About Laser Skin Resurfacing
Skin resurfacing with Erbium Yag laser technology at Martin Plastic Surgery is a noninvasive aesthetic treatment that utilizes pulsating beams of energy to remove damaged skin cells layer by layer. This innovative procedure is performed for the reduction of facial wrinkles and lines, as well as for diminishing skin irregularities, such as pigmentation, dyschromia, melasma, and other flaws. Sometimes referred to as a laser peel, laser skin resurfacing is considered an effective treatment for people who want clearer, softer, younger-looking skin. Based on your personal skin care needs, this treatment can be customized for the best results. There is little recovery time associated with Erbium Yag laser skin resurfacing treatments while outstanding results are often achieved. Any questions or concerns may be reviewed with Dothan, AL plastic surgeon Dr. Justin Martin during your initial consultation.
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Erbium Yag laser skin resurfacing is ideal for patients who are unsatisfied with their overall complexion. If you have noticed and are unhappy with sun-damaged skin, age spots, acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, or melasma, this procedure may be ideal for you. This technology is also helpful for treating rough texture, scaly patches, or other skin surface problems. Lastly, it's important that patients understand that there may be a brief recovery period needed following laser therapy with redness and peeling for 3 - 7 days. Matters of healing and recovery will be discussed in detail at your initial consultation.
After you arrive at Martin Plastic Surgery for your Erbium Yag laser treatment, a topical numbing cream will be applied to your face to help reduce discomfort so that you can relax throughout your appointment. Throughout the procedure, you will lie comfortably in one of our special treatment chairs while the laser handpiece passes over your skin, directly targeting the designated areas for improvement. The laser energy is designed to destroy damaged skin cells while also promoting new collagen growth.
What to Expect
A topical ointment will be applied to your skin just before you are released to return home for your recovery. The treatment area may look pink and will probably peel for 3 - 7 days. These symptoms subside in a few days, and you will look and feel better very quickly. Following treatment, each patient needs to limit their UV exposure and use sun protection. As your skin will peel during the healing process, it's important to avoid accelerating the recovery process and to prevent scarring by avoiding peeling or pulling at the flaking skin. After the peeling is finished, the treated skin should feel smoother while also appearing clearer, younger, and rejuvenated.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I help my skin recover after a resurfacing treatment?
Dr. Martin or a member of our team will discuss ways to speed skin healing following your treatment. The most important factor is to not peel or pick flaking skin. Doing so can cause long-term damage and scars. You should also avoid all hair removal methods on the treated skin, which includes waxing, shaving, or depilatory creams. We can suggest a topical cream to help soothe treated areas.
How often should I get laser resurfacing treatments?
Based on the condition of your skin prior to treatment, you might need to wait weeks or even a few months between treatments. Laser skin resurfacing will give you results that last a long time; however, they do need a longer recovery period. You should inform our team of how frequently you want to return for appointments so we can consider this when recommending a treatment plan in your initial consultation.
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Radiant, Natural Results
Your treatment with Erbium Yag laser skin resurfacing provides outstanding results if you are interested in achieving a more youthful appearance. If you are considering a change and want to hear more information about the benefits of this or other nonsurgical procedures Martin Plastic Surgery performs, we encourage you to contact our office in Dothan, AL today to schedule a consultative appointment with Dr. Martin.