Exposure to the sun can make your skin appear dull over time as you develop wrinkles, sun spots, and fine lines that are hard to get rid of. Laser skin resurfacing is a treatment for sun damaged skin that can vary quite a bit depending on your needs as a patient. It can accomplish anything from a minor resurfacing to a deep resurfacing that has more dramatic results.
Dr. Rammos’ training in laser technologies allows him to determine what kind of treatment would work best for you. This will be done when you have your initial consultation. Our doctor will be able to accomodate your needs with a personalized treatment plan for laser skin resurfacing.
Laser Skin Resurfacing Techniques
Often ties laser skin resurfacing does not require general anesthesia, but it may be recommended to you by Dr. Rammos in the case of deep resurfacing for improved comfort during your procedure.
Preparing For Your Laser Skin Resurfacing
Refrain from excessive exposure to the sun or sunless tanning products at least seven to ten days before your procedure. Various topical vitamin A supplements like Tretinoin, Tazorac, or Retin-A must also be stopped a week before your procedure.
Recovering from Laser Skin Resurfacing
Light procedures like a Nanopeel will result in skin redness for about a day. Microlaser peel, which is a deeper treatment, will depend on the nature of your treatment to determine the length of peeling and overall redness. In this case it can be anywhere from one day to a week. Deep resurfacing procedures have the best possible degree of improvement for your skin. However, they can require up to two weeks of recovery.