Laser Skin Resurfacing Tampa
The effects of aging, sun damage, pollutants, and acne can lead to skin that looks tired and aged over time. Signs of aging show up on one’s skin, especially one’s face. Laser skin resurfacing is a treatment that has been shown to help reduce wrinkles, redness, and age spots. It can be helpful for adults of any age. The therapy also helps tighten skin and balance skin tone. It has been shown to reverse the effects of again and restore the skin’s natural glow.
Laser Skin Treatment
Laser Skin Resurfacing is done through a device that scans the skin area and delivers laser energy through thousands of tiny beams. The doctor uses the laser to send short and concentrated beams of light to the targeted skin area. This treatment removes the unwanted skin one layer at a time. The doctor can control the depth of treatment depending on the needs of the skin. The extent of Laser Skin Resurfacing also depends on the condition of the skin and the desired treatment outcomes.
Full resurfacing includes treatment on one’s entire face. The laser beams scan the whole treatment area and remove a layer of skin. The outermost layer removed is referred to as the epidermis. The laser beam simultaneously heats the surface skin below the epidermis, which is called the dermis. This stimulates the growth of new collagen cells, which is what keeps skin looking young and fresh. This leaves room for the body to replace the old skin that was removed with clean, new skin. As the treated area heals, the new skin is much firmer and smoother.
The depth of treatment depends on the needs of the skin. For those with fine lines or sunspots, a shallow treatment may be appropriate. However, for those with deep wrinkles or tired-looking skin, more in-depth treatment is advisable. Fractional resurfacing targets certain areas that need attention. The laser will remove pinpointed areas of the skin, keeping the surrounding skin area intact. The results include smoother, more youthful-looking skin.
Laser Skin Resurfacing Prep and Recovery
Skin Resurfacing is quick and relatively pain-free. There is also very little preparation involved. Dr. Brown will advise you on any steps you should take before the procedure. Patients may have to stop taking certain medications and quit smoking at least two weeks before the treatment. The process itself is relatively quick. A partial treatment can take 30 to 45 minutes. A full treatment can take up to two hours. Your physician will also advise you on post-treatment care. Post-treatment care will include cleaning the treated area, applying ointments to prevent scabbing, and minimizing sun exposure. Skin fully heals within 10-21 days depending on the area treated and the depth of laser treatment.
Candidates for Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing can improve many skin issues. If you experience any of the following, this treatment is likely right for you.
- Fine Lines or Wrinkles
- Acne Scars
- Scars from Chickenpox
- Aged Skin from Sun Damage
- Enlarged Oil Glands
- Liver Spots
- Yellowish or Grayish Skin Tones
Deep Laser Resurfacing
Deep laser resurfacing improves deep wrinkles and sagging. For those with deep wrinkle’s around the eye area, this is the right treatment. This is also an excellent option for those with sagging around their cheek’s or lower eyelids. The treatment includes the removal of the top layer of skin, similar to the other laser treatments. Also, it consists of a heat component to activate the lower layers of skin to grow and replace the old skin. This helps your skin look tighter and more youthful.
While deep laser resurfacing addresses more deep layers of skin, it does not increase patient recovery time. Some patients may experience redness, swelling, and slight skin irritation. This is due to the depth of treatment. However, patients will likely see more dramatic results depending on the severity of their skin condition.
A microlaser peel is a treatment with minimal downtime as compared to other options. However, it still has the same results. The procedure involves the removal of a thin layer of damaged skin. Removing the thin top layer gets rid of the damaged cells that make skin look less youthful. The treatment helps give skin a natural glow as the new cells grow and resurface. The treatment not only gives skin a new and firm look, but it reduces the appearance of fine lines.
MicroLaser Peel helps with:
- mild to fine wrinkles
- sun damage
- pigment irregularities
MicroLaser Peel can be done on the face, neck, chest, or hands. While one treatment can help achieve the desired results, the number of treatments needed may be different depending on the specific patient. This treatment takes about 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the size of the area treated. However, the recovery time is only 3 to 4 days.
A nanolaser peel is a treatment that uses light energy to remove the top layers of skin. The procedure is done at a depth that increases the skin’s own renewal process. For those who are just beginning to look into skin treatments, this is a great option. For someone who is already getting treatments like chemical peels or microdermabrasion, this is also an effective option. Those treatments use harsh chemicals to remove the top layer of skin. They can cause damage and have long recovery times. The nanolaser peel treatment is more effective as light energy is used to remove the outer layer of skin.
Good candidates for this treatment include:
- Fine lines
- Sun damage
- Skin irregularities.
The procedure is done in Dr. Brown’s office and is fast. The recovery time is around 1-2 days. While one treatment can improve skin, regular treatments can help maintain desired results.
Dr. Brown is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Tampa who has years of experience in the field. His drive to provide patients with their desired results is unparalleled. His office offers surgical and non-surgical treatments for the face, body, and breasts. Contact Dr. Brown and his team for any of your plastic or reconstructive surgery needs.