Laser Facial Resurfacing

Laser facial resurfacing will smooth the face and fine wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. In addition, the procedure minimizes unevenly pigmented areas and facial scars. Laser facial resurfacing involves using a carbon dioxide laser (CO2 laser) device that treats layers of damaged skin in a few minutes to one hour. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation and may require more than one session for maximum desired results.

The side effects include temporary swelling, discomfort, and sensitivity to sun or makeup. In addition, there may be redness of the skin that can last up to six months then you may see a lightening of the treated skin. You can return to work in two weeks while restraining from strenuous activity for four to six weeks. The duration of the laser skin resurfacing is not permanent but is long-lasting.

The risks involved in laser facial resurfacing include burns, scarring, infection, or abnormal changes in skin color.