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Plastic Surgeon Discusses Laser Skin Resurfacing

Plastic Surgeon Discusses Laser Skin Resurfacing

It is not a matter of if your skin will depict signs of gravity and natural aging, but a matter of when. If you are noticing premature aging via a changed texture, tone, and pigmentation of your skin, you might want to consider restoring your skin with laser skin resurfacing.

Laser skin resurfacing will assist in repairing the youthful appearance of your skin by removing impacted skin layers. As a plastic surgery office, we thought it would be best to educate our potential patients on laser skin resurfacing.

What can laser skin resurfacing improve?

Laser skin resurfacing works to reduce the appearance of the following:

  • Wrinkles around your eyes, forehead, and mouth
  • Scars
  • Sun-damage
  • Liver spots
  • Warts
  • Birthmarks

How can I prepare for laser skin resurfacing?

The first step to receiving laser skin resurfacing is to find out if you are a good candidate for the procedure. In the initial consultation, you will need to inform your doctor if you frequently get cold sores or fever blisters around your mouth. The reason why is that laser skin resurfacing can trigger a breakout of sores and blisters, if you are prone to them.

Once you decide that the procedure is the right fit for you, your doctor will inform you of medications to avoid. These typically include aspirin, ibuprofen, and vitamin E as they can affect clotting. If you are a smoker, you will need to stop for two weeks before and after the surgery.

How does the procedure work?

Here at Northeastern Plastic Surgery, we use a Smartskin© laser that applies a series of tiny pulses of laser energy to your skin. The laser will create microscopic holes that will enable new younger looking skin to be revealed. This will stimulate collagen within your skin. It will take about 15-30 minutes to treat your entire face.

Are there any side-effects from the procedure?

After the treatment is administered, your skin will feel warm and you will experience swelling. This is normal and your body will naturally work to replace the skin. Once a few days have passed, your skill will look healthier, smoother, and even.

How long is the recovery time?

The Smartskin© laser is able to provide a shorter recovery time than fully ablative lasers since it delivers micro pulses of energy. The laser will create tiny holes that will heal within a few days. If you choose a more aggressive treatment, the recovery time will be prolonged and the results will be more significant.

Northeastern Plastic Surgery understands your desire for a beautiful, youthful looking body and facial appearance. We utilize the latest plastic surgery techniques to perform a variety of surgical procedures. Dr. Fodero and the staff are very friendly, helpful, and available to answer any questions you may have about the procedures we offer. We strive to ensure that your experience with us is positive. Please contact us today to learn more about the services we offer.