One of the most common noninvasive procedures performed by Dr. Fiorillo in his New York office is laser skin resurfacing. This also is referred to commonly as a ‘laser peel.’ This procedure is both safe and effective, and is used to minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth.
It also can be used to treat a facial scar or an area of the face with irregular pigmentation. Laser peeling may be done on the entire face or only on specific areas. Some patients have the procedure performed with other cosmetic surgeries, such as eyelid surgery.
While laser resurfacing is still relatively new, research suggests that this method often leads to less bruising, bleeding and post-operative pain than with other related methods.
About the Laser
Laser resurfacing is done with a laser beam that eliminates the upper skin layer in damaged areas of the face. Laser resurfacing is very precise, and there is little bleeding. However, note that this procedure is not for everyone. Dr. Fiorillo will discuss with you all of your skin resurfacing options, and he may recommend that chemical peel or dermabrasion is a better fit for you.
The best candidates for a laser peel are people with lines and wrinkles in certain areas of the face, such as around the eyes. The laser is extremely precise, and only these affected areas will be treated.
Patients who have darker skin could experience a change in pigmentation, no matter which type of resurfacing is used. Also, if you have taken accutaine in the last 12 to 18 months, you may not want to have this procedure at this time.
We recommend that if you are interested in a laser resurfacing, contact Dr. Fiorillo’s New York and New Jersey office today for a free consultation.
Learn how laser skin resurfacing works in the video below: