Have you begun to notice brown spots or blotchy patches on your face? Have vertical lines formed around your mouth, or crow’s feet around your eyes? Is your skin no longer elastic and taut like it used to be? If these are concerns that you notice when you look in the mirror, you may be interested to know that face lift surgery is not your only recourse. Patients of Dr. Jeffrey James can benefit from a number of non-surgical methods of facial rejuvenation, including laser skin resurfacing.
Many men and women are excellent candidates for laser skin resurfacing. If you have a positive attitude about your goals, and realistic expectations of what is possible for your skin, you may find that this treatment is well-suited to you.
What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
There are numerous ways to resurface the skin, but why would we want to do this? On the surface of your skin are thousands of dead, damaged cells. The accumulation of these cells hides the vibrancy that lies beneath. Laser skin resurfacing is a method of exfoliation that can reverse the effects of aging, sun damage, and stressors such as smoking or dry climate. When the damaged upper layers of skin are removed with pulses of laser light, the underlying cells jump into action to produce increased amounts of collagen. The more collagen that is in the skin, the better support there is. The more support there is, the younger you look.
Ablative skin resurfacing is intended for noticeable results. The device and technique used combine to create a safe, controlled process of elimination – literally. In order to promote comfort, topical anesthetic is applied before treatment. This type of laser treatment will produce redness and swelling in the treatment area. We provide precise instructions for post-treatment care in order to expedite a successful recovery. Total healing time may take up to 21 days. Slight redness may linger for a few months, but this may be covered with makeup.
The effects of laser skin resurfacing can last for years. As the fibrous matrix of collagen is rebuilt beneath the skin, suppleness and smoothness will become more noticeable.
Discuss your options for facial rejuvenation in Metairie. Call The Cleft & Facial Cosmetic Surgery Center today.