A Clean Slate
An innovative laser system has expanded the treatment options for wrinkles, acne scars and spotty sun-damaged skin. The experienced physicians at Affiliated Dermatology now offer a revolutionary, effective, long-lasting procedure for enhancing your skin.
Using an ultrapulsed mode of the carbon dioxide (CO2) laser, it is possible in most cases to banish wrinkles, improve facial discolorations, smooth scars (whether from acne, chicken pox, or injury), and even rejuvenate sun-damaged and aging skin. With accurately placed pulses of light, our experienced physicians can vaporize the top layer of skin at precisely the correct depth, eliminating imperfections and stimulating the underlying tissue to produce a fresher, healthier look.
Laser treatments are performed in our outpatient centers. Procedures generally last from 20 to 40 minutes, depending on partial or full-face treatment. Local anesthesia, sometimes coupled with light sedation to help relieve anxiety, is all that is required during the procedure. Afterwards, discomfort is minimal – like a slight sunburn. Patients go home right after the procedure. Recovery time is about a week, during which time a soothing ointment is applied to the skin to seal out the air.
Laser Resurfacing eliminated the sun damaged skin, wrinkles and other signs of aging from this patient's face, leaving her with smooth, healthier-looking skin.