Our skin is placed at risk every day, by the bright sun and by toxins in our environment. Skin is surprisingly complex, and its fine network of tissues is disrupted by the UV light of the sun, smoking, age, and the air around us. We believe that skin care should be a part of virtually all of our lives. This may take the form of effective sunscreens, specialized soap for washing, moisturizers, and stronger medicines called retinoids that can work to repair skin and prevent further damage. A good skin care program can accomplish as much to improve appearance as an invasive surgery.
Laser skin resurfacing uses controlled light beams with high intensity to vaporize and remove the upper layer of the skin. When the damaged, superficial skin is removed, it gives way for new skin to grow, which masks the face with a new layer of epidermis. Any pain during the procedure is managed with local anesthesia and/or sedatives to help the patient relax. The eyes will also be protected since lasers can be harmful to the patient’s vision. Laser skin resurfacing’s advanced technology allows accurate targeting of smaller areas so the surrounding skin is not affected. A session may take up to 2 hours depending on the patient’s skin conditions.