Laser Skin Resurfacing
Whether you want to address signs of aging, sun damage, or acne scars, laser skin resurfacing at our Rocky Mount practice can help. People from Greenville, Wilson, Murfreesboro, and Weldon, NC, come to Park Plastic Surgery to renew their skin’s radiance and smooth texture for a healthy, more youthful glow.
Dr. Park’s Approach:
“Laser skin resurfacing is often a ‘homerun’ type procedure. It truly can renew the skin in a way that is difficult to achieve with any other modality. The most common areas I treat include:
- Lower eyelids
- Around the mouth
- Entire face
The recovery is similar to that of a medium kitchen burn in the area treated. The results can be remarkable with improvement in wrinkles, color, tone, overall softness and smoothness. The recovery takes 1 to 2 weeks on average before makeup is allowed. Sun protection is key after the procedure. It can really be a revitalizing procedure with very impressive changes.”
What Is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing can improve minor facial flaws, such as:
- Fine lines or wrinkles around or under your eyes, forehead, or mouth
- Scars from acne or chickenpox
- Non-responsive skin after a facelift
- Aged or sun-damaged skin
- Yellowish or grayish skin tones
- Enlarged oil glands on the nose
Patients often combine their treatments with laser hair removal, vein treatments, and other nonsurgical options.
How Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Work?
It’s all about using beams of light. We use the laser to send short, concentrated pulsating beams of light at irregular skin. This removes unwanted, damaged skin in a very precise manner one layer at a time.
Laser skin resurfacing’s targeted approach means there are fewer problems with hypopigmentation (lightening of skin) after procedures such as laser acne scar removal.
The laser beam used in laser skin resurfacing will remove your outer layer of skin, called the epidermis. It simultaneously heats the underlying skin, called the dermis. This action works to stimulate growth of new collagen fibers. As the treated area heals, the new skin that forms is smoother and firmer.