Laser Resurfacing– A Younger You With No Knifes Or Needles
Posted September 29, 2015 in Skin Procedures, by Dr. Fiorillo
Numerous studies have shown that one of the most important ways of looking younger is by maintaining a clear, vibrant complexion, one that is free of wrinkles, fine lines, acne or other imperfections. What’s more, the same study showed that over 90% of our skin’s aging is directly caused by exposure to the sun.
Laser resurfacing is a breakthrough procedure in cosmetic medicine that can correct these blemishes quickly, effectively, and above all, safely, with very little recovery time required. Laser resurfacing consists of focusing an intense beam of light on the targeted area to vaporize skin tissue. This has the incredible effect of softening wrinkles, and minimizing scar tissue and fine lines.
There are two types of laser procedures: ablative and nonablative. Ablative resurfacing removes layers of skin, while nonablative resurfacing stimulating collagen growth beneath the top layers. Ablative laser resurfacing is performed as an outpatient procedure at Dr. Fiorillo’s two convenient New York and New Jersey locations. The procedure typically takes 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the scale of the treatment. The nonablative procedure requires takes approximately 15 minutes to 1.5 hours, again depending on the extent of the area to be treated.
Following ablative resurfacing, it’s common for the treated skin to be raw, swollen or itchy. To make you as comfortable as possible, Dr. Fiorillo will apply a soothing ointment and may dress the skin. Your new radiant skin should appear in one to two weeks. With nonablative resurfacing, you can expect red, swollen skin that you can apply ice packs to as needed. Immediately after the procedure, you can apply cosmetics and resume normal activity.
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