Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser Skin Resurfacing Las Vegas

Wrinkle Reduction  Flaws and Spot Removal  Acne Scar Removal

Laser resurfacing is a process of using a controlled surgical laser to remove upper layers of skin which is flawed, aged or damaged. Laser light is concentrated in a beam to be specially absorbed by skin cells. The heat generated by the laser then removes these targeted cells. The remaining skin generates new collagen, elastin and epidermis and therefore, a new, high quality surface. Only the targeted cells are removed and new cells can grow in their place. Deeper wrinkles are reduced or eliminated. Acne scars are reduced and re-contoured.

The Consultation
During your consultation, your legs will be examined. Doctor Parker will map out the areas affected by spider veins or other problems. During the examination, you will be checked for signs of more serious “deep vein” problems, often indicated by swelling, sores, or skin changes at the ankle.

Pre-Procedure

No plucking, waxing, depilatory or bleaching for 1 week prior to treatment. Please refrain from the previously mentioned methods of hair removal during the laser treatment process; these methods will interfere with the laser treatment and may result requiring more treatments to achieve desired results. Shaving is permitted during laser treatments.

Please remove make-up, deodorants, and lotions in treatment area prior to treatment. Ladies: If you are treating your bikini area please wear white underwear, because the laser is attracted to dark colors.

Shaving may not be required prior to your first treatment. Please call for further instructions. A $25.00 fee will be charged for unshaven areas following your first treatment.

If you’ve started any antibiotics or any other medications that may make you photo sensitive, please let us know. We may have to reschedule your appointment. Also notify the RN/Tech if there has been any change in your health status (new medications, heart condition etc).

Sun exposure and tanning beds should be avoided for 3 days pre and post treatment. If sun exposure is unavoidable use a minimum SPF 30 SUNBLOCK (not sunscreen).

For maximum desired results, multiple treatments will be required at regular scheduled intervals.

The Laser Skin Resurfacing Procedure

The areas which are to be treated are shaven to remove any length of hair which is exposed past the skin.

Then a special cooling gel and special cold packs are applied to the area. Several minutes are allowed to pass to treat the skin.

The laser gives your technician precise control over the natural exfoliation process as it gently vaporizes the outer layer of sun-damaged or acne-scarred skin to reveal the smooth, fresh skin underneath. Lines are removed in a precise, rapid, bloodless fashion, achieving excellent results. Laser skin resurfacing can be performed with local anesthesia if limited areas are treated, while full face resurfacing is usually performed with the administration of intravenous sedation by an anesthesiologist. With this new technology, treatment can be tailored to achieve our patients’ expectations.

Recovery Period

Generally, recovery time with laser skin resurfacing is rapid and gentle.

During the first few days after your procedure, your skin will weep, as new collagen is formed to rebuild the skin from the bottom up.

Some crusting may develop as a new skin surface is formed. We will prescribe ointment to keep the treated areas moist, and in most cases, bandages will be required during the first 48 hours. Your new skin will have a reddish quality which fades in a few weeks. This redness can be covered with cosmetics until it completely disappears. Some temporary swelling may occur around the eyes, and there is some risk of pigmentation disturbance with darker skin types.

The full effect of your treatment develops over a few months following the procedure and can be expected to last for several years. As with any cosmetic procedure, the results can be expected to fade over time, at which time the procedure can be repeated

 Frequently Asked Question

1. What happens after the treatment?
Within several minutes, the skin may become slightly red and puffy, like mild sunburn. This goes away over several hours to one day. The laser does not cut the skin in any way.

Benefits of laser resurfacing over chemical peels and dermabrasion:

  • The laser causes less scarring, bleeding and bruising.
  • Laser surgery requires shorter recovery time than traditional treatments.
  • A level of control can be achieved that is difficult with other treatments
  • Your physician can visually judge the effect of the treatment as it is performed.
  • The treatment seems to be more predictable and safer.
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