What is laser skin resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing removes layers of skin so that the skin comes back looking tighter, younger, and healthier. It can be an effective treatment for blotches, wrinkles and fine lines, and scars. Laser skin resurfacing is usually done by a plastic surgeon or other skin specialist, and can be done as a stand-alone treatment or during a surgery. Laser skin resurfacing can be performed on specific parts of the face in about 30-45 minutes, or over the entire face in up to two hours.
Who Is A Candidate For Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Ideal candidates for laser skin resurfacing are patients who have fine lines, uneven skin tone, lots of skin texture, acne scars, or sun damage. Laser skin resurfacing patients should not have a lot of melanin in their skin (Fitzpatrick types I-III) and be in generally good health. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Truesdale or Nurse Jess to see if you are a good candidate.
Benefits Of Laser Skin Resurfacing
More youthful and radiant appearance
Laser skin resurfacing is designed to stimulate natural collagen production in the skin of the face, neck, chest and even hands leading to steady rejuvenation over several months and lasting up to several years.
Even skin tone
With laser skin resurfacing, hyperpigmentation is drastically minimized whether it is from sun damage, acne scarring, or aging. Your complexion will be refreshed, bright, and clear.
Improves skin texture
The stimulated production of collagen will plump your skin reducing any fine lines, wrinkles, or acne scars. Laser skin resurfacing will create a soft and smooth layer of fresh, glowy skin.
Why Choose Truesdale Facial Plastic Surgery for Beverly Hills laser skin resurfacing?
Dr. Truesdale is experienced in delivering the precise amount of energy required for your skin type and color to help you achieve your desired result. Even though laser skin resurfacing is a non-surgical treatment, it is still important to see a trained specialist like Dr. Truesdale, as it is necessary to modify the needle depth and energy for each individual patient.
Laser Skin Resurfacing (CO2) Before & After
FAQs for a laser skin resurfacing in Beverly Hills
How long does it take to recover from laser skin resurfacing?
Recovery after laser skin resurfacing depends on the amount of energy applied with the CO2 laser. Laser skin resurfacing can be performed with lighter energy over several treatments, which will decrease recovery time to a few days. A more aggressive laser skin resurfacing treatment would be done in the operating room under sedation to more aggressively resurface the skin. This type of deep treatment often results in 1-2 weeks of crusting, bruising, swelling, and/or redness. No matter the strength of your treatment, is important to avoid sun exposure and harsh chemicals following the treatment.
Is laser skin resurfacing worth it?
Yes, laser skin resurfacing can truly improve the appearance of your skin.
Which is better - a chemical peel or laser skin resurfacing?
A chemical peel and laser resurfacing can both be great options. The best option for you depends on your goals and skin type, as well as your tolerance for downtime. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Truesdale to get his expert opinion on the best option for you.