Laser Skin Resurfacing for the Face
Time and the elements are your biggest enemies when it comes to the skin on your face. Repeated exposure to the elements over time cause the quality, color and texture of your skin to change, leaving wrinkles, age spots, sun damage and more. There are a number of treatments available to reduce the damage, but many of them are invasive and some do not work as well as others. Laser skin resurfacing is one of the newest and most promising technologies to appear. This technique offers a treatment that is non-invasive and provides the results that you are after with little to no down time.
Understanding Laser Skin Resurfacing
Dr Sonny O uses the CynoSure Icon Aesthetic System for the laser skin resurfacing he does in his office. This system is a non-ablative resurfacing which means that the lasers do not wound the face and because of that they are considered completely non-invasive. The lasers work by stimulating collagen growth and tightening the underlying skin. This procedure might be used if your face has wrinkles as a result of sun damage around your eyes and mouth, blotchiness or brown spots on your face, or scarring that make your skin uneven such as acne scars.
Are You a Good Candidate for Laser Skin Resurfacing?
As with most cosmetic procedures you will want to be in good health and have reasonable expectations from the laser skin resurfacing procedure. While the procedure is non-invasive, those with certain medical conditions may not respond as well to the treatments. Some Characteristics of your skin such as texture and thickness may also affect how your skin responds to this technique. Dr. Sonny O will do a medical history and exam and tell you if you are a good candidate for this cosmetic procedure.
What to Expect
Laser skin resurfacing can smooth and tighten skin that has been damaged by the sun. After treatment you should see major improvements in skin texture and quality. The results are relatively long lasting, up to 5 to 7 years depending on the type of skin damage. Dr Sonny O offers laser skin resurfacing for his patients to reduce scars, wrinkles, and age spots on the face. There is minimal to no down time involved and the procedure is completely non-invasive.