As you get older, many different factors can trigger the visible signs of aging to begin to appear. Sun exposure discolors and dries out your, skin while a decrease in collagen levels makes it laxer and less luminous. If you’d like to fight back against these signs of aging and experience younger, beautiful looking skin that lasts for years to come, you may want to consider laser skin resurfacing.
Integrated Dermatology of Coral Gables takes a patient-centered approach to dermatology, providing patients with a broad range of skin products and treatments to address each of their unique needs. For more information about our practice or any of the services we offer, contact us today.
What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing is an aesthetic treatment that uses the power of laser energy to remove the topmost layer of the skin, stimulating healing in both its upper and lower layers. This healing tightens, tones, and rejuvenates the skin, making you look and feel years younger. While this treatment is more aggressive and involves longer downtime than other laser procedures, it produces dramatic, long-lasting results that can improve the overall quality and texture of your skin for years after treatment. When it comes to laser skin resurfacing treatments, we offer our patients a choice of two premium methods: Lumenis UltraPulse® and Sciton JOULE™.
What can it Treat?
Because laser skin resurfacing overhauls and stimulates in every level of the skin, it can be used to treat nearly all of the visible signs of aging. These include:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun-damaged skin
- Liver spots
- Enlarged oil glands
What can I Expect from a Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment?
Depending on the size and severity of the area being treated, laser skin resurfacing treatments can last anywhere between twenty minutes and two hours. Because laser skin resurfacing delivers powerful, dramatic rejuvenation, it is always carried out by a licensed doctor. Before treatment, this doctor will numb your skin with either a local or general anesthetic. Following a laser skin resurfacing sessions, patients will require between 10-21 days to fully recover.
Am I a Good Candidate?
If you have leathery, sun-damaged, discolored skin, fine lines and wrinkles that you would like to soften, restore, and renew, laser skin resurfacing may be right for you. Patients who undergo this treatment must be in good health and have realistic expectations about the results of their treatment. The thickness and texture of your skin can also affect your ability to undergo the procedure.
Interested in laser skin resurfacing but not sure if you’re a candidate? Contact Integrated Dermatology of Coral Gables today! We can get you set up with a consultation appointment, and have a member of our trained medical staff evaluate the benefits you’d receive from treatment.