Skin Laser Resurfacing
Facial rejuvenation procedure that uses a laser to improve the skin’s appearance to treat minor facial conditions. It can be done with:
- Ablative Laser. The clinic uses an erbium laser to remove the Epidermis, a thin outer layer of skin and stimulates the growth of new collagen fibers resulting in a smoother and tighter skin appearance.
- Non-ablative Laser. Uses less invasive technology, Intense Pulse Light laser (IPL), to stimulate collagen growth, which will over time improve skin tone and texture. It does require less time for recovery.
Both techniques are best applied to the face for skin creases and to treat acne scars, sun damage & age spots to improve your complexion.
It is an outpatient procedure. The treatment areas will be numbed with medication, with sedation if needed.
Ablative Laser Resurfacing is an intense beam of light energy (laser) directed at your skin. The laser beam destroys the outer layer of skin (epidermis). At the same time, the laser heats the underlying skin (dermis), which stimulates collagen production over time, resulting in better skin tone and texture.
Dr. Simon Bachir, MD, board-certified surgeon, may do laser resurfacing as an outpatient procedure. Your skin will be numb with medication. For extensive resurfacing, such as treatment to your whole face, you might be sedated. The treatment may take 30-120 minutes and two hours, depending on the technique and the area treated.