR SKIN RESURFACING TECHNIQUE
If you're having a deeper skin resurfacing treatment, you may be asked to use a retinoid product for 2 – 3 weeks beforehand. This helps prepare the skin for maximum results. Medication may be prescribed before your appointment to help increase your comfort. If your skin doesn't need a strong treatment, topical anesthesia will be applied to numb treated areas. During your treatment, you will relax in our treatment chair while the laser handpiece passes over your skin, precisely targeting the needed sections for resurfacing. You will feel the heat from the laser, followed by cold air from the built-in cooling system. The laser energy is designed to destroy dead and damaged skin cells while also stimulating natural collagen production.
What Can I Expect After Laser Skin Resurfacing?
For less aggressive resurfacing treatments, a healing ointment will be applied to the treated skin and you can return home for your recovery. The skin will appear pink, with some possible minor swelling and irritation. This should subside in a few days, and the peeling process will last over a 3 – 5-day period. For those who are getting a deeper laser skin resurfacing procedure, the recovery time will last longer. The treatment areas will most likely be protected with dressings, and the swelling, burning, and irritation may be stronger. Medication can be prescribed to reduce these side effects. The recovery time associated with a more intense resurfacing treatment can last about 2 – 3 weeks. All patients should minimize their sun exposure after their laser session and use sun protection regularly. For all laser skin resurfacing treatments, the treated skin will naturally crust, flake, and peel away. It's crucial to avoid picking at the skin during the recovery process to keep it from scarring and to shield your skin from UV exposure. After the peeling process is finished, your skin should feel softer while looking clearer, healthier, and more youthful.
SMOOTH, GLOWING SKIN STARTS HERE
Laser skin resurfacing treatments at Brookridge Internal Medicine Associates offer excellent outcomes if you want a more youthful appearance. If you are thinking about a laser peel and want to learn more about them, as well as additional nonsurgical options at our Longview, TX practice, we invite you to contact our team today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Vozza.
Laser Skin Resurfacing FAQ
How much does laser skin resurfacing cost?
Your laser resurfacing costs vary based on the treatment type you select. In your consultation, Dr. Vozza will ask about your skin problems and goals before reviewing the types of laser resurfacing available. Then, she can help you choose your treatment and talk to you about costs. Brookridge Internal Medicine Associates regularly offers treatment specials and packages, so be sure to ask in your consultation.
What's the best type of resurfacing for me?
Dr. Vozza can help you choose which resurfacing treatment fits your needs and goals during your consultation. The best treatment for you will depend on the health and condition of your skin, your skin concerns, and the skin depth you want your treatment to reach. How long you are willing to give your recovery might also be a deciding factor when choosing your treatment type. If you are unsure, it is best to try a lighter treatment to see how you like your results and adjust as needed for your second treatment.
How can I help my skin recover after a resurfacing treatment?
Dr. Vozza or someone on her staff will give you tips on how you can speed skin healing after a laser treatment. The most important rule is do not peel or pick flaking skin. These can create long-term damage like scars. You need to skip all hair removal methods on the treated skin, which means no shaving, waxing, or depilatory creams. We will recommend a cream to help soothe treated areas.
Should I get laser skin resurfacing, a chemical peel, or dermabrasion?
After listening to your problems, Dr. Vozza will help you decide if laser skin resurfacing, a chemical peel, or dermabrasion treatment will achieve your goals. Although all three rejuvenate the surface of the skin, each has pros and cons. In your initial consultation, Dr. Vozza can review each option and make a recommendation for your treatment.
How often should I get laser resurfacing treatments?
Based on the resurfacing options you and Dr. Vozza select for your treatment, you might need to wait several weeks or even a few months between appointments. Deeper treatments will provide longer-lasting results; however, they need a lengthy recovery period. You should tell Dr. Vozza about how often you want to return for treatments so she can consider this when recommending a treatment plan in your consultation.