Laser resurfacing has quickly become one of the most popular anti-aging procedures available. Laser energy is used to improve the look of your skin by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improving skin irregularities including acne scars and blemishes, and removing tattoos or unwanted hair. Board-certified plastic surgeon offers laser skin resurfacing to the residents of Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and other surrounding communities.
What Is Laser Resurfacing?
Laser resurfacing removes the top layers of damaged skin, allowing new, younger-looking skin to appear using laser lights. The laser can focus on a specific problem area or treat your entire face.
What Can Laser Resurfacing Treat?
Resurfacing makes your skin smoother and is very effective in reducing the appearance of some wrinkles, especially those around the eyes. It also tightens the skin underneath the eyes. Laser resurfacing is also incredibly malleable and can sometimes be used on other parts of the body. Laser resurfacing is known to improve numerous skin conditions including:
- Acne scars
- Precancerous growth
- Sun damaged skin
- Fine wrinkles around the mouth
- Fine wrinkles around the eyes including “crow’s feet”
- Sagging lower eyelids
- Uneven skin tone and blotches
- Facial scarring
How Do I Prepare For Laser Resurfacing?
Some preparation is needed to achieve maximum results after laser resurfacing. Dr. Rubinstein may suggest you apply special creams, lotions, or gels in weeks leading up to your procedure. You may also need to take specific oral medication beforehand if you are prone to certain conditions such as cold sores.
How Does Laser Resurfacing Work?
Dr. Rubinstein offers the latest technology, fractional CO2 treatment using the Matrix laser. A topical anesthetic may be used to numb your face depending on your level of treatment. The procedure may take anywhere between a few minutes to an hour to cover the full target area.
A laser is moved over your skin exposing a second layer of skin through short bursts of energy that safely penetrates the outer layer. Once exposed, your second layer of skin begins to heal, rendering a new, younger-looking outer layer of skin.
Only one procedure is generally needed to achieve your desired results. However, deeper imperfections may require additional sessions.
How Does My Skin React to Laser Resurfacing?
You will need one week to heal fully from laser resurfacing. After your procedure, the treated area will look and feel like deep sunburn and a little swelling is common. Your skin may also ooze. Dr. Rubinstein prescribes an ointment for expediting the healing process and pain medicine to ensure your comfort. Redness leaves gradually as the new layer of fresh skin emerges. Once the redness subsides, you may begin to use makeup again.
How Long Do the Results Last?
The results of laser resurfacing can last a very long time, with some wrinkles not returning for many years. As with many cosmetic skin treatments, your skin is vulnerable to sun exposure. Diligent use of sunblock ensures lasting results.
What Does Laser Resurfacing Cost in Miami, FL?
As an elective procedure, laser resurfacing is not covered by medical insurance. Dr. Rubinstein wants all members of Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and South Florida to afford the fresh face they always wanted. In addition to accepting cash, personal check, credit cards, other convenient financing
options are available. Pre-qualify today in preparation for your consultation.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Adam J. Rubinstein, M.D., F.A.C.S., offers laser resurfacing and Other Facial and Plastic Surgeries to residents across South Florida including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and the Greater South Florida area. Contact the office of Dr. Adam Rubinstein today to schedule your laser resurfacing consultation.