Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatments
What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Just as elegant wrapping paper can make a gift look beautiful, the surface of your skin can enhance your entire face. It can also make you look tired and worn. Dr. Anna Petropoulos specializes in non-surgical facial rejuvenation. You can trust her to help you discover a treatment that will make your skin look young, healthy, and full of life again. People visit her for laser skin resurfacing to restore smooth, dewy skin and recapture a more youthful complexion.
What can laser skin rejuvenation help treat?
Women and men visit our practice near Boston for laser skin resurfacing treatments. They can be performed on the entire face or a specific trouble spot like the eye area or around the mouth. These treatments can enhance the appearance of the chest and hands as well. Just a few of the many improvements are:
- Smoothing out rough skin, wrinkles, and fine lines such as crêpey eyelid skin and acne scars
- Correcting splotchiness and uneven pigmentation due to age spots and sun spots
- Improving acne scarring
- Fading dark under eye circles
- Eliminating precancerous skin growths
Alternatives to Skin Resurfacing
As an innovator in non-surgical facial rejuvenation techniques, Dr. Petropoulos will help you decide between the variety of skin rejuvenation options she offers in addition to laser resurfacing like Fraxel®, micro laser peels, photofacials, microdermabrasion, and ProFractional™ therapy. She can also recommend a comprehensive facial rejuvenation plan that might include BOTOX® Cosmetic, injectable fillers, and Thermage® treatments, with or without facial surgery.
Advantages Of Laser Skin Rejuvenation
Laser skin resurfacing offers patients many advantages over traditional skin resurfacing methods such as chemical peels and microdermabrasion, since it results in many fewer side effects. Laser resurfacing has minimized discomfort, bleeding and bruising compared to other techniques.
Results of Laser Skin Resurfacing
Results vary from each laser treatment and results are usually not immediate. Some treatments take several months to appear, and a number of treatment sessions may be needed to achieve the desired results. Once the skin heals completely, Dr. Petropoulos’ patients are invigorated by their vibrant skin that looks and feels years younger. Our patients look well-rested, refreshed, and youthful.
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Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment
In general, skin resurfacing treatments take about an hour to complete and usually involve only minor discomfort for which we offer local anesthetic. In quick pulses, the laser energy vaporizes the outer layer of skin instantaneously, allowing fresh, smooth skin to emerge from below. Collagen production is increased as well, which gives the skin a plump, youthful look.
Skin Resurfacing Recovery
We are pleased to offer various laser treatment types in our office that require different amounts of down time depending on the needs of each patient with regards to social and work commitments.
Our laser treatments range from those that require no down time whatsoever such as Fraxel and photofacials, to the medium downtime treatments that make the skin light pink for 2 or 3 days like micro laser peels, to those that make the skin red for a week and require the longest recovery time for those patients with severe wrinkling. The redness fades away producing wonderful new skin. Patients are able to choose the laser treatment that is best for their aesthetic needs and to best fit their lifestyle.
Laser Resurfacing Before & After
Is Laser Skin Rejuvenation safe?
Yes, the laser skin resurfacing procedure is considered safe for most patients.
Risks of Laser Skin Resurfacing
As with any cosmetic procedure, there are risks. The risks of laser skin resurfacing include the following:
- skin pigmentation