Laser Skin Resurfacing
At Buckhead Plastic Surgery, Atlanta
Aged and damaged skin can exhibit a range of issues for a patient. While some of the signs of aging may be hidden with makeup application, many kinds of damage on the skin must be treated by a plastic surgeon.
At our Atlanta plastic surgery practice, we offer laser skin resurfacing treatments. By targeting and removing the damaged outer layers of skin, the skin cells beneath the surface are able to shine and help you showcase more healthy-looking, beautiful skin. This is achieved not only through the removal of old skin cells, but also by heating the skin, encouraging collagen production in the skin's deepest layers.
Deciding if You Are Right for Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing is a process in which laser heat targets the outer layers of damaged skin and removes them. The laser's energy also penetrates to your skin's deeper layers, heating them. Both of these kick-start your body's own regenerative processes. As a result, the tone and texture of your skin can be improved and you may experience some youthful tightening of the skin as well.
How It's Done
Dr. Alan N. Larsen or his medical aesthetician determines a laser treatment plan for each new patient, accounting for the severity of skin conditions being treated as well as skin type. Four to six treatments may be recommended, scheduled at three-week intervals. Each session usually lasts about 20 minutes, with patients returning to normal activity immediately afterwards.
Before treatment, a cold gel is usually applied to the areas to be treated. During treatment, Dr. Larsen or his medical aesthetician will gently apply the handpiece to the skin. The combined radio frequency and light energy is delivered to the skin surface in precise movements.
What to Expect from Laser Skin Resurfacing
Occasionally some signs of treatment, such as redness, can last for one or two hours. In most cases, the entire face is treated, but the therapy can also work well on the neck, chest and hands. Results from a full series of treatments usually last for a year or more.
Risks associated with laser skin resurfacing are generally uncommon, but can include mild burning, a striping pattern on the skin and changes in pigmentation. Generally, these side effects are short-lived, but if you have questions, please consult with Dr. Larsen.
Though laser skin resurfacing often provides beautiful, skin smoothing results, we also offer dermabrasion, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning and chemical peels, all of which removed damaged skin cells to showcase more youthful, healthy skin.
Learn More About Laser Skin Resurfacing
We encourage you to learn more about treatments of laser skin resurfacing by Dr. Alan N. Larsen in the Buckhead business district of North Atlanta and how it can improve the health and appearance of your skin. You can email us or call us today at (404) 367‐9005 to find out about upcoming specials or to set up a consultation.