There are many reasons for the signs of premature aging that appear around the eyes and mouth as well as the forehead. Crow’s feet, frown lines and other fine lines may be caused by sun exposure, gravity or simply the passage of time.
Fortunately, there is a simple, non-invasive solution that can remove outer layers of damaged skin to reveal the softer, smoother skin underneath. Carbon dioxide (C02) laser technology is an ideal way to treat facial lines and wrinkles to give you a younger look.
CO2 laser skin resurfacing allows your cosmetic surgeon to reduce or eliminate pronounced lines more effectively than most other forms of treatment. The technique works by removing deeper layers of damaged skin, stimulating the regrowth of healthy skin underneath.
The latest technological advancements in laser skin resurfacing involve light beams that are either pulsed or scattered at a very high rate. This minimizes heat damage to the skin and allows for deeper tissue removal to remove pronounced wrinkles and creases.
HOW C02 LASER SKIN RESURFACING WORKS
Laser skin resurfacing can be used to pinpoint specific areas around the mouth or eyes, or applied to the full surface of the face. During treatment, a local anesthetic injected at the treatment site helps to relieve any potential discomfort. If the entire face is being treated, IV (general) anesthesia may be used.
You may be a good candidate for laser skin resurfacing if you have developed facial lines and wrinkles that make you look older than you feel. The technique can also be helpful in correcting facial scars or uneven pigmentation. Your cosmetic surgeon can examine you to determine if C02 laser treatment may be helpful for you.
GETTING LASER TREATMENTS: WHAT TO EXPECT
By removing damaged skin layer by layer, CO2 laser treatments reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, turning back the clock to restore a more youthful looking complexion. Scars and other imperfections can be reduced or eliminated along with laugh lines, crow’s feet and other signs of aging.
C02 laser skin resurfacing is also a safe and comfortable procedure. This method is very precise, working layer-by-layer to remove damaged skin with minimal side effects. The entire procedure can be done in your cosmetic surgeon’s office. Healing takes just a few days, but many patients go back to work and other normal life activities the very same day.
Following your laser treatments, you will avoid direct sunlight for a period of time. You may experience minor irritation and a slight feeling of tightness in the facial area, but this is completely normal. You can use moisturizing creams and gels as directed by your cosmetic surgeon to ease these effects.
SCHEDULE YOUR CONSULTATION WITH DR. FAROLE TODAY
C02 laser skin resurfacing can offer dramatic, age-defying results. If you would love to look as young as you feel, this advanced treatment may be perfect for you. Dr. Farole has worked with thousands of patients in Bala Cynwyd and Greater Philadelphia and is happy to answer all your questions about laser skin resurfacing. For your personalized consultation, give our office a call now.