As you grow older, fine lines and wrinkles start appearing. Age spots and discoloration from sun exposure are other common complaints that men and women have about their complexions.
Dr Diwan at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center in Westlake, OH, understands your concerns. Using laser resurfacing, she can help improve your complexion. The treatment can also minimize acne scars and other blemishes.
What to Expect From a Laser Resurfacing Procedure
One of the lasers Dr. Renuka Diwan uses for laser resurfacing is the fractionated CO2RE laser. The minimally invasive procedure creates tiny micro wounds in the skin to generate a healing response which smooths out wrinkles. It can also tighten the skin, improve acne scars and fade sun spots.
The procedure is performed in the office. With the use of an anesthetic cream and anesthetic injections patients are comfortable.
You should expect to experience redness and swelling after laser resurfacing. Peeling after a few days is expected. Women and men who want a shorter recovery time can opt for a lighter laser treatment. It typically takes around seven to fourteen days for the skin to be ready for make up.
Most patients see the best results after four to six months. The treatment can be repeated if necessary. Laser resurfacing isn’t limited to your face. The procedure can safely treat age spots and discoloration on the backs of your hands, neck, and chest.
How Long Do the Results Last?
The improvement from laser resurfacing resets the clock and is long-lasting. Over time, as the skin continues to age, additional treatments can be performed for maintenance. Optimal skin care is very important to maintain your results and slow the pace of aging and its effects. You will be counseled on the best skin care regimen.
For best results, Dr. Diwan recommends having periodic maintenance treatments. Often, these are lighter treatments with a shorter recovery time.
Patients can also maximize their results by adding Botox to the treatment plan. Botox prevents the reappearance of wrinkles from facial expressions and is highly recommended to extend the duration of your laser results. While laser resurfacing does produce excellent results, especially stubborn, deep lines require a little extra attention with fillers.
Learn More About Laser Resurfacing at Laser and Skin Surgery Center
Everyone wants to look their best, and laser resurfacing can help you achieve these results. The colder months are ideal for laser resurfacing. Contact Laser and Skin Surgery Center in Westlake at 440-871-9832.