Laser Skin Resurfacing and Rejuvenation
What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser skin rejuvenation is a non-surgical treatment designed to improve the look and quality of your skin. Patients can find that it not only reduces wrinkles and fine lines but can also help improve the texture, tone, and dark spots on your skin. Laser skin rejuvenation is a versatile treatment for all skin types that delivers impressive results for patients of all ages.
Dr. Bradford Lee provides laser skin rejuvenation to his patients to treat a range of concerns, including:
- Signs of aging (such as wrinkles and fine lines)
- Skin damage from the sun
- Blotches or uneven skin tone
- Dark spots and hyperpigmentation
- Uneven skin texture
This 21-year-old male presented with a scar on the right lower lid that was causing disfigurement and right lower eyelid retraction. He had 2 sessions of CO2 laser resurfacing to help fade the scar, address the lower lid retraction, and improve the quality and texture of the skin.
This 60+ year-old male presented with deep wrinkles and textural changes of the cheek. He had 1 session of CO2 laser resurfacing to tighten the skin and smooth the wrinkles and textural changes.
How does laser skin rejuvenation work?
Laser skin rejuvenation works by delivering energy to the skin for tightening the skin, removal of pigment, and stimulation of collagen production. After the procedure, yourskin looks and feels tighter and younger, giving your face a completely refreshed look.
You may notice this treatment works in a similar way to a chemical peel. The main difference is that it results in less downtime and shedding of the skin compared to a peeling application. It is also better at targeting pigment. As part of your consultation, we can help you decide which treatment will be the best for your unique situation.
Laser skin rejuvenation is a highly adaptable treatment that can benefit skin almost anywhere on your body. Common areas to treat include the face and neck as well as any area that is sun damaged. Most people focus on the full face to see a complete rejuvenation of your facial skin.
This patient was bothered by “festoons” of the lower eyelid, which are collections of fluid that cause fluctuating eyelid swelling of the lower lids. He underwent two sessions of CO2 laser resurfacing to tighten the skin and improve the festoons.
How does Dr. Bradford Lee customize this treatment?
During your consultation, Dr. Lee will go over all your options, so you can get a complete picture of what treatments combined with laser skin rejuvenation will help you reach your goals. Dr. Lee takes into consideration both your goals and tolerance for downtime when developing your treatment plan. He works with you to find the right number of treatments and areas to be treated to achieve your desired results.
Your treatment can last anywhere from 15-30 minutes, but we oftentimes have patients apply a topical anesthetic cream for 30-60 minutes prior to the procedure. During your session, Dr. Lee and his staff will treat your target areas with precision and care. Laser skin rejuvenation can be combined with botulinum toxin injections and dermal fillers with additive benefits to
make your younger skin truly shine.
Why do patients prefer Dr. Lee’s office for laser skin resurfacing?
As an oculofacial plastic surgeon, Dr. Lee’s experience with and understanding of the human face and skin are extensive. Using this knowledge, he can ensure an optimally safe and effective treatment experience for both the facial area and any other treated areas. His background also allows him to help you plan any additional treatments to achieve impressive results, such as other surgical or non-surgical procedures. By taking into account every aspect of your individual features, he provides fully tailored treatment plans for every patient.
Does insurance cover laser skin rejuvenation?
Laser skin rejuvenation is considered a cosmetic procedure and is not covered by insurance. However, we work closely with you to provide accurate and upfront estimates for your treatment plan, so that you will be knowledgeable and can work within your aesthetic budget. We also offer interest-free financing through our partnership with Alphaeon.
What is the “downtime” after laser skin rejuvenation?
Laser skin rejuvenation involves minimal downtime compared to surgery. Still, there is a healing period for the treated areas. There may be some mild swelling and darkening of the pigment before it clears. Most patients continue with their daily routine and have no significant limitations. We do recommend avoiding prolonged unprotected sun exposure both before and after treatment for a few days.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
Take the first step toward turning back the clock and achieving refreshed and rejuvenated skin. Schedule your consultation today to get started on your personalized laser skin rejuvenation plan. Dr. Bradford Lee works closely with you at every step to develop a complete treatment program that matches your situation and adapts to your needs. Call us today to learn more about laser skin resurfacing and how it can help you get younger and brighter skin.