If you are dealing with skin imperfections, it can be frustrating to hear that it may require multiple treatments and several months to achieve the desired results. If this has been your experience so far with non-surgical skin resurfacing, we have good news! The Excel V™ is a state-of-the-art laser that can visibly improve many common skin flaws in as few as one or two treatments. Led by board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David B. Brothers, Plastic Surgery Centre of Atlanta offers laser resurfacing for men and women in Atlanta, Sandy Springs, and surrounding communities in Georgia.
What is Laser Resurfacing?
Laser resurfacing is one of the most recent advancements in anti-aging. The treatment can help with lines and wrinkles by removing the damaged layers of skin.
Excel V™ Laser
We are excited to offer the Excel V™ laser at Plastic Surgery Centre of Atlanta. This highly advanced laser from Cutera® combines two optimal laser wavelengths for precise treatment of both surface-level discoloration and deeper vascular lesions. This quick, comfortable and convenient treatment offers a number of benefits:
- Little to no downtime and no special preparation
- Suitable for all skin types
- Safe to use on face, legs, and body
- Immediate results for many patients
- Satisfactory improvements in one or two sessions
- Quick treatments take just 15 to 30 minutes on average
Benefits of Laser Resurfacing
As one of our most versatile lasers, the Excel V™ can be finely tuned to help improve a wide range of skin blemishes on the face and body. If you are bothered by any of the following, Excel V™ laser resurfacing may be a good option for you:
- Angiomas and redness
- Port wine stains
- Freckles and age spots
- Spider veins
- Vascular lesions
Who is the Ideal Candidate for Laser Resurfacing?
Laser resurfacing is safe for most skin types and conditions. If you have advanced signs of aging, Dr. Brothers may recommend a facelift before your laser resurfacing treatment.
What Do I Need to Do Before Having Laser Resurfacing?
You should understand the benefits and limitations of any cosmetic procedure you are considering. A consultation with Dr. Brothers gives you the knowledge and insight you need to choose the right treatment for your cosmetic goals.
What Should I Expect on the Day of My Laser Resurfacing?
All laser treatments are performed by our experienced laser specialists. After you arrive for your appointment, the treatment area will be cleaned to remove any makeup or debris. Your aesthetician will apply a cooling gel to the skin. Most patients find the Excel V™ laser produces minimal discomfort and typically no topical anesthetic is necessary.
Your aesthetician will apply the Excel V™ laser handpiece to the treatment area and deliver pulses of laser light to the skin. The precise heat from the laser causes unsightly blood vessels to collapse, and the light frequencies are absorbed by the pigment in the skin, reducing the visibility of vascular lesions and discoloration. The Excel V™ laser is particularly good for targeting red, purple, brown and blue lesions.
How Long Does It Take to Perform Laser Resurfacing?
On average, a laser resurfacing treatment with the Excel V™ laser system takes 15 to 30 minutes. Session time varies based on the skin condition and treatment area.
What to Expect After Laser Resurfacing
Following treatment, you can return immediately to your normal routine. You may notice some redness at the treatment site, but this is temporary and subsides within a couple of days.
Will I Have Scars After Getting Laser Resurfacing?
Laser resurfacing does not cause scarring. If you have scars, the treatment may help reduce the scars and make them less visible.
When Will I See Results?
Many patients notice an immediate improvement in their skin’s appearance and further improvements can be achieved with an additional treatment. It is important to keep the area protected with a high-quality, broad-spectrum sunscreen.
How Long Will the Results of Laser Resurfacing Last?
Laser resurfacing treats a wide range of skin problems, but it cannot stop the aging process. Our medical aestheticians will recommend other treatments to extend the results of your laser resurfacing treatment.
Additional Procedures to Enhance Your Laser Resurfacing Results
Skin health is paramount to looking great, so we recommend that you integrate our professional skin care products into your daily regimen.
How Much Does Laser Resurfacing Cost in Atlanta?
The cost of laser resurfacing varies by patient. After your consultation, we will provide a detailed cost that includes the applicable fees for Dr. Brothers and his surgical staff as well as any necessary medical supplies and your follow-up care. Financing is available through CareCredit® and Alphaeon™ Credit, and we also accept cash, checks, and most major credit cards.
If you have sun damage, dull complexion, or wrinkles, laser resurfacing may be right for you. At Plastic Surgery Centre of Atlanta, we use the most advanced techniques for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David B. Brothers, and his team offer laser resurfacing, emphasizing improved self-image and confidence of men and women in Atlanta, Sandy Springs, and surrounding communities in Georgia. Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation!