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! 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, Buford, Suwanee, Newnan, and Kennesaw.
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.
Benefits of Laser Resurfacing
Laser resurfacing 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, 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 laser produces minimal discomfort and typically no topical anesthetic is necessary.
Your aesthetician will apply the 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 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 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, Buford, Suwanee, Newnan, and Kennesaw. Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation!