As a plastic surgeon, one of the most popular questions I’ll hear from patients is, “What can laser skin resurfacing do for me?” Very often, the answer is, “It can do a whole lot!”
Laser skin resurfacing is certainly one of the most versatile procedures around, but did you know that it’s also one of the most popular? In fact, according to recent data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there were 466,238 laser skin resurfacing procedures performed in 2011, alone. Compared with the 2010 figure, that represents a remarkable 9% growth in just one year’s time.
So, what can the procedure do for you? Over time, our skin changes in ways we don’t always ask for. This can include facial sagging, wrinkles, sun damage and more. Laser skin resurfacing aims to combat these changes using special light energy. One of the most popular minimally-invasive procedures around, laser skin resurfacing works to remove the damaged outer layers of the skin. The result is a fresher, smoother, more youthful appearance.
While this procedure is most commonly performed to mobile treat the effects of aging, it can be performed on patients of any age who are looking to restore their skin to a smooth, clear complexion free of blemishes and other imperfections. But, that’s not all! Read on to learn a few ways we use lasers to treat unwanted hair.
Laser Hair Removal
Unwanted body hair is one of the most common complaints among patients today. Not only do many find it unattractive, but unwanted hair on the face, underarms and legs can hurt a person’s confidence and self esteem. Thankfully, there’s a solution: laser hair removal.
A minimally-invasive procedure, laser hair removal is a popular alternative to waxing, electrolysis and messy depilatories. During this procedure, laser energy is absorbed by dark pigments in the hair follicles beneath the skin’s surface. This is converted to heat which destroys the follicles and prevents hair growth for up to two years. The treatment leaves the surrounding skin unharmed and can be used on nearly any part of the body.
Laser Treatments in New York and New Jersey
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