Summer Stings! Refresh your Skin with Laser Resurfacing

At the end of summer people realize that they may have spent a little bit too much time in the sun. Sun damage is most noticeable on the face. The damage takes time to develop, so it is not just the result of one summer, but a lifetime of sun exposure. Fortunately, the advances in technology have developed a safe and effective procedure to reverse the effects of sun damage to the skin. Laser resurfacing is commonly the procedure of choice to treat troubled skin on a patient’s facial area.

Laser skin resurfacing helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, scars, and pigmentation. Laser energy removes the outer layers of damaged skin. The old skin is stripped away and new skin cells generate in the healing process. Laser resurfacing aims to tighten facial skin, make it smoother and youthful in appearance. With advanced versions of C02 and Erbium laser tools, Dr. Esmailian unveils a younger and radiant look for his patients.

Who Gets Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Patients who commit to reducing sun exposure and wish to minimize the appearance of fine lines and blotchiness. Laser resurfacing offers an alternative to traditional forms of treatment that were much more painful. To regain the loss of skin tone and reduce the visibility of scars and sun damage the patient will need to limit sun exposure. Once they can commit to that change they will see results take affect and produce evenly toned, long lasting skin.

Candidates of Laser Resurfacing:

Patients who see noticeable scars, wrinkles, fine lines and pigmentation around the eyes, forehead and mouth qualify for laser skin resurfacing. Good candidates for skin resurfacing have one or more conditions:

· Wrinkles and sun damage
· Crow’s feet around the eyes
· Skin laxity in lower eyelids
· Brown spots and blotchy skin
· Injury, acne or chicken pox scars

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, laser resurfacing is effective in treating wrinkles, age spots, scars and sun damage from specific areas or the entire face. Skin thickness and texture may influence candidacy.
Benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing:

The results of laser resurfacing have reached a breakthrough in performance for people with sun damaged facial skin. Benefits of laser skin resurfacing include:

· Reduced risks of infection
· Bloodless performance
· No use of scalpels
· Safe, quick and effective

What to expect after Laser Skin Resurfacing

After your procedure it is recommend avoiding unprotected sun exposure to prevent irregular skin pigmentation. Results are not permanent but with proper follow-up care and reducing sun exposure you will be able to maintain long-lasting results.

Initially there will be some moderate discomfort in most patients. After the first 24 hours, cleaning and ointment will be given to be applied. Redness, itching, stinging and swelling will occur but will subside as the skin heals. Oil-free makeup is recommended after skin heals completely.

This is an effective treatment option for those who suffer from unsightly wrinkles and scars. The laser peels off years of sun damage and tightens collagen. The cosmetic benefits include:

· Reduced wrinkles
· Smooth crow’s feet around eyes
· Diminished lines around mouth
· Decrease visibility of acne scars
· Refreshed skin after years of sun damage

Since laser skin resurfacing is an elective treatment it will not be covered by medical insurance. There are exceptions for the modification of scars or removal of precancerous growths on the skin.

Laser Skin Resurfacing in Orange County

Visit Dr. Esmailian and discover what Laser Skin Resurfacing can do for your skin. Sun damaged developments can be corrected and your skin’s youth can be restored. For a smooth and radiant face make an appointment with Dr. Esmailian today.

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