Laser resurfacing is one method used to combat the effects of aging on the face.
What is laser resurfacing?
Also known as a laser peel, lasabrasion, or laser vaporization, this procedure is performed to correct or reduce wrinkles and fine lines on the face, as well as remove facial blemishes and other irregularities. The procedure involves the use of short, concentrated pulses of light beams that are directed at the desired area of treatment, removing skin layer by layer.
Who is a good candidate for a laser resurfacing treatment?
If you have fine lines and wrinkles, particularly around the eyes or between the nose and mouth; if you have wrinkles on your forehead; if you have acne scars; or if you need to treat non-responsive skin from a previous facelift laser resurfacing could be the answer.
However, if you have very dark skin or have active acne you are not a good candidate for laser resurfacing. Laser resurfacing is also not the perfect treatment for stretch marks. It is important to have a consultation with Dr. Crais before undergoing the procedure in order to determine if it will work for you.
What is SmartSkin™ Laser and how does it work?
A state-of-the-art laser resurfacing treatment, SmartSkin™ Laser is a technology used to treat skin imperfections without the risk of affecting the surrounding healthy tissue. It uses an innovative microablative technology that promotes instant healing in the skin since only the areas that require treatment are affected by the laser.
What can I expect during the day of my SmartSkin™ Laser treatment?
During the procedure, the SmartSkin™ Laser emits a series of laser energy pulses directly into the skin to create microscopic holes in the face. As these holes start to heal, newer and healthier skin comes to the surface. This gives you a younger-looking appearance as new collagen production is triggered from deep within your face.
How many laser resurfacing treatments do I need?
Individual needs vary, but patients prefer three or four laser resurfacing sessions to minimize downtime. In your initial consultation with Dr. Crais, he will assess your preferences and expectations to determine the number of treatments needed.